Goldblatt Partners welcomes Kim Stanton
Kim has long devoted her work and academic life to human rights and social justice. She worked on a legal team preparing a genocide case before the International Court of Justice, and with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Gaza Strip. She also worked with the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development in Accra, where she was an Official Observer of Ghana’s National Reconciliation Commission.
After returning to Canada, Kim practiced Aboriginal and constitutional law in British Columbia before moving to Ontario to pursue graduate studies at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.
From 2013 to 2017, Kim served as the Legal Director of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), a national equality rights organization. Under her direction, LEAF intervened before multiple appellate courts and the Supreme Court of Canada to advance equality rights in cases spanning topics such as Aboriginal law, criminal law, human rights law, socioeconomic rights, and reproductive justice.
In 2016, Kim was appointed to the Minister of the Status of Women’s Advisory Council on the Federal Strategy Against Gender-based Violence. She has spoken at many conferences, and has published extensively in the areas of constitutional law, transitional justice and public inquiries.
Read Canadian Lawyer magazine’s interview with Kim, in which she reflects on some of the most important cases she worked on at LEAF.