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Barbara* is an associate at Lenczner Slaght. Barbara’s passion for oral advocacy was cultivated in her time at Osgoode Hall Law School, where she was a high-ranking oralist in two moots. Barbara has seen litigation in a variety of contexts and courts as a caseworker at Parkdale Community Legal Services, and most recently as a judicial law clerk at the Court of Appeal for Ontario. A fierce defender, she champions§ responsive solutions to secure wins and create long-lasting change. Drawing on her experience handling cases from all areas of the law, Barbara taps into a well of knowledge and insight to identify the right course of action. With a sharp mind honed from her work as a multi-disciplinary research assistant and judicial law clerk, Barbara is always ready to take on exciting causes that can set new precedents. .

Expertise

  • Bar Admissions:
    • Ontario (2022)
  • Education:
    • Osgoode Hall Law School (2021) JD
    • University of Ottawa (2017) HBA (English and Criminology)

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Barbara Brown (she/her)

is a lawyer at Lenczner Slaght.

Barbara summered at the firm, where she gained experience in professional liability matters and commercial litigation. She completed her articles as a judicial law clerk at the Court of Appeal for Ontario for three judges, handling civil, criminal, and constitutional cases. Barbara will clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada in 2023-2024.

Barbara completed her JD at Osgoode Hall Law School, where she graduated in the top 7% of her class. In her first year, Barbara mooted in the Cassels Brock Cup, receiving the Top Oralist award and the Top Respondent Team award. She also competed in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, where she ranked in the top 13% of global competitors. She completed an eight-month placement at Parkdale Community Legal Services and was a research assistant to professors working in the areas of criminal law, constitutional law, and human rights. Barbara was also the president of the Black Law Students' Association in her third year, organizing programs and initiatives for current and prospective Black law students.

Prior to attending law school, Barbara earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Ottawa, double-majoring in English and Criminology.

  • Canadian Association of Black Lawyers

  • Black Female Lawyers’ Network

  • Cassels Brock Cup Moot (2019)

    Top Oralist, Top Respondent Team

  • Dean’s Gold Key (2021)

    Osgoode Hall Law School

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