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Kate Robertson

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Kate Robertson

 

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Kate Robertson practices criminal and regulatory litigation representing both individual and corporate clients. Kate’s practice includes both trial and appellate advocacy. She has conducted numerous criminal trials, including jury and judge-alone trials, and has appeared at all levels of court in Canada, including the Ontario Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada. Kate defends clients charged with all types of offences under the Criminal Code, with a particular interest in white collar crime and computer-based investigations and crime. Kate conducts federal prosecutions for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, and acts as counsel to police associations across the Greater Toronto area and Ontario, including the Ontario Provincial Police Association. She is a Fellow at The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, where she consults on constitutional law and policy issues relating to cybersecurity, law enforcement, surveillance, and national security.

 

Before her call to the bar, Kate served as a law clerk to the Honourable Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada. Kate obtained her law degree from the University of Toronto. She graduated from the Faculty of Law with Honours and received numerous awards for academic achievement and professionalism, including prizes for the highest marks in business law and jurisprudence. During law school, Kate worked for the International Center for Transitional Justice in New York, and within the litigation and tax departments of one of Canada’s top business law firms. She served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Toronto’s Journal of International Law and International Relations.

 

Kate brings to the practice her experience as a provincial prosecutor. Before joining Markson Law, Kate acted as Assistant Crown Attorney at the Crown Attorney’s trial offices in Scarborough and Toronto, and as appellate counsel at the Crown Law Office – Criminal.

 

Kate is active in the legal community and has provided pro bono services to the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, and the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic. She serves on the Executive Committee of The Advocates’ Society's Criminal Law Practice Group, and is on the junior roster of the Litigation Committee of The Criminal Lawyers’ Association.

 

Prior to beginning her law degree, Kate worked with the United Nations in Cambodia at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, where she assisted in the investigation of the former Khmer Rouge regime's surviving senior leaders. She obtained a B.A. in Political Science from Simon Fraser University in her hometown in Vancouver, BC.