Ashley Syer

Ashley Syer

Lawyer, Chartered Mediator (C. Med), Registered Roster Mediator (RRM) - Syer Law

Vancouver, BC
Mediation Employment Law Civil Litigation Administrative Law

Imagine being so close to landing an amazing, career-path-changing job, only to be told you didn’t get it because you took time off while both your parents were terminally ill. Necessity ultimately drove Ashley to starting her own practice in 2014 and since then, she has become a woman who wears many hats.
Jim Wu

Jim Wu

Employment Lawyer - Forte Law

Surrey, BC
Employment Law

Employment lawyer, Parkinson’s disease, Chinese, dog dad, blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and karaoke amateur – the list of characteristics and identifiers goes on and on to describe Jim Wu. Despite all this, Jim emphasizes that just because he happens to fit under several labels, doesn’t mean they are all that define him.
Erika Verret

Erika Verret

Lawyer and Workplace Investigator / Founder - Bridge Legal & HR Solutions

North York, Ontario
Employment Law Human Resources

By the time Erika Verret became a lawyer, she already had over twenty years of experience in another high-stress career. When Erika started her firm, Bridge Legal & HR Solutions, she did it with the goal of creating a work environment free from the high levels of stress she found in other jobs
Pauline Chan

Pauline Chan

Lawyer - Pauline Chan Law

Calgary, Alberta
Corporate Law Employment Law Commercial Law Real Estate Law

Pauline Chan is called to the bar, but also found her calling at the barre, barre fitness classes that is. In the course of a day, Pauline jumps from advising clients on corporate agreements to advising them on building physical strength and pelvic floor awareness.
Samantha Peters

Samantha Peters

Director of Legal Initiatives and Public Interest - Black Femme Legal

Toronto, Ontario
Workers' Rights Law Workplace Law Employment Law

Samantha Peters could not find the law job of her dreams, so she built it. No, she didn’t start her own firm. What Samantha felt compelled to do was change the system and “do law differently”, and that did not fit into the traditional law firm structure.
Elsa Ascencio

Elsa Ascencio

Workers' Rights Lawyer - Community Legal Clinic of York Region

Richmond Hill, ON
Employment Law Human Rights Law Public Interest Law Workers' Rights Law

At the start of her legal career, someone told Elsa Ascencio that lawyering is like being on a boat in the open ocean. If you lose your sails, the rough waters will eventually sink you.

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