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Trevor Farrow
Trevor C.W. Farrow, PhD
Chair of the Board

Trevor C.W. Farrow, AB (Princeton), BA/MA (Oxford), LLB (Dalhousie), LLM (Harvard), PhD (Alberta), is the Associate Dean and a Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and Principal Investigator of the SSHRC funded "Cost of Justice" CURA project. He is also the Academic Director of the Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution. Professor Farrow’s teaching and research focus on the administration of civil justice, including legal process, legal and judicial ethics, advocacy, globalization and development. He was formerly a litigation lawyer at the Torys law firm in Toronto. Professor Farrow has received teaching awards at Harvard University and Osgoode Hall Law School.

Email: tfarrow@osgoode.yorku.ca

Nicole Aylwin
Nicole Aylwin, MA, ABD
Research Fellow and Management Consultant

Nicole Aylwin is the Assistant Director of the Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution at Osgoode Hall Law School, a justice innovation hub dedicated to improving access to justice and the Assistant Director of Research at Osgoode Hall. Nicole is the former Executive Director of the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice and currently works as a Research Fellow and Management Consultant at the Forum. She frequently speaks and writes on the topics of innovation in the justice sector, civil justice reform and access to justice. She has taught previously at York University, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Her areas of research include social innovation and access to justice, access to justice in Indigenous communities, cultural rights, cultural divesity and policy making.

Email: naylwin@cfcj-fcjc.org

Phone: (416) 736 - 2100 ext 55027

Lesley Jacobs
Lesley Jacobs, PhD
Senior Research Fellow

Lesley Jacobs is a Professor of Law & Society and Political Science at York University in Toronto, a Senior Research Fellow at the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice and Co-Director of the SSHRC funded Cost of Justice project. He completed his BA and MA at the University of Western Ontario and his D.Phil. in Politics at Oxford University. He has held a range of distinguished visiting appointment at other universities including the Harvard Law School, Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Law Commission of Canada, the University of California, Berkeley, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, Emory University, and Waseda Law School in Tokyo. His research interests include comparative public; empirical social-legal research; courts and social policy; health and human rights; intersections between international human rights and trade law; and theoretical work on social justice.

Email: jacobs@yorku.ca

Ab Currie
Ab Currie, PhD
Senior Research Fellow

Ab Currie holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Toronto. He has been conducting policy research on legal aid and other access to justice issues for more than 25 years and has authored about 50 reports, articles and book chapters on access to justice topics. He carried out extensive research on unmet needs for legal aid. He has also conducted extensive research on the incidence and patterns of justiciable problems and on unmet need for access to justice services in civil matters. 

Email: abcurrie@sympatico.ca

  

 
Jennifer Leitch, PhD
Jennifer Leitch, PhD
Senior Research Fellow

Jennifer Leitch BA (Dalhousie University), JD (Schulich School of Law), LLM (Osgoode Hall Law School), PhD (Osgoode Hall Law School) is an adjunct professor at University of Toronto Law School and Osgoode Hall Law School. She was formerly a litigation lawyer at Goodmans LLP in Toronto. Jennifer's research focuses on access to justice, democracy and self-represented litigants.

Quin Gilbert-Walters
Research Assistant

Quin is heading into his third year in the JD Program at Osgoode Hall and is pleased to be working with CFCJ-FCJC as a research assistant. Quin came to Osgoode after completing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at St. Francis Xavier University. Quin has been a member of Student Caucus, Faculty Recruitment Committee and tutored for the LAWS Program at C.W. Jeffreys C.I.

Operations Director and Research Coordinator
Lisa Moore
Operations Director and Research Coordinator

Lisa holds degrees in English Literature, Spanish, French and Marketing from universities in Canada and the U.S. She brings to the CFCJ several years of experience in administration, communications and social media marketing. Prior to joining the CFCJ, Lisa volunteered for several international organizations, including Global Action on Aging and El Patronato Nacional de la Infancia.

Email: lmoore@cfcj-fcjc.org

Phone: 416-736-2100 ext 55858

Lucas Gindin
Communications Assistant

Lucas Gindin is a third year Osgoode Law student and film maker. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Queen’s University. In addition to his work as a Communications Assistant at the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice, Lucas currently serves as a contributing editor for the Osgoode IP IPilogue, and a clinic fellow at the IP Osgoode Innovation Clinic.

 

Mitchell Perlmutter
Research Assistant

Mitch Perlmutter just completed his first year at Osgoode Law School and holds an undergraduate Honours BA in Humanities from York University. Prior to attending Osgoode, Mitch worked as a court reporter for the AG of Ontario where he rendered on-site reports for Ontario and Superior Court of Justice hearings. As an Osgoode student, Mitch has shown a keen interest in promoting access to justice through the extracurricular initiatives he has taken on, including his work as a Dean’s Scribe and his forthcoming participation in the Parkdale Legal Services program.