Women in Criminal Justice is Book Four in the Durvile True Cases Series and in it, Canadian women judges and criminal lawyers tell of cases that they have found particularly challenging. Some were disquieting/perplexing or had surprising turns, many are high-profile, and many continue to have interesting social or personal effect. Unique to this book, are distinctly women’s perspectives, and many chapters deal with sexual assault, Indigenous, child protection and motherhood, mental health, LGBTQ+, immigration, terrorism, and other vitally pertinent issues of the decade.
The Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin was appointed Chief Justice of Canada on Jan. 7, 2000. She is both the first woman in Canada to hold this position and the longest serving Chief Justice of Canada. She retired on Dec. 15, 2017.
William Trudell William Trudell is the Chair of the Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers, a Fellow of The American College of Trial Lawyers, and recipient of The Law Society Medal. He practices at Simcoe Chambers in Toronto.
Lorene Shyba Dr. Lorene Shyba is publisher of Durvile Publications and UpRoute Books and Media. She has been on faculty at McMaster University, University of Montana, and University of Calgary. She is proud to be a builder and purveyor of knowledge.
“Stories that stand out – personal, sometimes heart-rending stories told by defence lawyers, Crown attorneys and judges involved in Canada’s legal system.” — Jack Batten, The Toronto Star
“The reader emerges from reading Women in Criminal Justice with pictures in mind ... women who work without respite to achieve just outcomes for the people they deal with, often in the face of difficulty and at considerable personal cost.” — The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin