- Ontario’s Back-to-School Plan Fails to Accommodate Students with Disabilities
- Charter challenge filed in Quebec regarding the province’s back to school plan
- Back to School Update for Private and Independent Schools
- Cuts to provincial funding result in backlogs, delays for administrative tribunals
B.Sc. (Hons), LL.B.
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. Most of her clients came from disadvantaged circumstances, and many struggled with mental illness and addiction.
Always ready for a new challenge, Amanda made the leap to civil litigation where her written and oral advocacy talents were further honed at the Superior Court of Justice level.
An adventure outside of law began when her oldest child was diagnosed with autism. Amanda’s research and advocacy skills were quickly put to work navigating her son’s therapy and education needs. Prior to joining our team, Amanda worked at a large regional children’s treatment centre, where she delivered education advocacy workshops to families with children with disabilities.
Amanda’s practice at bakerlaw focuses on cases in the area of Education Law and applications to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. Her personal experience with navigating the challenges of the education system is an asset to our clients, and we are happy to have her as a member of the bakerlaw team.
To take daily breaks from work and the busy lives of her three kids, you’ll find Amanda walking in wooded trails with her dog and her son’s autism service dog.