Zeïneb Mellouli, Lavery, de Billy, L.L.P.

Zeïneb Mellouli promotes fundamental rights through constant work involving the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Québec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms. She helped Lawyers Without Borders draft its protest in the case of Raif Badawi, who was sentenced in 2012 to a decade in prison and 1,000 lashes for criticizing Saudi Arabia’s clerics. Zeïneb works to effect diversity and change through the Canadian and Québec Maghreb Associations, the ethno-cultural diversity committee of the Montréal Bar (2011 to 2014), the Montréal Bar’s inclusive profession forum and the Groupe de travail-forum sur la diversité ethnoculturelle, which promotes diversity in large Québec law firms. She is also a member of the board of the Fondation du Centre de réadaptation Lucie-Bruneau, raising money for integration of individuals with physical disabilities.
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