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Samantha Kompa



Year of call: 2017

Samantha helps individuals who have experienced discrimination, harassment and abuse at work, in their communities and at the hands of state actors.  She focuses on assisting individuals who are victims of racial discrimination and harassment, sexual assault and harassment, as well as those who have experienced injustice in the criminal justice system.  Samantha represents both unionized and non-unionized employees in human rights complaints.  She also works to advance the rights and welfare of animals and welcomes the opportunity to work collaboratively with others on animal welfare matters.


While completing her law degree at the University of Ottawa, Samantha took the opportunity to volunteer with a number of advocacy groups including ACORN, Pro Bono Services Canada and the Canadian Association for Refugee Lawyers.


Prior to joining Ross & McBride in 2016 as an articling student, Samantha was fortunate enough to work with a diverse group of human rights and criminal defence organizations in Ontario, the Yukon Territory and Rwanda.  In 2017, she returned to Rwanda to volunteer her time with Rwanda Bridges to Justice, a local NGO focused on supporting the development of Rwanda’s criminal defence bar and advocating for the rights of those involved in the criminal justice system. 


Samantha has always been passionate about advocating for the most marginalized in our communities and she is grateful to be able to continue to do so professionally