Blair Hicks is Director of 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.
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.
Jackie van Leeuwen is a second-year student who began her work as a student caseworker at QELC in the summer of 2017. Jackie thoroughly enjoys being involved with QELC, especially the amount of client interaction involved, and plans to practice in the area of wills and estates in the future. In her spare time Jackie enjoys hiking, travelling, and reading.
Ivneet Garcha is student caseworker with the Queen’s Elder Law Clinic. She is currently in her second year of law school at the Queen’s Faculty of Law. Prior to coming to law school Ivneet completed a Master of Public Health specializing in Health Promotion and Global Health and worked as a Project Coordinator for the College of Family Physicians of Canada doing rural health policy research. In her spare time, Ivneet enjoys running and playing the tenor saxophone.
Aaron Morrow is a third-year student at Queen’s Law and is looking forward to his year as a student caseworker with QELC. Prior to attending Queen’s Law, Aaron obtained an honours degree in Mathematics & Statistics and a Master of Arts in Globalization Studies from McMaster University. This past summer, Aaron worked with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador in the area of human rights law – a field of law that is of particular interest to him.
John Siferd is a second-year student at Queen’s Law and he is excited to be a caseworker at the QELC. An avid reader, John completed his undergrad in English at the University of Toronto. He is always happy to talk books, and has a tendency to share unsolicited opinions, some of which are actually thoughtful.