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Marisha Roman

Marisha Roman is a lawyer, adjudicator, and workplace investigator. In 2016, she was cross-appointed as an adjudicator with the Child and Family Services Review Board and the Custody Review Board, two tribunals within the Social Justice Tribunals of Ontario cluster. In her private practice, Marisha investigates workplace and institutional complaints in the post-secondary sector. From 2004 to 2016, she was the Aboriginal Initiatives and Policy Counsel for the Law Society of Upper Canada, the regulator for lawyers and paralegals in Ontario. There, Marisha worked directly with its board of governors in strategic policy development specifically in relation to enhancing access to the legal professions for First Nation, M├ętis and Inuit lawyers and paralegals.

Marisha is an active volunteer with extensive not-for-profit board experience. She has served on the Aboriginal Legal Services (ALS) board for more than 20 years, including terms as president and treasurer, and volunteers with the ALS Community Council Program, a criminal offence diversion program. She also volunteers to support community-level and elite athletics in Canada.

Marisha holds a B.A. in English Literature and LL.B. from the University of Toronto.

E-mail: marisha.roman@gmail.com