Blair Hicks

Director, Queen's Elder Law Clinic

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.

Staff

Colleen Dowling

Caseworker

Colleen is entering her second year of studies at Queen’s Law. Prior to attending law school, she graduated from McMaster University, majoring in Biology and Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour. In her spare time, she enjoys getting together with family, friends, and (most of all) her golden retriever puppy. Colleen is greatly looking forward to working as a student caseworker with the Queen's Elder Law Clinic and hopes to help out however she can.

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Dainelle Barham

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Dainelle is entering her third year of studies at Queen's Law. Before attending law school, she majored in Political Science and graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts from Queen's. Dainelle is incredibly excited to build meaningful connections with her clients and help them with their legal issues. When Dainelle is not at the clinic or in class, you can find her cautiously zipping around in her rollerblade or sketching her latest and greatest ideas in her notepad.
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Kyrie Bouscal

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Kyrie is a second-year student who began working at QELC in the fall of 2022. Prior to law school, she completed her undergraduate degree in English Literature. She is looking forward to working with clients as a caseworker for this academic year.
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Sara Buder

Caseworker

Sara Buder is a third-year law student at Queen’s Law. She was a student caseworker at the Queen’s Elder Law Clinic during the last academic year and is continuing her clinical experience by returning as a Group Leader. 

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Warren Corber

Student Leader

Warren is in his second year of law school at Queen's. He is eager to take on a leadership role during the academic year as a Group Leader at the Elder Law Clinic. This past summer, Warren worked as one of three full-time caseworkers where he was responsible for over 50 client files. Before attending Queen’s Law, Warren graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the Ted Rogers School of Management in Toronto.

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Daniel Egan

Caseworker

Daniel is a second year law student at Queen’s University Faculty of Law. Before entering law school, he graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto’s Rotman Commerce program. Daniel is a big Maple Leafs and Blue Jays fan, enjoys travelling, and boating in the summer. He is excited to be a caseworker at the Queen’s Elder Law Clinic for the 2022/2023 academic year and is looking forward to working with clients!
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Lawrence Esposito

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Laurence is a second-year student at Queen’s law. Prior to attending law school, Laurence completed his Bachelor of Arts in psychology at Brock University. Laurence is eager to begin working with clients at the QELC this academic year. In his spare time, he enjoys working out, travelling and playing the drums. 

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Anne Garrett

Caseworker

Anne is a second-year student at Queen’s Law. She is excited to be working with clients as a student caseworker at the Queen’s Elder Law Clinic this year. She previously graduated from the University of Guelph with a major in Criminal Justice and Public Policy. In her free time, Anne enjoys being active outdoors, reading crime novels, and travelling.
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Mariah Gillard

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Mariah Gillard is a second-year student at Queen’s Faculty of Law. Before law school, she completed her undergraduate degree in Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph. She enjoys being outdoors in nature, spending time with her dog Jimmy, and baking treats to share with friends. Mariah is looking forward to working with clients in our local community as a student case worker at the Queen’s Elder Law Clinic this year. 

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Riddhima Gooptu

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Riddhima Gooptu is a second-year law student at Queen’s University. Prior to law school, Riddhima graduated summa cum laude, with a dual major in Government & Law and Psychology and a minor in Religious Studies from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania (U.S.). She enjoys hiking, cooking and listening to podcasts in her spare time. Riddhima is looking forward to providing meaningful services to clients and working with her peers at the Queen’s Elder Law Clinic.
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Stuart Gordon

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Stuart is entering his third year of studies at Queen’s Law. Prior to entering law school, he worked for the federal government, processing security clearances at Agriculture Canada. Stuart is excited to be a student caseworker at the Queen’s Elder Law Clinic for his final year of law school. He has a keen interest in Wills & Estates and is looking forward to learning more about that area of practice through working with clients and providing assistance.
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Manahil Jawad

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Manahil is a second-year law student at Queen’s University Faculty of Law. Prior to entering law school, she completed her undergraduate degree at Carleton University and pursued graduate studies at Western University. Her educational background is in psychology and health sciences. She is excited to be a student caseworker at QELC in the 2022/23 academic year and to connect with clients. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, travelling and photography.
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Annie Mackinnon

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Annie is a second-year student at Queen’s Law. Before attending law school, Annie completed her undergraduate degree at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish Nova Scotia, where she studied Political Science with a concentration in International Relations. She is very much looking forward to working at the Elder Law Clinic this academic year. In her spare time, Annie enjoys spending time with family and friends, and going to the gym.
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Ryan Ng

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Ryan is a second-year student at Queen’s Law. Prior to attending law school, he completed an undergraduate business degree in Toronto. Ryan is excited to be a part of QELC and looks forward to serving its clients and the community.
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Daniel Simonetti

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Daniel is a second-year student at Queen’s Law. Before entering law school, Daniel graduated from Ontario Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Justice. He enjoys going freshwater fishing, playing volleyball and reading novels. Daniel is extremely excited to be joining the Queen's Elder Law Clinic as a student caseworker.
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Sonya Szabo

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Sonya Szabo is in her second year of law school. She earned an undergrad degree in business administration. She has a background in owning and operating her own businesses, working for non-profit outreach organizations and in education. When she’s not studying law, she runs a local restaurant and spends time with her husband and three young-adult children and earnestly tries to keep her houseplant collection alive. She looks forward to serving her local community as an elder law caseworker this year.
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