Julie Shugarman

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Julie Shugarman
Part-time Professor


Work E-mail: jshugarm@uottawa.ca

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Biography

Julie is a strategy consultant for non-profit organizations that are law reform and social justice mandated. With nearly two decades of experience in Canada's non-profit and charitable sector, she provides planning and facilitation services aimed at helping organizations and institutions develop the capacity to manage conflict, strategically plan for the future and deliver their missions more effectively. She has provided services to a number of Canada’s leading legal organizations, including legal clinics, professional associations and law faculties. 

A lawyer by training, Julie has practiced in the areas of human rights law, labour and employment law and Charter litigation. In addition to her consulting practice, Julie is a part-time professor of law at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Common Law, where she teaches an advanced Dispute Resolution Practicum course for upper year students. She has acted as a third party neutral in complex negotiations and has provided board governance training, policy analysis, research, litigation, lobbying and advocacy support related to advancing the interests of equality seeking groups for several non-profit organizations.

Julie is a Past-President of Auberge Shalom pour femmes, a Montreal-based women's shelter as well as a Trustee of the National Association for Women and the Law’s Charitable Trust for Research and Education. She was the Executive Director of the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) from 2010 to 2015 where she was deeply involved in the work to see national women’s advocacy organization’s refunded by the federal government.  

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