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B.A., LL.B., LL.M., L.S.M., Senior Partner
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. » Read the rest
B.Sc. (Hons), LL.B., Associate
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
B.A., J.D., Associate
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
B.A. (Hons.), Licensed Paralegal / Office Manager
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
B.A. (Hons), J.D, Associate
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
B.A. (Hons), Legal Assistant
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
B.A. (Hons.), Summer Student
Maddie Douglas has joined the bakerlaw team as one of our summer students. Maddie just completed her second year at Western Law.
During law school, Maddie has developed an interest in human-rights issues and advocacy. This January, she participated in the 2021 National Labour Arbitration Moot where she researched and advocated both a union and employer-side family-status discrimination case. » Read the rest
B.A. (Hons.), Summer Student
We are excited to welcome Daniel to the bakerlaw team as one of our summer students. He will also be staying with us into the fall to complete his Practice Placement.
Daniel attends Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law. Through his time at law school and his prior professional career, he developed an interest in access to justice and human rights, which ultimately led him to bakerlaw. » Read the rest
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