Slaw is pleased indeed to tell you that Karin Galldin and Leslie Robertson are joining us as regular bloggers. They'll be writing together, so each of their entries will be in their joint names.
Karin and Leslie are partners in a feminist Ottawa law firm, Galldin Robertson. Karin's practice comprises civil litigation, human rights, and plaintiff-side employment law; and she is particularly interested in using tort and human rights law to strengthen institutional responsibilities towards women's security, as well as that of other historically marginalized groups. Karin believes strongly in mentoring young women in the legal profession, and in embodying personal philosophies in the practice of law. Leslie practices in the areas of family law, child protection, civil litigation, human rights, and employment law, working primarily with women, survivors of violence, queers, and non-traditional families. She is particularly interested in supporting marginalized community members in challenging abuses of authority, and she moonlights as an outreach worker for a needle exchange.
Please welcome Karin and Leslie to Slaw.