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Annamaria Enenajor

Bencher Candidate

Annamaria Enenajor is a Partner at Ruby Shiller Enenajor DiGiuseppe, Barristers in Toronto, where she practices criminal defence, regulatory, and constitutional law, as well as civil law where it intersects with state accountability. She has argued before all levels of court in Ontario as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. Before her current position, she practiced civil litigation in the New York office of Ropes & Gray, LLP and clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for Justice Richard Wagner, now the Chief Justice. Annamaria graduated as the David L. Johnson Gold Medalist from McGill University’s Faculty of Law.

Annamaria deeply committed to community service and is an outspoken public advocate for evidence-based and compassionate criminal justice reform. She frequently writes, lectures and consults on access to justice, systemic racism, and creating a justice system that is equitable and inclusive for all Canadians. Her passion in this field led her in 2018 to found Cannabis Amnesty. She is currently the organization’s Executive Director. Annamaria complements her practice with contributions to the development of progressive legal scholarship. She is co-author of the 9th edition of Sentencing (LexisNexis); and is co-Editor of the Canadian Rights Reporter (LexisNexis). She is also an instructor at Queen’s University Faculty of Law where she teaches a popular seminar that she designed called Bias and Criminal Justice System Outcomes.

She has been named one of the 50 most influential Torontonians by Toronto Life magazine and has been profiled in numerous publications including The Globe and Mail, Toronto Life, and The Toronto Star.

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Annamaria Enenajor

Annamaria Enenajor

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