From dealing with Charter challenges, to helping draft legislation, Laura Penney’s work as Legal Counsel for the Departmental Legal Services Unit for the Correctional Service of Canada exposes her to a wide range of engaging legal issues. In this video, Ms. Penney describes her role as counsel for the department and her experience working on the legal issues most relevant to correctional services.
Drawing upon her education at Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law, Ms. Penney exercises her diverse legal skills in a variety of ways. She is frequently involved in litigation support, dealing with habeas corpus applications, human rights issues and tort cases; she works on policy development, providing legal advice to legislators.
The Correctional Service of Canada is the Canadian federal government agency responsible for the incarceration and rehabilitation of convicted criminal offenders sentenced to two years or more. It is headquartered in Ottawa.