Lois Leslie | Board of Directors

Lois Leslie is a human rights lawyer (retired), currently living in Vancouver. Lois has practiced almost exclusively in the area of Indigenous Peoples’ rights, primarily on behalf of Inuit in Nunavut, in the negotiation, settlement and implementation of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement and establishment of the Territory and Government of Nunavut. Lois has also provided legal advice and assistance on Inuit and First Nations’ rights, international human rights and international justice issues. She taught in the Akitsiraq Law School (LL.B) program (U. of Victoria).  Lois authored the following LRWC publications: Handbook: Pre-Trial Release and the Right to be Presumed Innocent (2013); The Right to Legal Aid: A Guide to International Law Rights to Legal Aid (2014); and The Right to Legal Aid: How British Columbia’s Legal Aid System Fails to Meet International Obligations (2014). Lois holds a B.Soc.Sc. (Hons) (International Studies)(U. of Birmingham, UK), LL.B (U. of Sask.) and LL.M. (Human Rights/Aboriginal Law)(U. of Ottawa).