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N. Jane Pepino, C.M., Q.C., LL.D. LL.M.

Member, 2010 Legacies Now Board of Directors

N. Jane Pepino is a senior partner at Aird & Berlis LLP and the founder of the firm’s Municipal and Land Use Planning Group. Ms. Pepino provides advice on planning, zoning and land development throughout Ontario.


She was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1985, appears in all editions of the Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, and was named one of Canada’s Top 25 Women Lawyers by Lexpert Magazine. In 2000, she was appointed a member of the Order of Canada.


As a volunteer, Ms. Pepino has served as a member of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, the Federal Council on the Status of Women, was the first woman appointed to Toronto’s Police Commission and is the Founding Chair of METRAC (Metropolitan Toronto Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children). She was appointed by the Ontario Minister of Health to create and Chair the Ontario Women’s Health Council, and is past Chair and Honourary Life Member of the Women’s College Hospital Board.