Tom Engel
Kate Engel
Samantha Labahn
Praveen (Prav) Alwis
Betti White
Criminal Defense
Bail Hearings
Complaints Against Police Officers
Rights & Liberties
Administrative Law & more


Betti White is an articling student at Engel Law.

Born in Penticton, BC, Betti obtained her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Saskatchewan and Alberta, respectively, followed by a move back to BC for her law degree at Thompson Rivers University (TRU).

During her time at law school, Betti volunteered for Pro Bono Students Canada promoting a legal clinic in assistance of marginally housed individuals and worked as a Research Assistant collecting empirical research for the eventual implementation of a new mental health community court in Kamloops, BC.

Betti was the first TRU Law student to place in the MacIntyre Cup Oral Advocacy Criminal Law Moot and subsequently qualified and represented TRU Law at the Sopinka Cup in Ottawa in March 2019.

Betti has a particular interest in working with Indigenous clients in need of criminal or civil representation. As a settler in Edmonton, Betti acknowledges the land on which she lives and works as Treaty 6 territory and traditional meeting grounds and homes for many Indigenous persons, including Cree, Saulteaux, Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), Metis, and Nakota Sioux Peoples.

Profile summary

  • education:
  • • Bachelor of Arts, 2005
  • • Bachelor of Arts, 2010
  • • Juris Doctor, 2019
  • memberships:
  • • Criminal Trial Lawyers’ Association- Student Membership
  • • International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence- Student Membership
  • Awards and Certificates
  • • WestCoast ADR Law Group: Family Violence Screening Course Certification
  • • Secwepemc Community Justice Program & Kamloops Restorative Justice Program: Community Justice Forum Facilitator Training and Certification
  • • TRU Law Course Prize: Top Mark in Criminal Process
  • • TRU Law Course Prize: Top Mark in Community Lawyering
  • • Dean’s List TRU Law
  • • BC Public Interest Award: Excellence in mental health advocacy and TRU community involvement

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