Lysandra Moreno is Métis and Anishinaabe, and a member of the Métis Nation of Ontario. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Criminology at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Ms. Moreno completed her Master of Arts in Criminology at the University of Toronto with a research focus on the over-representation of Indigenous peoples in the criminal justice system and the use of Gladue reports at sentencing.
Ms. Moreno completed her law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2021 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2022. While at Osgoode Hall, Ms. Moreno was awarded the Community & Legal Aid Services Programme (CLASP) award for social justice in 2020 and was one of the recipients of the Dean’s Gold Key award in 2021. She worked as a Criminal Division Leader of CLASP and served on the clinic’s Board of Directors in 2021. Ms. Moreno also worked as a caseworker at Osgoode’s Innocence Project clinic.
Ms. Moreno joined Cooper, Sandler, Shime & Bergman LLP as an articling student in July 2021 and became an associate lawyer with the firm as of April 2022. Ms. Moreno represents individuals charged with all criminal offences with a specific focus on representing Indigenous accused. She is an Indigenous committee member with the Criminal Lawyer’s Association and is one of the Association’s Toronto Gladue court representatives.
Osgoode Hall Law School, 2021
Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
Criminal Lawyers’ Association