Nico Bernardi
Articled Student


Articling at JML, Nico Bernardi is currently in Ottawa completing a one-year clerkship at the Federal Court. Guided by her keen interest in people, she is drawn to family law. In law school, she also took courses focusing on access to justice, gender and the law, arbitration, and international law.

During her time at the University of Victoria, Nico hosted Stare Indecisis, the podcast accompaniment to Appeal: Review of Current Law and Law Reform. She was also co-president of the Feminist Law Club, FemLaw. Participating in the 2019 Wilson Moot, she received the 3rd best oralist award. In the summer of 2019, she travelled to Rwanda on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide to learn about the role law can play in reconciliation, healing and development.

Outside of law, Nico likes to get her hands dirty, having planted over one million trees so far. She also loves to eat, bake, run, cycle and lie in Savasana.

Education & Bar Admissions

  • B.A., McGill University, 2014
  • M.I.F., University of British Columbia, 2016
  • J.D., University of Victoria, 2020