Read Rachael Denhollander’s full victim impact statement about Larry Nassar – CNN

Wow.  Read this. Today.  It will be worth your while.  I promise. The year has only yet begun, but I believe that this is one of the year’s most powerful piece of writing.  And this part was especially powerful (to me at least): “In our early hearings. you brought your Bible into the courtroom and … Continue reading Read Rachael Denhollander’s full victim impact statement about Larry Nassar – CNN

Stephanie Chipeur: Lawyer, Advocate and Living with a Disability

For International Persons with Disabilities Day (December 3, 2017), I’ve decided to post this interview that I did with Stephanie Chipeur. The last time I saw Stephanie Chipeur, she and I were chatting and standing outside of our Canadian Legal History class. Today, although she sits in a motorized wheelchair, she continues to stand for … Continue reading Stephanie Chipeur: Lawyer, Advocate and Living with a Disability

LinkedIn lawyers: Did this weak sexism really warrant perv-shaming? – Telegraph

Barrister Charlotte Proudman has outed a lawyer who called her ‘stunning’ on professional network LinkedIn. Radhika Sanghani doesn’t think she should have gone public. I have to agree.  While I think people should be called out on their sexism, I don’t agree that public shaming (especially via social media) should be part and parcel of the … Continue reading LinkedIn lawyers: Did this weak sexism really warrant perv-shaming? – Telegraph

Barbara Kay: Of course Justin Trudeau wants bilingual judges: he’s the product of bilingual privilege

Kudos to Justice Russell Brown. But “bilingual privilege”? Has our notion of what privilege is and who possesses it gone too far? I’m unconvinced that the argument of bilingual privilege holds water. Privilege implies that some people are denied access, even if they tried or wanted to. As far as I’m concerned, most, if not … Continue reading Barbara Kay: Of course Justin Trudeau wants bilingual judges: he’s the product of bilingual privilege

Kimberley Motley, Afghanistan and the Rule of Law

“Every human deserves protection under their country’s laws — even when that law is forgotten or ignored. Sharing three cases from her international legal practice, Kimberley Motley, an American litigator practicing in Afghanistan and elsewhere, shows how a country’s own laws can bring both justice and “justness”: using the law for its intended purpose, to protect.” — TED.com Continue reading Kimberley Motley, Afghanistan and the Rule of Law