Working Together

 

 

David Baker

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

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

Hannah Shaikh

Hannah Shaikh

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

phone: (416) 533-0040, ext. 226

Hannah is a Junior Associate at the firm. Prior to joining bakerlaw, Hannah worked at the Human Rights Legal Support Centre, and with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. She has experience in human rights litigation from both the Applicant’s and the Respondent’s perspective which has helped her develop her strategic advocacy skills. » Read the rest

Kimberly Srivastava (on leave)

Kimberly Srivastava (on leave)

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

phone: (416) 533-0040

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

Azin Samani

Azin Samani

B.A. (Hons), J.D., Pro Bono Consultant

phone: (416) 533-0040 ext. 225

Azin Samani joins the bakerlaw team after half a decade of representing severely disabled clients in medical malpractice and insurance cases at a leading Ontario firm.  Azin’s background is rooted in helping disadvantaged members of our community access social benefits under the Ontario Disability Support Program and the Canada Pension Plan Disability. » Read the rest

Laura Lepine

Laura Lepine

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

phone: 416-533-0040 ext. 225

Laura is a recent graduate of Western Law. She first joined our team as a summer student in 2017 before returning as an articling student for the 2018/2019 year.

During her second year at Western, Laura was selected as an oralist for the Jessup moot team, arguing international human rights law, in which she is particularly interested. » Read the rest

Anoop Kalsi

Anoop Kalsi

B.A. (Hons.), Licensed Paralegal, Legal Assistant

phone: 416-533-0040 ext. 230

Anoop 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

Birthe Jorgensen

Birthe Jorgensen

Administrator

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