My passion for the law, expertise, skills, and experience, are integral to successful results and cost-effective solutions for my clients.
My clients feel heard, seen, and respected. The excellent results I deliver are the result of years of intensive training, discipline, and rigorous preparation.
Please find below information on my professional experience, abilities, competence, and dedication to my profession and my clients:
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Women, Gender and Sexuality, York University 1996-2000.
Juris Doctor Law Degree, Osgoode Hall Law School 2005-2009
Master’s Law Degree in Business Law, Osgoode Hall Law School 2018-2020
The Osgoode Hall Law School Certificate in Professional Regulation and Discipline in the Ontario Health Sector 2014
The Osgoode Hall Law School Certificate in Health Law 2014
The Osgoode Hall Law School Certificate in Elder Law 2014
Community Work and Professional Development
Thousands of hours dedicated to community service through Pro bono work and Continued Professional Development.
Over 12 years of leading and participating in legal technology innovation.
Over 14 years of practice and legal entrepreneurship, including designing pilot programs for the delivery of legal services in Ontario.
Over 17 years of leadership experience advising organizations on legal issues impacting women, children, and vulnerable communities.
Over 20 years of progressive experience in real estate investing, secured lending, retail banking, and legal advocacy.
Public Speaking engagements at professional conferences in Canada and in the US, focused on access to legal services and social justice initiatives.
Extensive experience advising senior media professionals, including investigative journalists for the CBC, and the Globe Mail, focused on gender-based violence and the law.
Civil Rights and Action
Designed and facilitated the vision for the first-ever national legal services coordination pilot program geared specifically to Muslim women in Canada. Guided the pilot project vision which resulted in successful funding by the Law Foundation of Ontario, which resulted in formalizing and increasing the organization’s ability to refer Canadian women to culturally appropriate legal services that address family law issues and protect them from violence.
Human Rights and Family Law
Provided advice and insight to the organization for the Muslim Women’s Family Law & Legal Rights Project. A national initiative designed to empower Muslim women in Canada with sound knowledge to make informed decisions relating to family law. Helped review and edit resources which included comparative information about Canadian and Muslim laws, including Domestic Contracts; Marriage, Divorce, Custody and Child Support; Family Property and Spousal Support; and Inheritance.
Economic Empowerment and Non-Profit Sector
Provided advice and insight to the organization for its Strengthening Capacity Project. Particularly the capacity of CCMW’s national board and chapters to achieve equality for Muslim women and girls in all spheres of their lives.
Project involved review and direction on the implementation of key activities towards long-term sustainability including developing capacity for fundraising, board governance, responsiveness, human resources planning, collaboration and networking and use of social media. Incorporated gender-based analysis of intersectionality of Canadian Muslim women’s demographic and socioeconomic realities to provide skills training for its members in advocacy and media relations.
Civil Rights and Social Action Civil Rights and Social Action
Provided advice and direction as a member of the advisory steering committee on The Digital Anti-Racism Education (D.A.R.E.) Project. Provided feedback on design and program delivery to raise awareness of online hate and to empower racialized women, girls and allies with the resources needed to counter online hate.