Pam Hrick

Pam maintains a broad practice that includes civil litigation, administrative/regulatory law, criminal law, constitutional litigation, advising members of the legal profession, and advising survivors of sexual violence. She has appeared as counsel or co-counsel at every level of court in Ontario, as well as at the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Pam also provides pro bono legal advice and representation to individuals through Pro Bono Ontario and is an executive member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Administrative Law Section.

 

Pam joined as an associate after completing a clerkship with Justice Thomas Cromwell of the Supreme Court of Canada. Prior to that, she completed a clerkship for Justice David Stratas at the Federal Court of Appeal. She holds a J.D. from Queen’s University, where she achieved the second-highest standing in her class year, as well as a Dean’s Key award. Pam currently holds a merit-based full-tuition Arthur T. Vanderbilt Scholarship to complete her LLM at NYU’s School of Law.

 

While a student at Queen’s University, Pam was a member of the Laskin and Gale Cup moot teams and continues to act as a coach for the Laskin team.

 

Before attending law school, Pam worked in politics and government, including as Legislative Advisor to the Attorney General of Ontario. She has been a volunteer, co-chair or election-day legal advisor on numerous leadership, nomination and general election campaigns at all levels of government. Pam currently serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors of Equal Voice, a national, bilingual, multi-partisan organization dedicated to electing more women to all levels of political office in Canada.

 

Pam is actively involved in work dedicated to ending violence against women. She has served as Vice-Chair of the Board of the Sexual Assault Centre Kingston and as a member of the University of Ottawa’s Task Force on Respect and Equality, which conducted extensive consultations and provided recommendations to the President about preventing and responding to sexual violence in the university community. She has also acted as pro bono counsel for the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic in appeals before the Ontario Superior Court.