Jill Witkin

Jill Witkin has worked as an Assistant Crown Attorney in Toronto since 1994. She is currently counsel at the Crown Law Office, Criminal, and sits as the Chair of the Criminal Law Division’s Sexual Violence Advisory Group and the Education and Training Crown for sexual violence. She was Deputy Crown Attorney at Old City Hall from 2009 to 2015 and prior to that she was Team Leader of the Child Abuse Team from 2007to 2009. She does much trial and some appellate work involving cases of sexual assault and domestic or child abuse.

Jill was past director of the Ontario Crown Attorney’s Association summer school courses, Sexual and Domestic Violence, and Sexual Offences. She speaks on various aspects of criminal law and procedure at a variety of education conferences. She has also conducted workshops in Uganda, teaching justice participants how to effectively interview children and adduce a child’s evidence in court.

Jill completed her Master of Laws in 2002 in Melbourne, Australia, where she completed a thesis on videolink testimony in the courtroom.