“Geri is an outstanding candidate who embodies the qualities sought by the Clinic. Her commitment to improving the safety of women is impressive – for over two decades she has advocated many pivotal cases before inquests, courts and tribunals, she has taught human rights courses at a number of institutions, published articles, spoken at conferences, and is a recognized community leader”, says Clinic Executive Director, Amanda Dale.
Geri Sanson’s contributions to public purpose law have already been recognized by others: she has been given the Law Society Medal and identified by L’Expert Canadian Legal Directory.
Geri’s work on the Hadley and May Iles inquests and Vince inquiry demonstrated her outstanding commitment to women’s equality and safety from violence. Her work has led directly to changes in law and policy as well as the establishment of the Domestic Violence Death Review Committee which have increased women’s safety in relationships and in the workplace.
Geri studied at Queen’s University Faculty of Law, receiving her call to the bar in 1990.
Geri’s award will be conferred at the 20th Annual Tribute fundraiser on June 12 at the Daniels Spectrum. Doors open at 6:30pm.
Geri will be sure to accept her award with a rousing speech!