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Flora Vineberg graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree (Dean's List) in 2006, having studied Industrial and Labour Relations. She then pursued her Masters degree in International Law and Human Rights from the UN-mandated University for Peace (Universidad para la Paz) in Costa Rica.
As Valedictorian of the Class of 2015, Flora received her law degree from the Peter A. Allard School of Law (formerly the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law). Selected by the Dean of the Law Faculty, Flora also received the Alexander J. Cohen Memorial Award in Law, offered to the graduating student who best exemplifies a commitment to advancing knowledge through critical inquiry, and who has demonstrated excellence in fundamental research and scholarship exploring law in its social context. Flora was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2016.
As an Associate at Jellinek Law, Flora focuses on civil litigation – representing clients involved with civil sexual assault and institutional abuse claims. In addition, Flora's practice encompasses strong advocacy before the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, as well as providing representation to complainants in criminal proceedings on Third-party Records Applications.
Prior to joining the firm in 2016, Flora articled at a large criminal defence firm in Toronto, employing her persuasive oral and written advocacy skills and working with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds and lived experiences. She has worked as a human rights practitioner in the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and conducted legal research on sexual and gender-based violence at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
Flora is a passionate and dedicated lawyer, committed to providing clients with supportive and bold representation. She is currently a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Ontario and Canadian Bar Associations, the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee, and the Women Lawyers Forum.
Video: CBC News on September 25, 2018
As Bill Cosby heads to prison, The National interviews Flora Vineberg about sexual assault cases.
Article by Flora Vineberg, August 31, 2018: #MeToo is a Movement, Not a Moment
The Canadian Bar Association NATIONAL Magazine
Article by Flora Vineberg, February 14, 2018: We need to hear the marginalized voices of the MeToo movement
City TV News
Video: Difference Between Criminal and Civil Sexual Assault Cases
August 9, 2017: CityNews reporter Faiza Amin chats with Flora Vineberg, a lawyer at Jellinek Law Office, about the options sexual assault complainants have and the difference between criminal and civil cases.