Emma Rhodes, (B.A., LL.B.) is a criminal defence lawyer who focuses her practice on youth criminal justice. She has sat on numerous panels, including for Legal Aid Ontario, the Ontario Court of Justice, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ministry of the Attorney General and the Ontario Bar Association to discuss youth justice issues. She has testified before the Senate of Canada’s Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights about the overrepresentation of visible minority youth in the criminal justice system. She is on the Executive of the Ontario Bar Association’s Children and Youth Law Section and the Board of Directors for Justice for Children and Youth. She has guest lectured at Humber College, was an adjunct professor at University of Toronto from 2012 to 2014 for a course on Youth Criminal Justice and is currently an instructor at Osgoode Hall Law School where she has taught Trial Advocacy since 2010.