Adriel Weaver is a public law litigator. Her clients include criminal accused, prisoners, immigration detainees, constitutional and human rights claimants, and community and public interest organizations. Much of her work focuses on defending and advancing prisoners’ rights and seeking to address various forms of systemic discrimination in the criminal legal system. Adriel also represents unions and professional associations in the education and health care sectors, and while she’s not sure she’ll ever get used to making submissions sitting down, she is enjoying her growing labour arbitration practice.
Since 2016, Adriel has been an adjunct professor at the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto, where she teaches a variety of courses including Criminal Law, Indigenous Law, National Security and Criminal Justice, Prosecution Process, and Punishment: Theory and Practice (undergraduate) and Indigenous Peoples, Law and Gladue (graduate). She also serves as the Chair of the Board of PASAN, a member of the Board and Chair of the Law Program Committee of LEAF, and a member of the Board of the Wellesley Institute.
That’s all pretty great, but our favourite thing about Adriel? She volunteers with Dog Guides Canada, raising puppies who will one day become service dogs and who – much to our delight – regularly join her at the office and in court as part of their training.