Ontario Bar 2019 | JD University of Calgary 2015
I use the law to advance systemic change for the most marginalized.
I practice primarily administrative law, which is the review of government decisions, actions, and inaction. This includes ministerial decisions and the rulings of administrative tribunals such as human rights tribunals and parole boards. I ensure these executive powers are exercised reasonably, fairly, and in compliance with the Charter and customary international law. When the government refuses to act or delays a decision, I use the courts to compel them to act.
I also litigate in other areas to protect marginalized groups and vindicate human rights. This includes discrimination claims at human rights tribunals and civil lawsuits at federal and provincial courts.
Prior to joining Hameed Law, I worked at non-profit organizations. I advocated against unlawful population transfer and other international law violations at the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem. I coordinated the refugee sponsorship program for MCC Alberta in Calgary. And I advocated for the release of imprisoned journalists, political dissenters, and human rights defenders worldwide while at Freedom Now in Washington, DC.