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Anti-Racism and Addressing White Supremacy in Legal Practice: Parent’s Counsel Session
In this panel, legal practitioners will discuss how they integrate anti-racism and cultural safety into their legal practice. Panelists will share their experiences identifying, and addressing racism and white supremacy in the child protection system, also known as the family policing system.

Participants may claim up to 1.5 hours of CPD with the LSBC.

Presented by Frances Rosner, (Barrister and Solicitor), Agnes Huang, (Lawyer, Saltwater Law) and Meena Dhillon (Parents Counsel, MD Law Corporation) and moderated by Stephanie Hodgson (Parents' Counsel & Sole Practitioner, Hodgson Law).

Apr 3, 2023 01:00 PM in Vancouver

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Frances Rosner
Barrister and Solicitor
Frances Rosner is a Métis lawyer who practices primarily in family and child protection. Prior to being called to the bar in 2016, she worked as a Gladue report writer and educator. She was extensively involved in capacity building for Gladue report writing programs in British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Frances currently works with RISE on a part-time contract as the Family Advocate Support Lawyer - assisting legal advocates and frontline support workers across BC on a broad range of family law issues. She is on the Board at West Coast LEAF – an organization committed to ending gender discrimination. At West Coast LEAF, she is involved with advisory committees focused on improving outcomes for Indigenous families involved in the child welfare system. She runs a probono family law legal advocacy clinic at Atira Women’s Resource Society assisting women who cannot afford counsel.
Agnes Huang
Lawyer @Saltwater Law
Agnes was born in Hong Kong and has spent almost all of her adult life in Vancouver (via Saskatoon, Kelowna and Victoria). Agnes practices in the areas of family law, child protection (as parent’s counsel and for a First Nation), and adoptions. While primarily based in Vancouver, Agnes also takes on files on the Sunshine Coast and the Northwest (Prince Rupert and Terrace), and occasionally in the Interior. Agnes is actively involved in legal education and is currently co-facilitating an 11-part webinar series on family violence through the Trial Lawyers Association of BC.
Meena Dhillon
Parents Counsel @MD Law Corporation
Meena Dhillon (she/her), is a lawyer at Meena Dhillon Law Corporation. Meena is a Meena is a settler on the lands of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm First Nation and a Canadian born Punjabi Sikh child of immigrants. Meena’s legal practices is focused on dispute resolution, children’s law, child welfare and wills/estates. She is passionate about social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. Meena is a co-founder and current Chair of the South Asian Legal Clinic of BC, the first ethno-linguistic legal clinic in BC. A former social worker with MCFD, Meena is now dedicated to advocating for children and families to receive racially equitable and culturally relevant child welfare services that are rooted in transparency and accountability. Meena teaches as a sessional professor with the School of Social Work and Human Services at the University of the Fraser Valley. In her spare time Meena enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with like-minded people.
Stephanie Hodgson (she/they/Ms.)
Parents’ Counsel & Sole Practitioner @Hodgson Law
Having started her BC legal career as in-house counsel and following stints as a small-firm lawyer and then opening Parents Legal Centre (Victoria) as Managing Lawyer in 2019, Stephanie Hodgson found that she could best serve marginalized populations and engage in trauma informed practice and professional Reconciliation as a sole practitioner with Hodgson Law (https://hodgsonlaw.ca/)