2010 Raven, Cameron, Ballantyne & Yazbeck Human Rights/Social Justice Intern Selected

The partners at Raven, Cameron, Ballantyne & Yazbeck are pleased to announce the selection of the successful candidate for the firm’s 2010 Human Rights/Social Justice Internship.

Raphaëlle Laframboise Carignan is a second-year law student in the Programme de droit canadien (LL.B. and LL.L.) at the University of Ottawa. Raphaëlle has had a varied interest in social justice or human rights initiatives, particularly through her work with the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic and with the Organization of American States (as an intern in their Cultural Program Department program with an MME). Among other things, Raphaëlle worked with the OAS to promote Latin American arts and also participated as an international electoral observer during the 2007 electoral process in Guatemala. Congratulations Raphaëlle!

Each year, our firm provides funding for a student from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa to work full time over the summer as an intern in the areas of social justice and human rights. This is a program that we are very proud of, as it gives students excellent experience in these areas but also provides legal support to organizations that often are unable to afford this. This year, the host organizations which will benefit from the internship are the Canadian Artists’ Representation/le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) and l’Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO).

If your organization works in the areas of social justice and human rights, and you are interested in having an intern in the future, please contact David Yazbeck at 613-567-2901.