Lawyers - Anne London-Weinstein

Anne London-Weinstein

Anne London-Weinstein was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1998 after graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School with honours and winning the Osgoode Society Legal History prize. She was actively involved in the Community Legal Aid Student Program in law school and conducted trials while still a law student.

Anne completed her articles at a downtown Toronto law firm, but her interest in criminal law won out and she practiced criminal law as an associate for Pinkofsky Lockyer, at the time the largest criminal law firm in Canada.

She spent a summer attending the Inquiry into the Wrongful Conviction of Guy Paul Morin and worked on the Maple Leaf Gardens case for a prominent Toronto defence counsel. She later spent two years working as an assistant crown attorney in Scarborough, Ontario. Since 2002 Anne has been a criminal defence lawyer practicing in Ottawa, Ontario, where she is the current President of the Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa.

Anne is a member of The Advocates Society, the County of Carleton Law Association, the National Association of Criminal Defence Lawyers, the Women's Committee, the Litigation Committee and Chairperson of the Membership Committee. She is also the former director of the Criminal Lawyers Association where she spoke at Senate committees on numerous occasions on their behalf. She is frequently sought out by the media in reference to current criminal law issues.

Anne has been an associate professor for many years at the University of Ottawa. She teaches a trial advocacy course every year in conjunction with partner Neil F. Weinstein, but has also taught Evidence, Criminal Law and an advanced Criminal Law Evidence seminar course. In 2013 Anne was one of three panelists chosen to speak on the subject of Racial Profiling at an event sponsored by the Black Law Students Association at the University of Ottawa Law School. Anne is dedicated to her students, some of whom have remained in a mentoring relationship with her for years after graduation.

In 2014, Anne collaborated with another criminal lawyer to coach the University of Ottawa's mooting team for the Sopinka Cup competition. This all female team finished second in the Arnup Cup and won the Sopinka Cup, which was held in Ottawa. The win marked the first time in the history of the sixteen year competition that Ottawa had emerged victorious.

Anne is a frequent guest speaker at educational events, including the Montebello Fall Conference which is sponsored jointly by the County of Carleton Law Association and the Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa. She is an annual panelist at a conference in Eastern Ontario for young lawyers, and is a guest lecturer and speaker for other professors at the University of Ottawa, including the Law of Evidence for Professor Daphne Gilbert.

Anne is a mentor to young lawyers and is on the Legal Aid Ontario mentoring panel and is a member of the Legal Aid Area Committee.

Prior to attending law school, Anne was a print journalist and her work was published nationally. As a lawyer her work has been published in the Criminal Law Quarterly and For the Defence, the quarterly publication of the Criminal Lawyers Association.

In 2011 Anne received the degree of Masters of Law from Osgoode Hall Law School. On June 9, 2014 she was certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in criminal litigation.

Areas of Law

All criminal cases including complex and serious cases, and appellate litigation.

University Of Ottawa - Professor


LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1996

Called to the Ontario Bar, 1998

LL.M., Masters of Laws, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2011

Certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in Criminal Litigation, 2014

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