Ava Arbuck

Ava Arbuck has a broad range of experience emanating from her background in criminal law. She has conducted criminal trials and argued criminal appeals before all levels of court in Ontario. She worked as a Prosecutions Liaison at the College of Nurses of Ontario. She provided research and advice to the Director of Justice Excellence, Ministry of the Attorney General, regarding projects, reviews and publications relating to a variety of criminal law issues from 2010-2013.

Ava also has experience with public inquiries. She was Manager of Outreach and Counselling, and Staff Lawyer to the Public Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology (Goudge Inquiry) from 2007-2008, and was Staff Lawyer to the City of Mississauga Judicial Inquiry from 2009-2011.

Ava taught an introductory course in Criminal Law for the RCMP Civilian Recruits (General Forensic Biology Unit) at Trent University, has participated in presentations relating to Wrongful Convictions, and participated in the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) High School Mock trial Competitions.

Prior to joining Steinecke Maciura LeBlanc, Ava practised for many years at a large national law firm and focused her practice in the area of professional discipline.

Ava received her Honours BA (with Distinction) from York University, her MA from McGill University, and her LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School. She is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Advocates’ Society, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Ontario Bar Association.

T (416) 583-2552
E aarbuck@sml-law.com

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