About Me

Education / Work

  • Called to the Bar in 2000, Graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1998

  • Executive Director / Lawyer of the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (2008 - present)

  • Law Student at CLASP and at Parkdale Community Legal Services

  • Staff Lawyer at Renfrew Country Legal Clinic

  • Staff Lawyer at Mississauga Community Legal Services

  • Practice Areas Include: Immigration, Employment, Income Security, Tenancy, Human Rights Advocacy

  • Test cases (SCC, Federal Court, FCA)

  • National / International advocacy on gender / race equity, including speaking to United Nations Committees

  • Co-author of Canada's guiding toolkit on Forced Marriage

  • Member of the Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change Steering Committee

Volunteer Work

  • Past Chair of Bloor Immigration and Life Skills, an NGO that is mandated to service clients impacted by domestic violence and immigration issues

  • Past Vice-Chair of Sandgate Women's Shelter for survivors of domestic violence

  • Member of Ontario’s Roundtable on Violence Against Women and on province's Anti-Racism Consultative Committee

  • Member of Legal Aid Ontario’s Clinic Advisory Committee

  • Member of Toronto Police Services Anti-Racism Advisory Panel

  • Member of Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change Steering Committee

Awards / Recognition

  • Ontario Bar Association Award of Excellence in the Promotion of Women’s Equality

  • Lexpert Zenith Award: Celebrating Women in the Law

  • Legal Aid Leader, Canadian Bar Association

  • Woman of the Year, Social Service Network, York Region

  • Female Lawyer of the Year, South Asian Bar Association 
     

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