Deepa Mattoo, Director of Legal Services at the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, will introduce Iram Haq's deeply empathetic sophomore feature..
Deepa Mattoo is the Director of Legal Services at the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic where she manages the Independent Legal Advice Program for cases of sexual assault. She has trained thousands of service providers for best practices and legal education to work with forced marriage survivors, racialized non-status women, and immigration law clients in the context of gender-based violence across Canada. She has collaborated with multiple government and non-government organizations for developing best practices, research, and resources for "honour-based" violence and has represented hundreds of clients at multiple tribunals and courts. In November 2017, Mattoo supervised the Clinic’s intervention at the Supreme Court of Canada on a case related to the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction.