The Change & Advocacy Blog: How We Each Can Do Our Bit

We were honored by the award of another CLAWBIE for this blog at the end of 2016 in a new category called “Change & Advocacy. The new Clawbie category recognizes “blogs that drive positive change in the legal system.” I will face some challenges to my scholarship and activism in the coming months, as I go back into treatment for cancer. So this blog post is about how we can each find the motivation and the means to do our bit [...]


Sexual Assault Training for Canadian Judges: Holding Their Feet to the Fire

Gary Clement, National Post Rona Ambrose’s Private Members Bill – Judicial Accountability Through Sexual Assault Law Training Act – brilliantly abbreviated as the JUST Act – got one step closer to becoming law when the House of Commons passed it unanimously on May 15th and sent it back to the Senate. The drive behind the Bill comes from the outrage and disgust following  followed the comments of Robin Camp in a sexual assault trial in 2014 and the long, tortuous and at times [...]

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