Jennifer M. Leddy joined Carters Professional Corporation’s Ottawa office in 2009, becoming a partner in 2014 to practise charity and not-for-profit law following a distinguished career in both private practice and public policy. Ms. Leddy has been recognized in Canada by Lexpert®. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1974, Jennifer practised family law as a partner with Lang Michener LLP. She then joined the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), as a member of a multi-disciplinary pastoral team and later as a legal and policy advisor. At the CCCB, she was involved in the development of briefs to Parliamentary Committees and written arguments to the Supreme Court of Canada on a wide variety of social policy issues. Jennifer went to the Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency in 2008 as part of a one-year interchange program to work on the proposed “Guidelines on the Meaning of Advancement of Religion as a Charitable Purpose.” Ms. Leddy was a member of the Joint Regulatory Table (JRT), a working group formed under the Voluntary Sector Initiative to study and make recommendations for improving the legislative and regulatory environment in which the voluntary sector operates.