Linda Silver Dranoff 

Linda Silver Dranoff, C.M., LSM is a lawyer, writer and activist. As a lawyer she appeared at every level of court in a precedent-setting 38-year career, helping countless individuals to navigate the legal system. She had a 25-year stint as a columnist at Chatelaine and is the author of the books Women in Canadian Law, Every Woman’s Guide to the Law and Every Canadian’s Guide to the Law. She successfully pressed for family law and other reforms, and was the founding chair of the Feminist Legal Analysis Section of the Ontario Bar Association (now the Women Lawyers Forum). Linda has been recognized many times for her legal work and activism by the women’s community, the legal community, and beyond. In 2001 she received a Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case, and in 2012 she was appointed to the Order of Canada. She lives in Toronto.