Arlene Dodge

Arlene Dodge

First Nations In-House Counsel

Indigenous Law

Arlene Dodge’s passion for supporting Indigenous communities comes from a keen awareness of, and closeness to, the negative impacts that lack of representation manifests.
Lynda Collins

Lynda Collins

Professor - University of Ottawa

Ottawa, ON

Not everyone will be a Gold Medal Recipient, but every law student has the opportunity to create a life with meaning far greater than any award could give them. Lynda is excited to guide her students in doing just that.
Doug Brown

Doug Brown

Director of Legal Services - City Solicitor - City of Winnipeg

Winnipeg, MB

For some lawyers, their “badge of honour” is the amount of billed hours they rack up. Doug’s greatest accomplishment is not falling victim to the unhealthy expectations the profession tried to impose on him and instead, going his own way.
Diann Castle

Diann Castle

President & Owner - Castle & Associates

Calgary, AB
Family Law

In law school, were you told that working at a small firm would be unprofitable or unchallenging? Diann Castle was, but she did not listen.
Erin Durant

Erin Durant

Founder, Litigator & Investigator - Durant Barristers

Russell, ON
Litigation

Erin Durant had been on the traditional Big Law path, a partner at one of Canada’s largest law firms, when it all came crashing down. Hailing from a small town and a middle-class family, Erin managed to pave the way for herself and is now thriving after starting her own practice.
Afsana Gibson-Chowdhury

Afsana Gibson-Chowdhury

Qualified Mediator (Q.Med) - Gibson Chowdhury, Clear Collaborative Mediation

Toronto, ON
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

2012 was a big year for Afsana. Not only did it mark her move from the UK to Canada, but also the beginning of a career change from civil litigation to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and a battle of tackling systemic barriers for lawyers and mediators and the communities they serve.

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