Monica J. Monroy is a trial lawyer practising in the area of civil litigation. Monica gained experience with insurance defence cases and personal injury claims while working as in-house counsel with a large insurance corporation. She has represented clients in both the Provincial Court and the Supreme Court of British Columbia. She is experienced with alternative dispute resolution procedures and has represented clients in mediation and in settlement conferences. In the community, Monica has been an executive member on the board of directors of the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society. She has also been a volunteer course facilitator on equality rights.
Monica was born in the Philippines and immigrated to Canada at the age of eight. She grew up in Vancouver and completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of British Columbia. She attended the University of Calgary for her first year of law school and completed her Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Victoria. As a student, she was fortunate to have had the opportunity to assist senior counsel involved in the Supreme Court of Canada cases of Norberg v. Wynrib,  2 S.C.R. 226 and Hodgkinson v. Simms,  3 S.C.R. 377. While attending law school at UVic, Monica was awarded the 1992 Davis & Company Prize in Environmental Law. In 1993, Monica articled at the prominent Vancouver litigation firm of Walsh & Company. From 1994 to 2005, Monica lived and worked in Barcelona, Spain. She is fluent in Catalan and Spanish.