Leslie de Meulles joins the Weilers team
September 5, 2018
Weiler, Maloney, Nelson is excited to welcome our newest associate, Leslie de Meulles.
Leslie de Meulles brings a wealth of knowledge in government relations, policy, and research experience to Weilers. Leslie completed a Masters in Political Theory and a placement with the Ontario Legislative Internship Program. She has also worked as a Senior Policy Advisor for Michael Gravelle, while he was the Ontario Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Minister of Natural Resources.
Leslie graduated from Lakehead University Law in 2017 as the class valedictorian. She was also the President of the Lakehead Law Students’ Society and President of the Law Students' Society of Ontario (LSSO). As President of the LSSO, she lobbied the Ontario government and Ontario law schools to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action #28, which calls on law schools to implement mandatory law classes on Aboriginal people and the law across Canada.
Leslie joins our team after having spent a year in Whitehorse working on the implementation of First Nations self-government. Leslie is a welcome addition to our Aboriginal, administrative law and civil litigation practice groups. She has a special interest in self-government and in working with Indigenous communities to develop good governance institutions that incorporate Indigenous legal principles.
In her spare time Leslie likes cooking and enjoys hiking, paddling and cross-country skiing.