Juliet Montes, B.A. (Hons), LL.B.
Juliet’s practice focuses on employment, civil and family law matters. She advocates for the vulnerable within a social justice framework.
Her practice includes labour law, employment law, human rights, civil law, appeals, constitutional/charter cases, and family law including inter-jurisdictional and international parental child abduction cases (Hague Convention and non-Hague Convention).
Juliet has successfully argued cases and/or motions before the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Ontario Divisional Court, the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Justice, and a broad range of administrative tribunals and boards. Juliet has also submitted written legal arguments before the Supreme Court of Canada.
In 2011, Juliet prepared a successful legal argument that was submitted to Parliament which led to amending legislation for foreign national same-sex marriages. She has also prepared policy papers on issues pertaining to human rights, equity and discrimination where her recommendations were adopted.
Juliet has co-prepared and delivered presentations in various municipalities of Ontario on administrative law and tribunals and trial/hearing procedures for a government agency.
She has also served on a government committee with a deputy mayor and two councillors in assisting municipal government initiatives and currently serves on the board of a professional ballet school.
Juliet received her specialized BA (Hons.) (summa cum laude in Political Science)(high distinction in overall programs) from York University. She received her LL.B. from Windsor Law School where she served as a legal research assistant to a faculty member and a president of the university.