We are excited to have the Honourable Justice Anne Derrick of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal on board as Keynote for LNFB's 3rd National Forum!
After graduation from Dalhousie Law School and joining the Nova Scotia Bar, Justice Anne Derrick co-founded a feminist all-women’s law firm in 1984. During her 24 years in practice Justice Derrick concentrated on public interest and equality litigation, criminal law, including criminal defence work, and social justice advocacy.
Justice Derrick was involved in high profile cases, for example, as counsel to Dr. Henry Morgentaler, as one of Donald Marshall Jr.’s lawyers at the Royal Commission examining his wrongful conviction, and as counsel for the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies at the Arbour Inquiry into Certain Events at the Prison for Women. She was also privileged to represent less visible clients, such as women in the sex trade and survivors of historic sexual and physical abuse at youth institutions in Nova Scotia.
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