Sarah Leamon Named "Best Of..." By The Richmond News
This year, I was thrilled to be included in The Richmond News' "Best Of..." edition! In their yearly edition, The Richmond News wrote the following about me and my work in the community:
"When it comes to giving her opinion, Richmond criminal defense lawyer Sarah Leamon is not backward at coming forward.
Often in the media spotlight – through her newspaper contributions and TV appearances – Leamon practises both criminal and administrative law out of her Cedarbridge Way office, a stone’s throw from Richmond Provincial Court.
However, it’s her work outside of court that’s also put Leamon on the map lately.
She’s extremely active in her community and has been key in establishing a number of important non-profit organizations and currently acts as board chair of the PACE Society, in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
In November, 2016, Leamon co-founded The Coven Club, a non-profit that focuses on social equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
And, more recently, she founded the Women's Association of Criminal Lawyers British Columbia (WACL-BC), which is a peer-driven organization dedicated to the advancement of women in criminal law.
In establishing WACL, Leamon drew attention to apparent sexism and discrimination against women in courtrooms across B.C.
She is fighting to make her profession more comfortable and more inclusive of women and, with many more women than men ditching criminal law as a career, hopes to have gender parity someday."
Thank you to The Richmond News for including me in this issue. It was an honour and a pleasure!
You can check out the full post, including a personal Question & Answers section, in The Richmond News by clicking here.