Samantha Peters

Samantha Peters

Director of Legal Initiatives and Public Interest - Black Femme Legal

Toronto, Ontario
Workers' Rights Law Workplace Law Employment Law

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, Manitoba
Workers' Rights Law Public Interest Law

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 - Mobile Legal & Social Justice Initiative at Hamilton Community Legal Clinic

Toronto, Ontario
Employment Law Human Rights Law Public Interest Law Workers' Rights Law

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, Yukon
Human Rights Law Workers' Rights Law Public Interest Law

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.