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Hon. Madame Justice Micheline A. Rawlins
Juanita Westmoreland-Traore
 
 
Hon. Madame Justice Micheline A. Rawlins
 
Hon. Madame Justice Micheline A. Rawlins, photo courtesy
                    of M.A.Rawlins
 

Micheline A. Rawlins graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor in 1978. In October 1992 Justice Micheline A. Rawlins became the first black woman to be appointed to the Ontario Provincial Court.

Since the 1980's Justice Rawlins has sat on the board of many organizations in Windsor including the Girl Guides, the Boy Scouts, Robinson House, Windsor Urban Alliance, Windsor Media Council, the University of Windsor and more. She is currently on


Hon. Madame Justice Micheline A. Rawlins, photo courtesy of M.A.Rawlins
  the University Board of Governors and the Friends of Women's Studies Committee.
 
Hon. Madame Justice Micheline A. Rawlins has received an extensive list of awards including:
  The NABHM Community Contribution Award 1994 - African-Canadian Achievement Award in Law 1997
  Canadian Assoc. of Black Lawyers Black Judges in Canada Recognition Award 2000
  National Congress of Black Women Outstanding Contribution to Women, to Law and to Canada Award 2002
  The Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal 2002
  Windsor Woman of the Year 2004


Juanita Westmoreland-Traore
 
Justice Juanita Westmoreland- Traore and Nelson Mandela at The Canadian Tribute to Human Rights on September 24, 1998  Photo Courtesy of Mark Webster
  Juanita Westmoreland-Traore was born in Verdun, Quebec. She graduated from law school at the University of Montreal. She began practicing law in 1970. She was the first black woman to be appointed as a judge for the Ontario Court in Windsor. She was the Ontario Employment Equity Commissioner and is a strong defender of human rights. She was the first black dean of a law school
Justice Juanita Westmoreland- Traore and Nelson Mandela at The Canadian Tribute to Human Rights on September 24, 1998
  in Canada as Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor.
 
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