A persistent professional and gentle intervener, Ruth Ambros is developing an extensive civil litigation practice serving First Nations and their members. Ruth has appeared before various levels of court in several provinces.
Ruth is building a practice centered on the rights of Indigenous communities in relation to raising their children. This work is evenly divided into child protection litigation on behalf of First Nations in various parts of the country, and the translation of Indigenous laws in the area of child and family wellbeing as communities reassert their inherent jurisdiction in this area. In addition, Ruth continues to build a general civil litigation practice on behalf of Indigenous clients.
Ruth is a first-generation settler on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabek and Haudenosaunee originally from Central Europe. After a first career as a management consultant and a second raising a gaggle of kids, Ruth completed her legal studies at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2019 and was called to the bar in 2020.
During her studies, Ruth participated in Osgoode’s Intensive Program in Aboriginal Lands, Resources, and Government, as well as the Feminist Advocacy Intensive at the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, for which she received the Annie Macdonald Langstaff Prize. Ruth co-edited the Transnational Legal Theory Journal, participated in several moots, and won the Cassels Brock & Blackwell Price for Professionalism. Prior to joining Fogler, Rubinoff LLP, Ruth worked at Hensel Barristers, which was recognized in 2021 as one of the top law firms in Canada practicing in the field of Aboriginal and Indigenous law by the Globe and Mail.
Ruth does her best thinking while preparing food – cooking, baking, canning – or knitting to a podcast or stimulating conversation.