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Amanda Carling

Amanda Carling is a Métis lawyer who grew up in Winnipeg and earned her undergraduate degree in criminology at the University of Manitoba. She graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law in June 2012 and completed her articles with the Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC). In July 2013 Amanda launched AIDWYC’s Legal Education Initiative in an effort to forward the prevention aspect of AIDWYC’s mandate. As national legal education counsel, Amanda organizes continuing legal education seminars and conferences for lawyers, law students, and police; is designing a wrongful convictions course for law schools; administers AIDWYC’s website ( and the Innocence Library (; delivers guest lectures to undergrad and graduate students; trains law students to deliver public legal education on wrongful convictions; and more. Since 2010, Amanda has served on the board of directors for Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto (ALST) ( and is currently the board President.