1. What is your first memory of wanting to be a lawyer?
As a child of immigrant parents, I only had three options: doctor, lawyer or engineer.
2. Where did you study law and how did you find that experience?
Windsor Law. It was great – very collegial and some of my closest friends and best memories are from my time there.
3. How did you begin working at Forbes Chochla Leon?
I was introduced to Natalie Leon, and it went from there!
4. Is there a certain case you worked on that stands out to you? If yes, why?
No particular one case. In general, I love working in my chosen areas of law. The clients are so involved with their cases, which allows me to work closely with them. There is a real personal satisfaction gained when the result is favourable to the client.
5. What’s your favourite thing about being a lawyer?
Helping people. What’s commonplace to us as lawyers is really daunting or overwhelming to someone not familiar with the process. I like being able to put their minds at ease and lead them through the process – protect them, if you will, from the stresses of litigation. I was once taught – and have since relayed to my clients – “don’t be stressed about this, that’s my job.”
6. What do you like to get up to in your spare time?
My spare time was given up when I had children. My spare time has become theirs to consume with their activities and demands. I have been able to carve out some time for volunteer work, which has always been a priority in my life since childhood.