Featured Out Of Province Speakers

The 2018 Lectures turn the spotlight on the administration of justice in Canada as invited experts share their different perspectives and transformative ideas. This year’s Organizing Committee is pleased to have Award-winning author, investigative journalist, retired co-host of CBC’s The Fifth Estate Linden MacIntyre join us as one of those experts.

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Linden MacIntyre 

Linden MacIntyre

Award Winning Author, Investigative Journalist
(formerly on The Fifth Estate)

Linden MacIntyre spent fifty years working as a journalist in print, television and radio --- thirty-eight years at the CBC, twenty-four of those years at the fifth estate.  Work at the CBC also included seven years as a journalist-producer at The Journal, the CBC’s flagship current affairs program from 1981 to 1991, and three years as host and national editor of the CBC current affairs radio program Sunday Morning. 

MacIntyre has worked on numerous collaborations between the fifth estate and the PBS documentary program Frontline and also on co-productions with the New York Times.

He is the author of seven books, five of them novels, one of which, The Bishop’s Man, was 2009 winner of Canada’s top award for literary fiction, the Scotiabank Giller Prize. His latest novel, The Only Cafe, was released by Random House of Canada in 2017.

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Dr. Trevor C.W. Farrow

Professor and Associate Dean (Academic)
Osgoode Hall Law School

Trevor C.W. Farrow, AB (Princeton), BA/MA (Oxford), LLB (Dalhousie), LLM (Harvard), PhD (Alberta), is a Professor and Associate Dean at Osgoode Hall Law School. He is the Chair of the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice and was the founding Academic Director of the Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution.

Professor Farrow’s teaching and research focus on the administration of civil justice, including legal process, legal and judicial ethics, advocacy, access to justice and development. He was formerly a litigation lawyer at the Torys law firm in Toronto. Professor Farrow has received teaching awards from Harvard University and Osgoode Hall Law School.


Jayne Mallin

Vice-President of the South-West Region
Legal Aid Ontario

Jayne Mallin, LL.B (University of Ottawa), LL.M. (University of Warwick in Coventry England), Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation (GRADSI) (University of Waterloo) is a social justice lawyer and social innovation professional with 18 years of combined experience with Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) and community legal clinics. As the Vice-President of the South-West Region for LAO, Jayne is working to embolden an entrepreneurial mindset across the organization that will fuel a culture of innovation.

Jayne began her tenure at LAO by leading a province-wide clinic transformation initiative and subsequently introduced social innovation as a viable new approach to address social issues: specifically, the fall-out of an overloaded justice system that has become a funnel for a range of societal problems for which it was not designed to address.

In 2016, LAO’s cross-regional Rural and Remote Boldness Initiative (Boldness) was launched with the support of the Social Projects Studio’s founder Eric Young and his partner Kathy Manners. Jayne has since introduced Boldness to the City of Hamilton. Under Jayne’s direction, Boldness aims to reduce demand on the justice system by 20 per cent by 2020.