Our Legal Director, Pamela Cross, has been recognized with a Queen’s Law alumni award. Pam receives the J.A. (Alec) Corry Distinguished Alumni Award for excelling in a career outside the traditional practice of law.
Described as “a warrior for victims of domestic violence”, Pam was chosen by the Dean’s Council Awards Committee. The award was announced on April 9, 2020.
From the announcement:
A women’s equality advocate and legal expert on domestic violence, she is Legal Director of Luke’s Place, an Oshawa-based service for women and children leaving abusive relationships who are involved with family courts. She has developed many firsts for the non-profit organization, including its Pro Bono Summary Advice Clinic and Virtual Legal Clinic. She is an elected member of the Gender Equality Network Canada, comprised of over 150 female leaders, and is a recipient of the Ontario Attorney General’s Victim Services Award of Distinction. She heads “Not Okay,” a Status of Women Canada project in partnership with Toronto’s Barbra Schlifer Clinic, where she also provides independent legal advice to sexual assault survivors.