Our staff is composed of a diverse group of individuals with legal and non-legal experience who work to provide culturally-informed and accessible legal services.
Zoya Alam has practiced with a Legal Aid Ontario funded legal clinic in Toronto for 5 years. Zoya had the privilege of advising and representing some of Ontario’s most marginalized and racialized communities in the areas of Employment, Housing, and Human Rights Law. She is currently an Associate with Goulart Workplace Lawyers, representing employers in multiple areas of employment, litigation, and labour law. Prior to her current role, Zoya practiced at a leading employment and labour firm in Toronto representing both employers and employees in civil litigation matters. Zoya is committed to giving back to the community and serves as the Nominating Committee Chair of the national Girl Guides of Canada and is a Senior Advisor/Canada Lead of Fasting 5K- an annual charity run that embraces the spirit of charitable giving in Ramadan by fundraising for youth organizations across North America and abroad. Zoya received her J.D. from the University of Windsor.
Fatema is currently counsel at the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC), and has over 10 years of legal experience in the public sector. Prior to her work with the OHRC, Fatema worked as a Senior Policy Advisor at the Ontario Ministry of Attorney-General, and as counsel with the Ministry’s Crown Law Office Civil Division. Alongside her legal work, Fatema is heavily involved in community projects. She is currently on the board of several organizations including Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association, and SMILE Canada-Support Services. Fatema received her LLB from the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law, and her LLM from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Saquiba is currently an Associate at PooranLaw Professional Corporation, a multi-disciplinary law firm in Toronto, Windsor and London, Ontario that works primarily in the disability and developmental services sector. Saquiba’s practice areas include: wills & estates planning; disability law; and corporate law for not-for-profit and charitable organizations. Saquiba has always been active in the Muslim community in both Toronto and her hometown of Ottawa, having previously volunteered with the Canada Bangladesh Muslim Community (CBMC) and the Canadian Association of Muslims with Disabilities (CAM-D). She also served as President of the Muslim Law Students’ Association at Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to law school, Saquiba worked as a Policy Advisor to a Senator in the Parliament of Canada. She completed her J.D. at Osgoode Hall Law School and her MSc. in Politics and Markets at the London School of Economics.