Romi Laskin is an associate at Peck and Company, where she practices criminal and administrative law. She joined the firm as a summer student and returned in 2022 after serving as a judicial law clerk at the Court of Appeal for British Columbia.
Romi received her law degree from the University of Victoria in 2021. During law school, she received numerous prizes, including the Chris Considine prize for the highest standing in evidence, the Nash Johnston LLP award, and the President’s Scholarship. Romi was also awarded the William McIntyre Medal, an annual award presented to a graduating student who exhibited the highest qualities of community service, student leadership, and academic excellence. Romi’s academic work focused on the use of Gladue reports in the child welfare context and involuntary mental health detention in British Columbia.
Romi previously worked at a feminist non-profit in the Downtown Eastside where she provided legal support services to low-income individuals and general support services to formerly incarcerated people. She also worked at a legal aid organization in Philadelphia where she assisted people who faced barriers to employment due to their criminal records, including representing clients before the Board of Pardons.