Justice at Work Conference

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 (All day)

Our schedule for the day is:

9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. – Registration (Coffee and light Breakfast will be served) – Alumni Auditorium on the second floor of the CAW Student Centre (formerly known as the Ambassador Auditorium)

10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. – Welcome – Alumni Auditorium

10:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. – Panel Discussion: Hot Topics in Law – Alumni Auditorium

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Keynote Address and Lunch – Moot Court Room, Faculty of Law Building

1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Career Options and Information / Career Fair – Alumni Auditorium

Poster for Panel

Our morning panel will feature the following speakers discussing Hot Topics in Law. (Light breakfast snacks and coffee will be provided.) The panelists will share advice for any students who want to make a difference. They’ll also specifically discuss their work on (in the order they’re listed below) climate change, race and policing, supporting survivors of gender-based violence, and reproductive justice for LGBTQ2S clients.

  • David Estrin, Environmental Justice and Sustainability Clinic & Gowling WLG (appearing by Skype)
  • Asha James (Windsor Law ’08), Falconers LLP
  • Deepa Mattoo, Barbra Schlifer Clinic
  • Lisa Sharp, Ottawa Fertility Law & Sharp Family Law

Poster for Keynote Speaker

This year’s keynote speaker will be Jacqueline Swaisland of Waldman & Associates. (Lunch will be provided.) Ms. Swaisland will be discussing career advice for working on migration issues. Her practice encompasses all areas of Canadian citizenship, immigration and refugee law. Jacqueline is also a co-founder and the Toronto coordinator of the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program, a national program that has trained more than 1300 lawyers in 11 cities to assist sponsor groups to fill out private sponsorship applications for refugees for free.
Career Fair Poster

These are the confirmed participants for our Career Fair:

  • Alexis Chernish, Barrister & Solicitor
  • Barbra Schlifer Clinic
  • Canadian Environmental Law Association
  • Community Legal Aid
  • Falconers LLP
  • Iler Campbell LLP
  • Innocence Canada
  • Legal Assistance of Windsor
  • Level Justice
  • Michigan Legal Help
  • National Self-Represented Litigants Project
  • Nisa Homes
  • Ottawa Fertility Law
  • South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario
  • Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice
  • Windsor-Essex Bilingual Legal Clinic
  • Windsor Law LLM Program

The Justice at Work Conference is brought to you by the Career Services Office of Windsor Law. Additional funding is provided by:

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The Law Foundation of Ontario

Windsor Law Alumni Fund for the Enhancement of Student Life - Student Services

Windsor Law Students’ Law Society

Kathleen Behan
(519) 253-3000