Episode 8

Working with Vulnerable Clients with Jessyca Greenwood


November 25th, 2020

35 mins 10 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

“What I’ve noticed is that in many cases, many trials, no one even says “Hi” to the accused. How does that person feel? It’s their trial!...It’s their day, this is very important to them. It may be the most important thing they do in their whole life - try to exonerate themselves.”

After exposure to the justice system, addictions, mental health issues and loss, Jessyca Greenwood quickly learned that without an advocate by people’s side, they were left defenceless. Jessyca has earned standing as a powerful defender of her clients and strongly believes in a presumption of innocence and the client’s right to have their voice heard. Jessyca has been fiercely guiding and defending clients facing allegations of wrongdoing for more than a decade. She has appeared before all levels of Court in Ontario and frequently as amicus curiae to assist persons without Counsel as a friend of the Court.

Produced by: Zenia Sethna and Jason Cooper