Samantha Peters

Samantha Peters

Director of Legal Initiatives and Public Interest - Black Femme Legal

Toronto, ON
Workers' Rights Law Workplace Law Employment Law Aug 31, 2021

Samantha Peters could not find the law job of her dreams, so she built it. No, she didn’t start her own firm. What Samantha felt compelled to do was change the system and “do law differently”, and that did not fit into the traditional law firm structure.
Victoria Weir

Victoria Weir

Program Coordinator - Community Legal Education Association

Winnipeg, MB
Workers' Rights Law Public Interest Law Jun 21, 2021

Feeling empowered in her work allows Victoria to help people in her community feel empowered to know their rights and equip them with information that they can spread further into the community.
Elsa Ascencio

Elsa Ascencio

Workers' Rights Lawyer - Community Legal Clinic of York Region

Richmond Hill, ON
Employment Law Human Rights Law Public Interest Law Workers' Rights Law Jun 15, 2021

At the start of her legal career, someone told Elsa Ascencio that lawyering is like being on a boat in the open ocean. If you lose your sails, the rough waters will eventually sink you.
Amna Bhatti

Amna Bhatti

Human Rights Officer - Yukon Human Rights Commission

Whitehorse, YT
Human Rights Law Workers' Rights Law Public Interest Law Jun 8, 2021

Lahore to Toronto to Cape Town to Whitehorse was the winding road that led Amna Bhatti to a fulfilling law practice, but finding law work was not easy for her.

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