Working Together



David Baker

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

Mark Donald

B.A., J.D.

phone: (416) 681-9615

Mark is Of Counsel to Bakerlaw in conjunction with his own general commercial and administrative law practice – Mark Donald Law.

He has an extensive background in social justice, civil liberties, and human rights litigation, and has represented: students, school boards, medical professionals, activists & journalists before all levels of court and tribunal. » Read the rest

Kimberly Srivastava – on leave

B.A. (Hons), J.D.

phone: (416) 533-0040

We can’t seem to get rid of Kim … and we don’t want to! Kim articled with bakerlaw and worked as an associate for us, then she moved away from Toronto, was away for a year and now she’s back at work as our senior associate. While she works remotely, she remains 100% committed to the bakerlaw team and clients! » Read the rest

Amanda Dimilta

B.Sc. (Hons), LL.B.

phone: 416-533-0040

Amanda attended Queen’s University law school, where she was drawn to courses focused on human rights and trial advocacy. She spent much of her time working at the Queen’s Law legal aid clinic.

Upon her Call to the Bar, Amanda practiced criminal defence and conducted trials, Charter applications and bail hearings in the Ontario Court of Justice. » Read the rest

Laura Lepine

B.A. (Hons), J.D, Junior Associate

phone: 416-533-0040 ext. 225

Laura first joined the bakerlaw team as a summer student in 2017 before returning as an articling student for the 2018/2019 year. She was called to the bar of Ontario in June 2019. Laura has grown very attached to her bakerlaw desk and is happy to be continuing her advocacy work with the firm in her new capacity as a lawyer. » Read the rest

Simone Akyianu

B.A. (Hons), B.C.L., LL.B., Associate

phone: 416-533-0040

Simone is a graduate of McGill Law and holds an Honours Bachelor’s of Arts in Health Studies, Ethics and African Studies.

Inspired by her mother and Ghanaian roots, Simone decided to leverage her legal education in service of social, economic and racial justice.

Simone’s legal skills are informed by her passion for equality. » Read the rest

Anoop Kalsi

B.A. (Hons.), Licensed Paralegal

phone: 416-533-0040 ext. 226

Anoop first joined bakerlaw as a Legal Assistant in July 2017 and is now practicing as a Licensed Paralegal. Anoop completed her Paralegal program as one of the top students at Seneca College. She also took part in two undergraduate mooting competitions where she was one of the top oral advocates, arguing Charter issues. » Read the rest

Kathleen Osther

B.A. (Hons), Legal Assistant

phone: 416-533-0040 ext. 230

Kathleen first joined bakerlaw as a paralegal placement student from Seneca College in spring 2019. It was through this placement that she realized Human Rights was where she wanted to be. She jumped at the opportunity to rejoin the bakerlaw team as a legal assistant in September 2019 after completing and passing her Paralegal licensing exam in July 2019. » Read the rest

Birthe Jorgensen


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

Laurie Beachell

Laurie Beachell was the National Coordinator of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) for over 30 years. He retired in 2015 and now lives on the family farm just outside of Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Laurie remains keenly interested in work related to defining substantive equality as it relates to disadvantaged groups. » Read the rest

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