The Partners of Raven, Cameron, Ballantyne & Yazbeck LLP/s.r.l. are pleased to announce the selection of the successful 2014 Raven, Cameron, Ballantyne & Yazbeck Social Justice/ Human Rights Internship candidate, Julia Williams. Julia is in her second year of studies at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law and has had previous experience with a number of social justice or human rights organizations including Pro-bono Students Canada, the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic, the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies, and the National Council of Canadian Muslims. We congratulate Julia on her achievement and look forward to working with her this summer, when the internship takes place.
Since 2006, our firm has sponsored this Social Justice/Human Rights Internship, which provides paid employment to a student at the University of Ottawa Law School with placements in our firm and two social justice or human rights organizations. This year, the projects Julia will be working on are at Reach Canada, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for citizens with disabilities by offering lawyer referral and educational services at the community level, and the Public Service Alliance of Canada’s work on precarious employment, a situation which effects more and more people, jeopardizing both their financial and personal well-being. Previous placements for our internship include the International Development Research Centre, EGALE Canada, Amnesty International, the Broadbent Institute, the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women, the Council of Canadians, and many other organizations providing significant contributions to the social justice and human rights areas.