Njeri Damali Sojourner-Campbell

Associate, Toronto

njeridamali-campbell@hicksmorley.com
Direct: 416.864.7018
Main: 416.362.1011
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Year of Call: Ontario, 2015
  • Biography

Njeri Damali Sojourner-Campbell is a creative and practical problem solver.

She assists employers to proactively reduce exposure to liability through policy design, robust workplace investigations, and employee training. Once a dispute arises, she assist clients as a strong advocate in labour, employment, human rights, education and workplace safety matters.

Prior to her legal career, Njeri was employed as a Human Rights and Diversity Advisor at Humber College. There, she supported workplace investigations, compliance initiatives and delivered human rights and AODA training. She combines this practical experience with her legal knowledge to provide holistic legal service.

Njeri also supports clients in the development of advanced inclusion and equity programming pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code, Employment Equity Act and Education Act.

Outside of work, Njeri dedicates a significant amount of time to the mentorship of aspiring lawyers, community service and the arts. She was a member of the 2016/2017 teaching team of the Lawyer as Negotiator course at Osgoode Hall Law School; she delivers an annual seminar in the Critical Race Theory Course of Osgoode Hall Law School; and she is part of the teaching team of the Human Rights Certificate Program offered by the Osgoode Law School Human Rights Certificate Program.

Awards & Recognition

Dean’s Gold Key Award (2014)
Osgoode Hall Law School

Stringer LLP Essay Prize in Labour Law (2014)
Osgoode Hall Law School

Memberships & Affiliations

Black Female Lawyers Network – Member, Board of Directors (2017-present)

Canadian Bar Association – Member

Canadian Association of Black Lawyers – Member

The Advocates’ Society – Member

Select Publications & Presentations

“Towards an Intersectional Approach to Accommodating Gender Identity and Gender Expression: Case Law Update and Workshop” CAPDHHE 2017 Conference, Faculty of Social Science Building (FSS), Ottawa (June 8-9, 2017)

“Exploring Systemic Discrimination” Osgoode Certificate in Human Rights Theory & Practice, Toronto, (May 10, 2017)

“Technology and Your Labour & Employment Practice: An Interview with Hermie Abraham” Ontario Bar Association, (April 18, 2017)

The Black Law Students’ Association of Canada (BLSA Canada) Career Fair (February 9, 2017)

“Gender Expression and Gender Identity under the Ontario Human Rights Code: A College’s Duty of Accommodation” Equity & Inclusion Specialist Program: College Administrators, Centennial College (October 21, 2016)

“Sexual Violence & Bill 132” Emerging Issues in University Governance and Academic Administration, Hicks Morley (May 18, 2016)

“What’s in a Name? Gender Identity, Gender Expression and the Duty to Accommodate for College Registrars” Committee of Registrars, Administrators and Liaison Officers Annual Conference (November 12, 2015)

“Diversity, Change and Conflict Management” Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment in Higher Education, Co-presented with Catherine L. Peters (May 20, 2015)

“Making a Way: Mentorship and Career Sponsorship in the Age of Diversity” 2016 Annual National Conference of the Black Law Students Association of Canada (February 12, 2016)

“Accommodating Gender Identity and Gender Expression” Equity & Inclusion Specialist Program, Centennial College (October 16, 2016)

“Progressive Discipline in the Unionized Environment – Toronto” (January 30, 2017)

“Effective Investigations: Making The Case For Student Discipline” Whitby (March 29, 2017)

Case Law Highlights Panel, OPSBA’s Labour Relations and Human Resources Symposium, Toronto (April 7, 2017)

“Exploring Systemic Discrimination” Osgoode Certificate in Human Rights Theory & Practice, Toronto (May 10, 2017)

Towards an Intersectional Approach to Accommodating Gender Identity and Gender Expression: Case Law Update and Workshop, Canadian Association for the Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment in Higher Education (June 9, 2017)

Preventing and Managing Human Rights Risk, Toronto (January 22, 2018)

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, J.D.

York University, M.Ed.

York University, B.A. (Hons.)