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Kingston Committee

OJEN’s Kingston Region Committee includes volunteers from the justice and education sectors who work together to organize justice education programs for students and youth.

It is co-chaired by Greg Dobney, a lawyer at Cunningham Swan LLP, and Andrea Barrow, a law teacher with Limestone District School Board. Committee members include judges from both the Ontario and Superior Courts of Justice, Crown lawyers and lawyers from the private bar, secondary school teachers, staff from Queen’s Law School and law students. 

The Kingston Region Committee commits on delivering programs that are responsive to local needs by collaborating with teachers and community partners. The committee strives to facilitate connections between youth and the legal community that promote greater understanding of the justice sector and the community it serves. If you are a local lawyer who is interested in the committee’s activities—get involved today by contacting Sarah Black, Defence Attorney in Kingston and committee member.


Classroom Visits

OJEN’s Courtrooms & Classrooms activities enhance classroom learning by connecting students with the justice system and the professionals who work within it. Observing court in session, participating in mock trial tournaments, and connecting with justice sector professionals in the classroom – all help take law off the pages of the text book and into real … Learn More

Courtroom Visits

OJEN’s Courtroom Visit program provides students with unique opportunities to deepen their understanding of the justice system through experiential learning. Students get a chance to observe real court in session and to directly engage with justice sector representatives, like judges, Crown attorneys, defense lawyers, justices of the peace, and many other individuals with different roles … Learn More

OBA/OJEN Competitive Mock Trials

The OBA/OJEN Competitive Mock Trials (OOCMT) is a partnership between the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) and the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN). A network of local mock trial tournaments use the OOCMT case and format for mock trials.

Kingston Youth-Police Dialogue

The OJEN Youth-Police Dialogue (YPD) program is an interactive justice education series designed to promote positive interactions, build knowledge, challenge perceptions and enhance skills to foster greater relations between youth and police in communities across Ontario.  Over the course of this project, youth will meet with Youth Police Dialogue Facilitators, police officers, and lawyers to … Learn More


Introducing the Kingston OJEN Committee

OJEN’s family of local committees is growing! In January, representatives from Kingston’s legal and education communities met to discuss ways they could provide enriched justice education experiences for local students and youth.  Home to Queen’s University Law School and an active legal community, Kingston is well situated to be an important support for OJEN’s justice … Read More

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