Anne is a Senior General Counsel with the Litigation Branch of the Department of Justice in Ottawa. Her broad-based civil litigation practice consists of appearances before all levels of courts and administrative tribunals on a broad range of issues, including administrative and constitutional law, human rights, privacy, employment and procurement law. In particular, Anne has extensive experience as lead counsel before the Federal Courts in judicial review and appellate litigation and before the Supreme Court of Canada in appeals, interventions and leave applications.
Anne is an active contributor to legal education and mentoring in the Department of Justice and the wider legal community. She founded the Women Litigators’ Initiative to support, develop and mentor female litigators within the Department of Justice in 2009. Anne was the 2012 recipient of the Deputy Minister’s Award for Leadership in Employment Equity and Diversity in recognition of this successful program. She has recently co-chaired several Advocates’ Society programs in Ottawa: Women in Litigation symposium (2013, 2015) and Advocacy in Ottawa symposium (2016). Anne has been an advocacy advisor with the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute since 2012. In the past, she was an instructor at the Law Society of Upper Canada Bar Admission Course (1999-2005) and the Osgoode Hall Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop (2002-2007).
BAH (Political Science), Queens University – 1988
LLB, Queens University - 1991
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