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Jessica Roher

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Jessica works* tirelessly to find the best solutions to her client’s legal issues. A community organizer before she went to law school, Jessica knows how to build trust. She approaches all tasks with creativity and with§ a sharp focus on achieving results, whether through negotiated settlements or at trial. A former Court of Appeal clerk and law school Silver Medallist, Jessica does not shy away from complex legal problems. She is a lawyer with a strong sense of purpose and drive. Jessica balances her busy litigation practice with governance responsibilities in the not-for-profit sector as a board member of a legal aid clinic, and as the board president of one of Toronto’s largest refugee shelters and settlement agencies. .

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Jessica Roher

is a lawyer at Lenczner Slaght.

Jessica’s litigation practice covers a range of areas including administrative law, commercial litigation, employment law and professional liability. Jessica was a summer and articling student at Lenczner Slaght before she served as a law clerk at the Court of Appeal for Ontario where she assisted judges with a wide variety of criminal and civil appeals.

Jessica received her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. She excelled academically, graduating as the Silver Medallist in her class and receiving numerous course prizes. While in law school, Jessica completed the Criminal Law Intensive Program, which included a work placement at a leading criminal defence firm. She was a senior editor of the Transnational Legal Theory Journal, and she spent two summers working for the International Organization for Migration in Geneva, Switzerland and in Accra, Ghana where she wrote a research report on human trafficking.

Before attending law school, Jessica coordinated civic engagement and education programs for a United Way member agency in Scarborough. She also developed teaching resources for Toronto Elections that were distributed to civics teachers in Toronto’s elementary schools. Jessica is active in her community. She is the Vice President of the Board of West Scarborough Community Legal Services, a legal aid clinic, and the President of the Board of Sojourn House, one of Toronto’s largest refugee shelters and settlement agencies.

  • The Advocates' Society

  • Canadian Bar Association

  • Ontario Bar Association

  • Silver Medal (2015)

    Osgoode Hall Law School

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