What I'm Up To
I'm leading development of a province-wide access to justice strategy for Legal Aid Ontario. It's to make legal aid work for people with mental health and addictions issues. Here are some of my ideas.
Teaching at the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor is also a joy and a privilege. Understanding human and legal rights in the health care system is pretty hard, but law students get it and want to make a difference.
There's also a neat social innovation lab project going with the Osgoode Hall Winkler Institute. Here we are getting our creative on with the family law system.
Giving talks is also great. Like the CBA Legal Futures Conference in 2014, or making the NY Times in 2013 to advocate for some friends of mine. Woo!
The other big one lately has been building political consensus about the need to protect innocent people from discrimination. We did a lot of work with the police over the last few years, and now the government is introducing legislation to make it stick. Good stuff.
Most recently I've taken a fancy to pinball, but I can't afford any of those awesome tables. And it is the spring now in Toronto anyway. So I take my 3 yr old to the park and enjoy my mimosa in a thermos like the other parents.
Here's a CV while we're at it. Thanks for coming and leave me a note.