Caroline Wawzonek, Dragon Toner LLP

Caroline Wawzonek is a leader and advocate for women in the legal profession and in the north. Caroline worked pro bono for women in a number of areas including emergency protection orders. She was the president of the Law Society of the Northwest Territories in 2011-12 and CBA NT Criminal Section chair for 2009 to 2016. She is chair of the NWT Legal Aid Commission and the CBA rep on the Law Society of the Northwest Territories Access to Justice Committee. She also sat on the steering committees developing NWT’s Domestic Violence Treatment Option Court, and Wellness court. In 2016, in response to extreme rates of violence against women in the North, Caroline drafted a submission to the Legislative Assembly suggesting an eligibility restriction for political candidates convicted of domestic violence.
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