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Jackie Esmonde

Jackie Esmonde (MA, LLM) was called to the Ontario bar in 2003, following which she practiced public interest law in the private bar in a range of areas, including civil litigation, criminal law, inquests, and inquiries.

In 2011, she joined the Income Security Advocacy Centre, a legal aid clinic that provides free legal services to low-income people. In that role she works on litigation addressing poverty, human rights, employment and income security, appearing before a range of federal and provincial tribunals and courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. She worked as a researcher and writer for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Jackie has been an instructor in the Osgoode Professional LLM program since 2015.