September 15, 2021
We are excited to announce that Arleen Huggins has been selected by the readers of Canadian Lawyer as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers for 2021 in the Human Rights, Advocacy and Criminal Law category. She, and the other winners, are featured in the September issue of the magazine.
The Top 25 Most Influential is a special recognition of lawyers who have made a significant impact on the legal profession, laws, justice system and Canadian society in the last 18 months.
Arleen has developed a distinguished reputation for her investigation work involving important issues of public policy, such as the 2018 Independent External Review of Complex Cases under the Ontario Public Service’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Policy through an anti-racism lens and more recently the 2020 Minister of Education’s investigation of the Peel District School Board’s compliance with the Minister’s 27 binding Directions aimed at dismantling structures that perpetuate racism, and particularly anti-Black racism.
We are proud to have Arleen as a colleague and congratulate her on this prestigious achievement!