Canadian Association of Law Teachers
Member of the Ontario Bar
National Association of Women and the Law
Education and Year of Call
Called to the Ontario Bar, 1988.
LL.M., University of Essex, England (Internt’l Protection of Human Rights)
LL.B., University of Ottawa
B.F.A., Brock University, (Cum Laude)
Llana’s practice is focused on Family and Estate litigation. She has published widely and presented at conferences in the areas of family law including child and spousal support, same sex rights and reproductive technology.
Llana is a part time professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Common Law, teaching family law and civil procedure. She has also been an instructor in Family Law at the Bar Admission Course, at Ryerson Polytechnic University and at the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario. She has lectured in Ensemble Acting at Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts in Montreal.
Llana has been a member of the Law Programme Committee of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF). She consulted on LEAF’s Supreme Court of Canada interventions in cases involving the feminization of poverty, including D.B.S.(retroactive child support ) and Rick v. Brandsema, ( validity of a Separation Agreement). She was co-counsel, along with Professor Gillian Calder, for LEAF’s intervention at the Supreme Court of Canada in Dickie v. Dickie, a case addressing remedies for the default of child and spousal support Orders.
Llana was Vice Chair of the Board of Casey House AIDS Hospice and Chair of its Foundation Committee. She was a vocal coach and co-producer of “DQ”, a fundraiser for Casey House’s home hospice programme and is an Alumni Committee member of the House’s current capital campaign.
Llana maintains her fine arts roots by performing with the Ottawa jazz band, “Eddy and the Wave” and in Nightwood Theatre’s annual Lawyer Show fundraiser. In 2014 and 2016 she is directing a play at the Toronto Fringe Festival as a fundraiser for Lawyers Feed the Hungry.