2006-2007 Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship recipients
Kim Pate, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies, worked as a Fellow and Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa. The major activities completed were: (1) offered an elective Directed Research course focusing on prison law and prisoners’ rights, including the development of a training manual for prisoner peer advocates and the development and delivery of training sessions in prisons for women; and (2) assembled training and professional development resource materials to assist lawyers and advocates in interviewing and representing women charged with a range of violent crimes. These materials formed the basis of a new upper year seminar course, co–taught by Ms. Pate, “Women and the Legal Profession: Defending Battered Women on Trial.”
Kimberly Murray, Executive Director of Aboriginal Legal Services Toronto, conducted research at the School of Criminal Justice, Ryerson University on Aboriginal deaths in custody in Canada in an effort to provide Aboriginal communities a solid foundation from which to base policy and law reform activities in this particular context. Ms. Pate also organized a Lecture Series for community activists, legal reformers and community agencies involved in Aboriginal legal issues.