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Lincoln Alexander Law welcomes The Honourable Justice Catrina Braid as Judge in Residence

September 07, 2023
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The Honourable Justice Catrina Braid is joining the Lincoln Alexander School of Law as a Judge in Residence for the 2023-24 academic year.

Justice Braid was appointed to the Superior Court of Justice in 2014 and presides in Kitchener, Ontario, where she hears criminal, civil, and family cases. Justice Braid is passionate about mentorship and is one of the founding committee members of the Braiding Diversity into Justice (external link)  program, which is held in collaboration with the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN). The program's aim is to inspire marginalized and/or racialized young women between the ages of 16 and 20 to pursue careers in the legal sector.

During Justice Braid’s study leave, she will examine training programs that offer judges or law students an opportunity to be on the land in Indigenous communities. In September, she will attend two law school Anishinaabe camps in Ontario. Later in the fall, she will travel to Australia and New Zealand to attend Indigenous camps for judges. Justice Braid intends to collaborate with the National Judicial Institute to create a similar program for judges in Canada.

In her capacity as Judge in Residence, Justice Braid looks forward to connecting with law students, teaching advocacy as a guest lecturer, and providing feedback for moot practice sessions at the law school.