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Terrorism – the Perspective of 2 legal minds

March 30, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location:Room 1200 Richcraft Hall
Key Contact:Andrea Charron
Contact Phone:613-520-2600 ext 2924

John Norris and Jessica Winbaum

John Norris maintains a trial and appellate practice in criminal, constitutional and national security law. He practices in association with Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre Cornish LLP.

John is a Special Advocate for security certificate proceedings, and acts regularly for public interest groups on appeals before the Supreme Court of Canada.

John is an adjunct member of the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. He is also a member of the faculty of the Philippe Kirsch Institute and an active contributor to continuing legal education. In 2013, he was the Constitutional Litigator in Residence at the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights.

John is a Director of the Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers. He is an Assistant Editor of the Canadian Rights Reporter, and has authored several scholarly articles.

In 2011, John received the Catzman Award for Professionalism and Civility in the practice of law from The Advocates’ Society.

John received his LL.B. from the University of Toronto in 1991 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1993.

Jessica Winbaum is legal counsel for the Department of Justice. In January 2016, she joined the National Security Litigation and Advisory Group in Ottawa. Before moving to Ottawa, Jessica litigated for the Department of Justice in Toronto, specializing in national security litigation and in international law. She has appeared in Ontario Superior Court, the Federal Court and both Courts of Appeal. Jessica worked as assistant to Donald McRae at the United Nation’s International Law Commission, as a facilitator at Seeds of Peace International Peace Camp, at the Trade Law Bureau at the Department of Foreign Affairs and as law clerk to the Honourable Justice Richard Mosley at the Federal Court. She holds degrees from McGill University (B.A.), the French Common Law program at the University of Ottawa (LL.B.) and the London School of Economics (LL.M.).