Reakash is an associate at ALG with a practice in criminal, constitutional, and administrative law. She is focused and creative and she approaches her clients’ legal problems with tenacity. Reakash is sensitive to issues of systemic injustice and brings a decade of community advocacy experience to her legal practice.
Reakash earned her law degree from the University of Ottawa and graduated cum laude. During law school, Reakash placed third nationally as a member of the Faculty’s Jessup Moot team. Outside school, she partnered with Senator Kim Pate to create an award-winning podcast (Appointed) that addresses the legal and social obstacles facing criminalized and marginalized people. Reakash has been recognized nationally for her advocacy and was listed as a 2020 “Trailblazer” in Chatelaine Magazine. Prior to joining ALG, Reakash completed her articles at a top labour and human rights law firm in Toronto.
Reakash was called to the bar in 2021 and is a member of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers, the Canadian Prison Law Association, and the Advocates’ Society.
- Reakash Walters, “Against Amnesia: African Nova Scotia Women’s Generational Leadership in Civil Rights Organizing, 1950-79” (2020) 32:2 CJWL at 383
- Reakash Walters, Anthony N. Morgan, and Joshua Sealy-Harrington, “Canada’s courts need a system update to deal with internet-connected juries”, The Globe and Mail (30 November 2020)
- Reakash Walters and Rachel Zellars, “We don’t need the police. We need each other”, Rabble.ca (10 June 2020)