Director of Access to Justice and Community Engagement arrives at Faculty of Law
New position to coordinate Access to Justice Advisory Network resource and advise clinical programs
The Faculty of law is pleased to announce that Natasha Brown [BEd/2001; LLB/2005], former Manitoba Access to Justice Coordinator at the Law Society of Manitoba, will be joining the Faculty of Law as the Director of Access to Justice and Community Engagement on a three-year term.
The Manitoba Law Foundation had funded the creation of the former Manitoba Access to Justice Coordinator position two years ago, and Brown had served in that role on a term position.
In her new role at Robson Hall, Brown will be responsible for coordinating the Access to Justice Advisory Network, which will serve as a resource for justice system stakeholders and will help to address access to justice issues in our province. She will also bring an access to justice lens to the Faculty of Law’s many clinical programs.
“On behalf of the Faculty of Law, I want to thank the Law Society of Manitoba and the Manitoba Law Foundation for their ongoing support of access to justice initiatives in Manitoba,” said Dr. Richard Jochelson, Dean of Law. “We know that Natasha will continue to excel in her leadership role on the access front, and we look forward to collaborating with her and other justice system stakeholders in a new, more collaborative model.”
No stranger to Robson Hall, Brown has taught various courses at the law school over the past seven years, including the Access to Justice course, Family Law, and organized the former Western Canada Family Law Negotiation Competition.
“Her expertise and experience will be a tremendous asset to the legal education community and beyond,” said Jochelson.
Brown officially begins her work with at the Faculty of Law on Monday, April 10th.