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Staff

The clinic has a permanent staff of twelve but often we have the assistance of pro bono law students, volunteer lawyers,  administrative volunteers,  pro bono articling students, summer students, legal internships and contract staff.

Bhavin Bilimoria is the staff lawyer in charge of the housing team (interim).  He previously worked as a caseworker at another legal aid clinic, and as a litigator in private practice.

Yana Bilyk is a volunteer coordinator, who joined our office in November 2015.  Yana recruits volunteers and provides them with assistance and consultation.

Arlene Brazeau is a licensed paralegal.  She has been with the clinic since 1980.  She now works on the Intake team and has great experience in landlord and tenant law.  She has good fluency in American Sign Language.   As of September 2010 she will be working reduced hours mainly doing intake work.

Christine Da Costa Antunes is a staff lawyer specializing in income assistance law.  She articled with our clinic in the early 1990’s and  joined our staff permanently in 1996.  She recently completed her teacher training and works on a half time basis at the clinic.

Tebasum Durrani is a staff lawyer.  She joined our staff as of July 2015 after articling with the clinic.

Nicole Guthrie joined our staff as of October 2011. She is a staff lawyer dealing with immigration. 

Lucia Henao-Quinones is a licenced Paralegal.   As of October 2010 she volunteered at our clinic as an Administrative Assistant.   She joined the CLW team as an Intake Worker as of May 2014.  She is also a member of the Bar of Colombia.

Marjorie Hiley is our Executive Director.  She has been our ED since 1984.  She does mainly immigration law  and some social assistance law.

Dina Kalayjian is our Office Manager.  She has been with our clinic since 2007. Prior to that time she worked in administration with another legal clinic.  She speaks a number of languages including Arabic and French.

Catherine Manson is a licensed  paralegal.  She has been with the clinic since 1988, starting originally as a support worker and finally becoming a community legal worker in 1995.  She does mainly intake  with an emphasis on income assistance law. As well she is very active with community development work in the income assistance area.

Brook Physick is a licensed paralegal.  He was the first employee of the clinic, joining in December 1979.  He deals mainly with landlord and tenant matters and is active with community development projects and public legal education dealing with tenants rights.

Anna Rosenbluth is a staff lawyer in charge of the housing team.  She started at the clinic in late June 2010.  She had previous experience doing a variety of legal matters at another Toronto based legal clinic.  She is currently on secondment at Clinic Resource Office (CRO).