Call to the bar, 2021
Osgoode Hall Law School, JD, 2020
University of Toronto, MA, 2012
Carleton University, BHum, 2011
Nora cares about working people and believes in decent work for all.
Nora was called to the bar in Ontario in 2021 after completing a clerkship at the Superior Court of Justice. In Toronto, she assisted judges primarily with complex civil proceedings, in addition to criminal and family matters. She also assisted the Divisional Court with judicial reviews of labour arbitrations and decisions of the Ontario Labour Relations Board, as well as statutory appeals of professional misconduct decisions. While clerking, Nora co-authored a chapter with Justice Lorne Sossin on Rule 21 (Determination of an Issue Before Trial) for the publication, Civil Procedure & Practice in Ontario.
Nora graduated with her JD from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2020. She received awards for her academic work in courses on class actions and legal ethics, and for dedication to social justice in her clinical work. In her last two years at Osgoode, Nora was a contributor and managing editor of thecourt.ca, a student-run blog dedicated to providing analysis of recent Supreme Court decisions. She was also a member of student government and a Dean’s Fellow for a constitutional law.
Nora earned a Bachelor of Humanities with Combined Honours in English (Highest Honours) from Carleton University. She then pursued a SSHRC-funded Master of Arts in English at the University of Toronto where she focused on 19th century literature and the autobiographies of Frederick Douglass. Prior to pursuing a career in law, Nora worked in the publishing industry.
Recent Representative Work
Studying broader-based bargaining
During law school, Nora worked as a research assistant for Professor Sara Slinn looking at a variety of issues in labour law. Her work included editing an academic paper on the history of broader-based and sectoral bargaining in Canadian collective bargaining law reform.
Arbitration clauses and the gig economy
Prior to its determination at the Supreme Court of Canada, Nora published an article on the potential implications of upholding the arbitration clause in Heller v. Uber: “Entering a legal void: Independent contractors and class actions post-Heller” Canadian Class Actions Review 16:1 (2020).
As a Division Leader at the Community & Legal Aid Services Program (CLASP), Nora represented clients in applications and appeals before various tribunals and boards including the Social Benefits Tribunal (SBT), the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB), and Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB).
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