Ontario Bar 2019 | JD University of Calgary 2015
I became a lawyer to advance systemic change for the most marginalized.
Most of the systems of the world are set up so that the powerful can take advantage of those with less power. Law is one imperfect tool that we can use to chip away at those systems and slowly bend the arc towards justice.
I practice primarily in the areas of human rights, administrative law, government and corporate accountability, and international law.
Before joining Hameed Law in 2019, I worked in the following areas:
Refugee Resettlement while Coordinator of Mennonite Central Committee Alberta’s refugee sponsorship program. We submitted sponsorship applications, taught the Group of Five process, and provided ongoing support to community groups.
International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law while Legal Researcher and Advocacy Officer at the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem. We highlighted forcible population transfer in violation of international law to the UN and diplomatic missions.
Arbitrary Detention while Summer Law Student at Freedom Now in Washington DC. We represented imprisoned journalists, political dissenters, and human rights defenders worldwide, including Ethiopia, Uzbekistan, and China, engaging with Congress and UN bodies to advocate for their release.
Employment Discrimination while Coordinator of PBSC’s Human Rights Project in Calgary. We represented low-income victims of discrimination before the Alberta Human Rights Commission.
Restorative Justice while intern and volunteer at Circles of Support and Accountability. We helped former sex offenders engage in pro-social activities and reintegrate in society to reduce the chance of reoffence.