Maija Martin practises solely in the area of criminal defence at both the trial and appellate levels. She is a Toronto Director of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association. She is a member of the Movement Defence Committee of the Law Union of Ontario and facilitates Know Your Rights workshops for community groups. She has spoken on panels regarding drug policy, the interaction between criminal and immigration law, and other criminal law issues.
Prior to starting her practice, Ms. Martin completed a clerkship at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice where she learned about the inner workings of the justice system.
She appears regularly before the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Nunavut Court of Appeal. She has appeared at the Supreme Court of Canada for both individuals and interveners.
Stephanie obtained a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School where she received the Medico-Legal Society Award. During law school she participated in the Test Case Litigation Project, a specialized clinic focused on strategic litigation for social change. Before going to law school, Stephanie graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy where she was part of a joint program with Fudan University in Shanghai on comparative politics. She graduated with High Distinction and was recipient of the Katherine Nagel Award for Philosophy.
After graduating from Osgoode Hall, Stephanie clerked at the Superior Court of Justice in Oshawa where she worked closely with the judges on complex civil, criminal, and family law cases. While clerking she gained valuable insight into the judicial reasoning process and the makings of a successful advocate.