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Zahra Vaid

Zahra Vaid

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CONTACT INFO

Email: zvaid@lerners.ca
Phone: 416.775.7662
Fax: 416.867.9192
225 King Street West, Suite 1500, Toronto, ON M5V 3M2

Personal Information

 In her free time, Zahra enjoys knitting, writing fiction, spending time with her nieces and nephews, and discovering local cafes.

Professional History

  • Associate Lawyer, Lerners LLP (2021)
  • Articling Student, Lerners LLP (2020-2021)
  • Summer Student, Human Rights Legal Support Centre (2019)

Achievements

  • Janet Lambert Book Prize in Equity Studies (2016)
  • The City of Toronto Women’s Studies Undergraduate Award (2015)
  • Dean’s International Initiatives Fund Recipient (2015)
  • Scholars Award, University of Toronto (2012)

Selected Presentations/Publications

  • Co-Author, Top Five Case Briefs Project, Ontario Justice Education Network (2018-2019)
  • Call it what it is – Islamophobia: Erasure, Consciousness, and Resistance, IDERD Conference, University of Toronto (2017)

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, Legal Services Coordination Pilot Program, Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW)
  • Vice President, Osgoode Peer Support Centre, Osgoode Hall Law School (2019-2020)
  • Co-Director of External Communications, Osgoode Women’s Network (OWN), Osgoode Hall Law School (2019-2020)
  • Junior Caseworker, Immigration Law Division, Community Legal Aid Services Programme, Osgoode Hall Law School (2017-2018)
  • Counsellor, 315NISA: Muslim Women’s Helpline (2015-2017)

Memberships

  • Member, Mentorship Committee, Women’s Law Association of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association
  • South Asian Bar Association of Toronto
  • Group of Racialized Ontario Women Litigators (GROWL)

Education

  • Admitted to the Ontario Bar (2021)
  • J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School (2020)
  • Anti-Discrimination Intensive Program, Osgoode Hall Law School (2018-2019)
  • B.A. (Hons), Equity Studies and Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto (2016)
  • Indigenous Resurgence & Sustainable Development Research Program, Center for Engaged Learning Abroad, Belize (2015)
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