Daniel Sheppard profiled by OBA for his pro bono work
The Ontario Bar Association’s Pro Bono Subcommittee has profiled Daniel Sheppard in its September Pro Bono in Action profiles.
Dan describes his pro bono work for the OBA as follows:
The majority of my pro bono work is spent working on constitutional test case litigation in the Superior Court and intervention work in courts of appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada on a wide range of issues including sex workers’ rights, physician assisted dying, religious liberties, human rights protections for trade unions, and remedies for victims of torture.
I have represented local, national and international organizations including Amnesty International, the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, the Criminal Lawyers Association, the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, the Canadian Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, the HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario, the International Trade Union Confederation, Pivot Legal Society, Prisoners’ Legal Services, and the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users.
Dan’s day-to-day practice, which has combined criminal, constitutional, and administrative law, is about to get even more interesting. He has started to delve into labour law, and has become an official member of our research group (although he remains a first-rate litigator).