Work E-mail: juliet.knapton@uOttawa.ca
Juliet Knapton sits as Member of the Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board.
She has a passion for legal education and has taught at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law since 2011. She has also taught at Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program and been a Director and Instructor of a private advocacy training organization.
Ms. Knapton was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2005. She graduated from the University of Ottawa law school after completing her BA(H) at Queens University and her teaching certification at Michigan State University. She spent several years working overseas in Colombia and Pakistan before returning to Canada and entering private practice. She acted on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation matters at various levels of trial and appellate courts and tribunals.
Ms. Knapton’s legal training has been complemented by a term at the Centre for National Security Studies in Washington, D.C., the legal clinic at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, S.A., and a clerkship at the Federal Court of Canada. She is a trained mediator and workplace investigator.
Recently, she served as a member of the Judicial Advisory Committee (Ontario East and North). She has chaired and been actively involved in a variety of community and advocacy groups including as Chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s Equality Committee and Vice Chair of the County of Carleton Law Association's Diversity Committee.
Ms. Knapton has also acted as a coach and then a judge for the Wilson Moot (Charter s.15) and served on the Board of the Emily Murphy House in Ottawa.
Ms. Knapton has written and given presentations on a wide range of equality and advocacy issues.