Celeste Poltak, Koskie Minsky LLP
Celeste Poltak’s class actions practice focuses on acting for marginalized groups against governments and large corporations. Poltak helped to achieve a landmark settlement on behalf of Sixties Scoop survivors, which was one of the largest class-action settlements in Canadian history, and she is counsel in a class proceeding against Canada on behalf of LGBTQ2I members of the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP and federal public service for damages caused by the LGBT Purge. Poltak is at the forefront of promoting change, legal education and scholarship in the area of class actions practice, holding numerous time-consuming positions to advance these goals.
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