B.A., LL.B., LL.M., L.S.M.
phone: 416 533-0040, ext. 222
David grew up in Toronto believing it was right to stand outside the fence, if that was the principled place to be. His mother, an early feminist, and his father, a progressive with Mennonite roots, encouraged him to use law as an instrument of social change.
While at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law, David established Canada’s first legal aid clinic housed within a psychiatric hospital. » Read the rest
Since 2011 Birthe Jorgensen has acted as the part time administrator of bakerlaw, having previously followed bakerlaw’s work with interest.
This is a new career for Birthe. She holds a PhD in law from the University of Cambridge obtained in the 1980s, with a thesis topic of Emergency Powers in Canada and Northern Ireland. » Read the rest
B.Sc., Legal Assistant
phone: (416) 533-0040 ext. 230
“Good morning, bakerlaw, this is Sydney speaking . . . ”
Sydney Baker is usually the first person you talk to when contacting bakerlaw. To answer what you probably want to, but are too polite to ask, yes, Sydney is David’s niece. She got the job through nepotism, but she works hard every day to keep it. » Read the rest
Kimberly Srivastava (Ruiter)
B.A. (Hons), J.D.
phone: (416) 533-0040 ext. 226
Kim is our Junior Associate. She joined our team as an articling student in August 2015 as a recent graduate from Western Law. She completed her undergraduate degree in Social Justice and Peace Studies and Sociology at King’s University College. This program introduced her to the concept of structural or systemic justice. » Read the rest