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Kingston Community Legal Clinic's Annual General Meeting 2017

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Four Points by Sheraton Kingston

285 King Street East

Kingston, ON K7L 3B1

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The Board & Staff of Kingston Community Legal Clinic invite you to our Annual General Meeting.

Guest speaker Mary Birdsell will speak about the education rights of children including suspensions, expulsions and special education.

Mary is the Executive Director of Justice for Children & Youth (JFCY) and has been responsible for JFCY public legal education for young people in schools, institutions and custodial settings. She also provides training for staff and professionals in youth-serving agencies.

In 1999, Mary increased the clinic’s direct contact with street-involved youth through the creation of the Street Youth Legal Services program and represented several young people in a constitutional challenge to Ontario’s Safe Streets Act. She represented JFCY on an intervention about the manner in which child victims and witnesses can testify before the Supreme Court of Canada, an intervention related to media access to youth records before an Ontario Youth Criminal Court, and represented the Empowerment Council at the Ashley Smith Inquest. Mary is the co-author of “Prosecuting and Defending Youth Criminal Justice Cases: A Practitioner’s Handbook”, published in 2016.

Mary has been involved in many social justice groups such as the Youth Justice Education Partnership, the Committee for Better Policing, and the Conflict Resolution Educators Network. Mary is currently the Chair of the Child and Youth Lawsection of the Ontario Bar Association, a board member and Treasurer of the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children, and a member of the Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education (CAPSLE).

This is a free event and all are welcome to attend.

If you require accommodation (including accommodation for disabilities), please contact Rachel Evans, Office Manager at evansr@lao.on.ca or 613-541-0777 x.23 by Monday, November 20th.

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