JJ joined OKT in 2021 from Iqaluit, Nunavut where they were a federal Crown counsel for several years. JJ’s experience routinely brought them to remote communities for prosecutions of federal and territorial offences. JJ has litigated and contributed to a range of complex trials, sentencings, and Charter litigation in various levels of court.
Prior to that, JJ has experience working with newcomer and migrant communities in diverse contexts, both in Canada and internationally. Their work has been published in various journals in areas ranging from human rights to health psychology. JJ is regularly sought as a peer reviewer in several top-tier academic publications.
JJ is called to the Bar in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. They hold a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) and a Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in biological sciences from the University of Guelph. JJ has been the recipient of the Justice James K-Hugessen Junior Fellowship, the McGill’s Professional Development Fund, and an Ontario International Education Opportunity Scholarship.