Maya Hamou

Part-time Instructor

Law, Faculty of

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Maya is a Hearing Officer with the Department of Justice and Attorney General for the Province of New Brunswick. In that role, she is appointed as an Emergency Adjudicative Officer pursuant to the Intimate Partner Violence Intervention Act, SNB 2017, c 5, a Small Claims Adjudicator pursuant to the Small Claims Act, SNB 2012, c 15, and a Case Management Master in the Family Division of the Court of Queen’s Bench pursuant to the Judicature Act, RSNB 1973, c J-2.

From October 2010 to June 2019, Maya worked as a lawyer with the Civil Litigation Group of the Office of the Attorney General. As counsel representing New Brunswick, she has appeared at all levels of New Brunswick courts, in matters ranging from judicial reviews to construction disputes. Maya enjoyed working on matters where criminal and civil law intersected. From 2017 to 2019, she participated in the federal Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry as counsel for New Brunswick.

In addition, Maya briefly worked as an agent for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, and, from 2006 to 2009, was Commission Counsel for the Cornwall Public Inquiry, which led her and the Commission Counsel team to investigate allegations of abuse against young people in Cornwall and to examine the response of the justice system and public institutions.

With degrees from Université de Moncton in 2002 (BSc, Honors Biochemistry) and from the University of Ottawa in 2005 (LLB, cum laude), Maya was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2006 upon completing her articles with Ogilvy Renault in Toronto. She was admitted to the Law Society of New Brunswick in 2009.

Currently a member of the Law Society of New Brunswick Council as representative for York Sunbury, Maya also co-chairs the Government Lawyers Forum of the CBA-NB. She also presided on the board of a non-profit francophone daycare in Fredericton (Au P’tit Monde de Franco) from 2017 to 2019.

Courses taught

  • Legal Research and Advocacy