Mentorship Program

Apply to our mentorship program to have personalized mentoring. The program is entirely free and available to recent immigrant lawyers to Canada. Each of our mentors will be assigned one mentee who they will meet either in person or online. Your mentor can provide you with career guidance, advice on applying for articleships and general information about the licensing process.

Due to the high volume of anticipated applications and the limited number of mentors, we will only be contacting successfully paired mentees. Those applicants who were not selected, will automatically be reconsidered for the next round of the program.

Elad Travis

Corporate Lawyer - Bennett Jones

Elad Travis has a general corporate practice.

Prior to joining Bennett Jones, Elad focused on M&A transactions and competition law, representing a diverse set of clients from all areas of industry, in particular telecommunications and media as well as IT, natural resources exploration and pharmaceuticals.

For nearly eight years, Elad acted for major multinationals in M&A and corporate transactions and advised them on regulatory and compliance matters. He has also brought actions before the Competition Bureau, Competition Tribunal as well as both civil and criminal courts of Israel.

Bar Admissions:

Israel, 2011

Ontario, 2018

Inna Tsinman

Family Lawyer - Tsinman Law

Inna Tsinman received her JD from Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2012.  Since then, she has practiced in one of the most prestigious family law firms in Canada and now operates her own family law practice in Toronto.

Inna has teaching experience during her graduate studies and regularly conducts mandatory information sessions on family law for the Ministry of Attorney General.  Inna is fluent in Russian, Hebrew and conversant in French.

Bar Admission:

Ontario, 2012

Sareh Ebrahimi

Associate, Estate Law, Whaley Estate Litigation Partners

Sareh was called to the Ontario Bar in January 2020 and practices at Whaley Estate Litigation Partners (WEL Partners), practising exclusively in estate-related matters. Sareh advises Estate Trustees, Attorneys, Guardians, and Fiduciaries on their duties and obligations arising at common law and legislatively. Prior to joining WEL Partners, Sareh practised at a law firm in Johannesburg, South Africa where she assisted the firm in establishing the Estates Department and focused on estate planning, administration of estate and estates litigation.

Bar Admissions:

South Africa, 2010

Ontario, 2020

Thabang Pebane

Criminal, Corporate & Civil Litigation at TMD Law
Associate, Goodman, Elbassiouni LLP

Thabang Pebane is an associate lawyer at Goodman Elbassiouni LLP and the principal lawyer at TMD Law, an Ontario law firm with practice areas in commercial, personal injury, and criminal law. He graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Criminology from the University of Toronto and with a Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice from the University of Cardiff.

Thabang is originally from South Africa and has a passion for access to justice initiatives here in Ontario. He has dedicated a significant amount of time to helping self-represented clients navigate both legal and procedural issues. Thabang also has practical experience in small and big law firms in both Ontario and the UK.

Bar Admissions:

Ontario, 2018

Áine O’Connor

Investment Professional at iCON Infrastructure

At iCON, Áine is the only lawyer on the investment team in North America. She executes all mergers and acquisitions and oversees the compliance program. Prior to joining iCON, Áine worked as a corporate associate in the banking and finance group at Fasken Martineau, Toronto where she worked across a wide range of transactions, with a focus on infrastructure. Áine holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Law from University College Dublin and a Master’s Degree in Business Law from the University of Toronto.

Bar Admissions:

Ontario, 2015

Sienna Molu

Associate at FCL LLP

Sienna Molu is an associate at FCL LLP in Toronto, Ontario. Prior to her articles, she interned at FCL LLP, where she then articled and returned as an associate upon her call to the Ontario Bar in 2018. Sienna practises in all areas of civil defence litigation with a focus on professional liability, including the defence of mortgage brokers and insurance brokers, amongst other professionals. She is building her practice to expand in the Sports and Entertainment law sector, providing client-focused advocacy for elite athletes and entertainers. Sienna is a contributing author to the Annual Review of Civil Litigation 2018, a publication regularly cited by appellate courts across Canada including the Supreme Court of Canada, with an article titled Sexual Aggression and the Civil Response.

Since she was a child, Sienna always knew she wanted to be a lawyer. As such, right after high school, she attended law school at BPP Law School in London, United Kingdom and obtained her LL.B with honours in 2016. In her final year of law school, she received an award of distinction for highest standing on her final legal research project regarding Public Law and Counter-Terrorism.

Sienna leverages her diverse experience to provide unique insight and bring strategic depth to her civil litigation practice.

Bar Admissions:

Ontario, 2018

Sarah Nasrullah

Privacy & Cyber Security - PWC, CIPP/C and CIPM

I am a certified privacy professional with a legal background. I am dual-qualified and have experience in three different jurisdictions. I have a background in corporate/commercial law as well as privacy policy advocacy. I completed my LL.M. from University of Notre Dame on the Fulbright scholarship and won the Dean’s Distinction Award in Intensive Trial Advocacy.

As a senior associate in PwC’s Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, I work with a dedicated team to bring value to owners and leaders of different organizations. We help organizations establish privacy programs, plan for GDPR, prepare for mandatory breach notification and regulatory requirements, and manage data incidents.

I bring enthusiasm, sharp skills, and a diverse perspective to my work. I love traveling and trying different cuisines!

Bar Admissions:

Pakistan, 2010

Ontario, 2016

Liran Kandin

CEO - LexPD

Liran is the CEO and Executive Director of Lex Professional Development Group Inc (LexPD), a legal education and consulting firm. He also has experience sitting on the board of directors of a publicly traded investment issuer trading on the Canadian Stock Exchange.

Liran obtained is BBA from the University of Toronto, his LLB from the University of Manchester and his LLM from the University of Toronto. Liran attended the University of Toronto faculty of law on a full scholarship offered through Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). He currently mentors JD law students at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law through the Alumni-Student Mentorship Program.

Bar Admissions:

New York, 2013

Ontario, 2014

Amanda Mitchell

U.S. Immigration Lawyer at PwC Law LLP

Amanda Mitchell is a Senior Associate at PwC Law LLP, primarily handling U.S. business immigration petitions and processes. After living and working in the United Kingdom, New York, and Canada, she has nine years of international legal experience and is uniquely situated to provide strategic advice relative to U.S.-Canada cross-border issues.

Amanda obtained her LL.B. (Hons) Law Degree from Cardiff University Law School, United Kingdom. She went on to receive her Postgraduate LPC with distinction from The University of Law, United Kingdom.

Through The First Generation Network Amanda also mentors law students currently enrolled at the University of Toronto and the University of Ottawa.

Bar Admissions:

New York, 2015

Ontario, 2018

Sharen Lau

Legal Counsel at BASF Canada Inc.

Sharen began her legal career as a litigator practising in health law for 6 years at international and independent law firms in Hong Kong. Since returning to live in Toronto in 2015, she has transitioned successfully into an in-house legal role as Legal Counsel at BASF Canada Inc., a global chemical manufacturer, and now has a general corporate and commercial practice. She supports various businesses and functions in drafting, advising, and negotiating contracts, and acts as lead counsel in company-wide projects and initiatives.

Sharen obtained her LLB (Hons) from the University of Kent in England. She is qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor in Ontario (2018) and is admitted as a Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong (2009).

Bar Admissions:

Hong Kong, 2009

Ontario, 2018

Karen Sequeira

Associate at Agro Zaffiro LLP

Karen Sequeira is an associate lawyer with Agro Zaffiro LLP in Hamilton, Ontario in the firm’s Real Estate and Land Development, Wills and Estate Planning, Business Law practice areas. Karen is a dual-qualified lawyer – admitted to the practice of law in both Ontario and India.

Karen grew up in Mumbai, India, where she attended the Government Law College and graduated in law in 2011. A member of the Bombay Incorporated Law Society since 2012, Karen qualified as a Solicitor following a three-year traineeship and successfully completing six qualifying examinations securing an overall second rank. Karen enjoyed a diverse career in Mumbai working as an associate in full-service law firms focusing on real estate and estate planning, and also acted as in-house counsel with one of India’s largest manufacturing companies.

Karen moved to Canada in 2017. Following her relocation to Canada, she completed her equivalency exams and was called to the bar in Ontario in 2018. Karen is a member of the South Asian Bar Association and Young Women in Law. She is fluent in Hindi, Marathi, Konkani and has limited proficiency in Urdu, Punjabi and Gujarati languages.

Bar Admissions:

Bombay Incorporate Law Society, 2012

Ontario, 2018

Alia Besharat

Associate, Employment Law, Monkhouse Law

Alia is an Associate at Monkhouse Law and a barrister and solicitor licenced by the Law Society of Ontario. She obtained her LL.B. from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom and her B.A. (Hons) in International Relations from Glendon College – York University. She articled at a boutique family law firm in Toronto and worked as an associate at a full service litigation firm prior to joining Monkhouse.

During law school, Alia was an active member of the Canadian Law Society and participated in several moot competitions. She works to give back to her community and is an active member of Young Women in Law. Alia enjoys exploring Toronto’s food scene and was bitten by the travel bug some time ago so be sure to ask about her most recent adventure.

Bar Admissions:

Ontario, 2015

Laura Mijares

Principal Lawyer, Real Estate & Corporate Law, Mijares Law

Laura focuses her practice on Residential and Commercial Real Estate Law, Corporate Law and Wills and Estates. Laura’s experience extends to purchase and sale transactions of residential properties, condominiums, commercial properties and new construction homes, as well as refinance transactions. In corporate matters, Laura has also advised clients in share purchase negotiations and capital funding through private placement transactions.

Outside from work, Laura finds time to volunteer at her parish and attends board and committee meetings for different charitable and social programs. She also enjoys entertaining family and friends, but most of all, she loves having movie nights and going on field trips with her husband and their two children.

Bar Admissions:

Ontario, 2015

Mexico,

Aparna Das

Principal Lawyer, at Das Law

Aparna's practice has is focused on the field of Real Estate and Refugee and Immigration Law. Prior to being called to the Bar in Canada, Aparna was an Intellectual Property Lawyer in Mumbai, India with a combined legal experience of greater than 10 years.

Aparna was recently empaneled as a Legal Aid Lawyer in Ontario for Refugee matters and regularly appear before the Refugee Protection Division.

Bar Admissions:

Ontario, 2016

Saad Minhas

Senior Legal Counsel, Americas at Equinix

Saad is Senior Legal Counsel, Corporate, Americas at Equinix, advising on construction, project finance, real estate and general matters across the continent. Equinix is a REIT and global leader in data centre solutions. Saad’s legal and commercial experience has spanned over a decade, for major organizations including TELUS, Infrastructure Ontario, RBC and WeWork.

He received his law degree from the University of Westminster in London, England. Saad was the Editor in Chief of the Westminster Law Review and President of the University of Westminster Law Society. He was recently recognized as a Future Leader in Construction by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) at their Prompt Payment and Adjudication Symposium.

Bar Admissions:

Ontario

Arman Alemi

Founder and Principal Lawyer, ALG

Meet Arman the founder and principal lawyer at ALG – Alemi Law Group. He comes from a diverse professional background. Before embarking on his journey into the practice of law, he worked in various industries providing him a unique perspective on the delicate art of negotiation and dispute resolution.

Arman Alemi: He practices in the area of General Civil/Commercial litigation, Administrative and regulatory law, contract in-house corporate counsel and legal consultation. Prior to opening his practice, Arman worked at some of the most prominent litigation firms in Toronto and as General Counsel for a group of companies.

Arman Alemi: He has represented clients at all levels of court in Ontario and has a knack for dealing and solving complex litigation matters. More importantly his understanding of intricacies of the court system gives him an uncanny set of skills at his disposal for obtaining optimal results.

Bar Admissions:

Ontario, 2015

Elisabeth A. Sadowski

Litigation Associate, Collette Parsons Corrin LLP

Elisabeth is a litigation associate at Collette Parsons Corrin LLP in Vancouver, BC. Her main practice areas are plaintiff personal injury, medical negligence and denied insurance claims.

Elisabeth is currently the second vice-president of Trial Lawyers Association of BC (“TLABC”). In the past, she has served on the executives of the BC Women Lawyers Forum, civil litigation sections and the young lawyers advisory committee for the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch (“CBABC”). Her publications have been featured in the Vancouver Bar Association’s “The Advocate”, the CBABC’s “BarTalk” and TLABC’s “The Verdict”. She has also co-authored and authored articles that have been presented at The Continuing Legal Education Society of BC and TLABC conferences.

 

Outside of law, Elisabeth regularly volunteers in the community, including serving on the boards of Parkinson Society British Columbia and CLICK (Contributing to Lives of Inner City Kids).

Bar Admissions:

British Columbia, 2016

Kojo Anaman

Litigation Associate, Mincher Koeman LLP

Kojo currently practises family law litigation at Mincher Koeman LLP in Calgary, Alberta. Before joining their team, he worked at Ernst & Young's business immigration practice in Calgary where he assisted Fortune 500 and other international corporations in facilitating the cross-border movement of their employees. Prior to this, he served as a judicial law clerk to the Presiding Judge of the Civil Division in Middlesex County, New Jersey, where we worked on a wide array of civil litigation disputes. This position also required him to facilitate mediation hearings in civil, landlord/tenant, and small claims cases.

Education: University of Saskatchewan, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (2013); Rutgers Law School, Juris Doctor (2017)

Bar Admissions:

New York, 2018

Alberta, 2020

Andrew Kaoma

Founder and Principal Lawyer at Kaoma Law

Andrew is the founder and principal lawyer at Kaoma Law. He practices in the areas of small business law and immigration law.

Bar admissions:

Ontario, 2020

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