Lida Nouraie, Desrosiers Joncas Nouraie Massicotte LLP

At only 35, Lida Nouraie has appeared seven times before the Supreme Court of Canada in cases that are important for the Canadian criminal justice system. As a result, the Criminal Defence Lawyers Association of Montréal has mandated Lida for all its appellate interventions. She is a strong advocate for women in law and in society. She acts as legal counsel for the Société Elizabeth Fry du Québec, intervening more than 1,000 times for the rights of women. She founded and is President of Project Innocence Québec, a non-profit helping people with wrongful conviction cases. At the University of Québec in Montréal, she teaches a course where students work on wrongful conviction files. She created a scholarship for female law students and serves as a member of the Québec Bar Committee on Women in the Legal Profession.
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