Nominated by: Rise Women’s Legal Centre
Kim Hawkins (Masters in International Human Rights Law (University of Oxford 2012), J.D. (University of Victoria 2005) is the founding Executive Director of Rise Women’s Legal Centre, which provides training to upper year law students from UBC’s Peter A Allard School of Law and free family law services to low income women in BC. She previously worked at the Legal Resources Centre in South Africa, the Yukon Human Rights Commission, and was a staff lawyer at Yukon Legal Aid, practicing in the areas of criminal, family, and child protection and appearing regularly at all levels of Yukon court system. She has traveled extensively in northern Canada with circuit courts. She served as President of the Board of the Yukon Women’s Transition Home Society from 2010 to 2014.