Renatta Austin

Renatta Austin is a University of Toronto Law School graduate who operates a one-woman law firm, specializing in administrative law, child and youth law, and criminal and quasi-criminal law. While at U of T, she was a leader in the launch of See Yourself Here, a program that encourages young people from minority backgrounds to pursue legal education. Today she is an advocate for access to justice who represents mostly low-income clients. In order to keep fees low, she started her firm operating out of her home and the Great Library at the Law Society of Upper Canada. A large part of her work is in education, where there is no legal-aid structure, representing students suspended or expelled for offences such as fighting.
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