Linda Silver Dranoff
Linda Silver Dranoff, C.M., LSM is a lawyer, writer and activist. As a lawyer she appeared at every level of court in a precedent-setting 38-year career, helping countless individuals to navigate the legal system. As a writer, she provided Canadians with access to accurate, understandable and empowering legal information through her 25-year stint as a columnist at Chatelaine and as the author of Women in Canadian Law, Every Woman’s Guide to the Law, Every Canadian’s Guide to the Law and most recently, a memoir and history of the women’s movement Fairly Equal: Lawyering the Feminist Revolution. As an activist, she successfully pressed for family law and other social justice reforms, and was the founding chair of the Feminist Legal Analysis Section of the Ontario Bar Association. She has been honoured by the Law Society of Ontario, the Governor-General, the Toronto Y.W.C.A., the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations and the Women’s Law Association, and University College, among others. She was made a member of the Order of Canada in 2012.