Staff


  • Blair Hicks
    Blair Hicks
    Review Counsel
  • Christian Hurley
    Christian Hurley
    Director
  • Derek Cannon
    Derek Cannon
    Administration
Blair Hicks
Review Counsel

Blair Hicks is the newest review counsel for the Queen’s Elder Law Clinic. She is a veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force, and served as a Search and Rescue Air Navigator for more than 20 years before building a law practice. Blair Hicks received her Juris Doctor (JD) from Western University in London, Ontario, and is trained in mediation, negotiation, and collaborative law. She resides in Kingston, Ontario, and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Frontenac Law Association, and the Estate Planning Council of Eastern Ontario.

Christian Hurley
Director

Originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Christian is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick (LLB, 2009) and Memorial University (B.Comm, 2005). He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada as well as the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. During his studies, Christian was awarded the Honourable H.G. Puddester Prize Scholarship for his demonstrated academic ability in public law and leadership ability as well as the Provincial Court Judges’ Association Award for academic performance in the Newfoundland and Labrador bar admissions course. He is a former instructor of Business Law at Memorial University and currently practices law with McInnes Cooper.

Derek Cannon
Administration

Derek Cannon has been working with the Queen’s University Faculty of Law since October 2014. He is the administrative support for the Queen’s Business Law, Elder Law, and Family Law clinics. He attended St. Lawrence College from September 2009 to May 2012 and received an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration – Human Resources. Derek’s decision to pursue a career in the administration field came after a tour in Afghanistan.

Caseworkers

  • Elana Friedman
    Elana Friedman
  • Caroline Tarjan
    Caroline Tarjan
  • Charlotte McGee
    Charlotte McGee
  • Shalome Barrow
    Shalome Barrow
  • Lauren Benoit
    Lauren Benoit
  • Silvia Cioci
    Silvia Cioci
  • Andrew Schipper
    Andrew Schipper
  • Sarah Spitz
    Sarah Spitz
Elana Friedman

Elana is a second year law student at Queen’s. Before studying law, she completed a Bachelor of Applied Science at the University of Guelph in Adult Development. In Guelph, she volunteered with an Aphasia Program in a long-term care home, helping adults with aphasia to speak again.
In law school, Elana is a tutor and serves as the events coordinator for the Queen’s Health Law Association.
In her spare time, she enjoys playing squash, dodgeball, and watching Netflix documentaries.

Caroline Tarjan

Caroline Tarjan is a third year law student at Queen’s Law. Before studying law, she completed a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences at the University of Guelph in Hispanic Studies and Biology.

In law school, Caroline enjoys spending her time participating in extra-curricular activities. She is a member of the Law Students’ Society and volunteers with Pro Bono Students Canada. She enjoys clinical work and was a student caseworker with the Queen’s Prison Law Clinic during her second year of law school.

In her spare time Caroline enjoys reading fiction, cooking, and spending time with friends.

Charlotte McGee
Shalome Barrow
Lauren Benoit
Silvia Cioci
Andrew Schipper
Sarah Spitz