Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella Reception

  The Hon. Rosalie Silberman Abella, Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada

The Hon. Rosalie Silberman Abella, Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, was feted during a reception at the Art Gallery of Alberta on September 4, 2019, by UAlberta Law alumni and members of Edmonton's legal community.

During her address, Justice Albella described her journey from post-Holocaust child refugee to first female Jewish judge of Canada’s top court. As she did for first-year law students earlier that day, she urged her audience to "never forget what the world looks like to those who are vulnerable.” She also stressed the importance of access to justice and called on the profession to protect the rights of groups to retain their different identities.