Derek Cannon

Administrative Assistant, Queen's Elder Law, Family Law and Business Law Clinics

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.

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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.

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Andrea Chiu

Student Caseworker

Andrea Chiu is a second-year law student at Queen’s University. In addition to working as a Student Caseworker at QELC, she is on the executive team of Queen’s Venture Law Society and a volunteer for Pro Bono Students Canada. She graduated from Western University in 2019 and holds a Honors Business Administration Degree from Ivey Business School.

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Allysa Ciancio

Student Caseworker

Allysa Ciancio is a second-year law student at Queen’s Faculty of Law. Prior to her time at Queen’s, Allysa obtained a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto where her research focused on quality of life in the provision of end-of-life care. Allysa also obtained her personal support worker certificate at George Brown College and enjoyed working as a PSW in a long-term care facility this past summer. She looks forward to drawing on her experiences working with elderly clients to serve the Kingston community.

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Connor Duprey

Student Caseworker

Connor is a third-year law student at Queen's University. He is a Student Caseworker for the Queen's Elder Law Clinic, and the Vice-President of the Queen’s Environmental Law Club.

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Melanie Fishbein

Student Caseworker

Melanie is a second-year law student at Queen's University. She is a Student Caseworker for the Queen's Elder Law Clinic, and an executive member of the Queen's Women and the Law club for the 2020-2021 academic year. Prior to attending law school, Melanie graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in North American Studies, and minoring in International Development. Melanie is an avid traveller, with a passion for volunteering, and learning about cross-cultural interactions.

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Sara Franklin-White

Student Caseworker

Sara Franklin-White is a second-year student at Queen’s Law. In addition to working as a Student Caseworker for the Queen’s Elder Law Clinic, she is the VP of Marketing/Social for Queen’s Sports and Entertainment Law Society and is on the executive board for Queen’s Health Law Association. Sara received a Bachelor of Health Sciences from Western University, then went on to complete a Master of Science in Global Health from McMaster.

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Wayne Fryer

Student Caseworker

Wayne is a third-year law student at Queen's University. Prior to law school, Wayne obtained an undergraduate degree in Law and Sociology from Carleton University. In addition to being a student caseworker, he currently serves as a student volunteer at Pro Bono Students Canada. Originally from Cobourg, Wayne is excited to have the opportunity to assist clients in Kingston and across southeastern Ontario.

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Sean Kissick

Student Caseworker

Sean is a third-year student at Queen’s Law. Prior to his time at Queen’s, Sean obtained an undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University of Ottawa. A Kingston native, Sean is excited about providing elder law services to the community.

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Ryan Mccabe

Student Caseworker

Ryan McCabe is a third-year law student at Queen's University, Faculty of Law. In addition to working with the Elder Law Clinic, Ryan is also a captain of the law school's hockey team and co-chair of its Corporate Law Club. Prior to attending Queens, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Western University. In his spare time, Ryan likes to read, golf, and hang out with friends.

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Alexandra Nesterova

Student Caseworker

Sasha (Alexandra) is a 2L student at Queen’s Law. Before coming to law school she graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and worked in a sales role for a year. This year, in addition to her work at the QELC, Sasha was elected to serve as a student member-at-large at the Business Law Section Executive Committee of the Ontario Bar Association and will be volunteering for the Pro Bono Students Canada.

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Austin Pammett

Student Caseworker

Austin is a second-year law student at Queen’s University. In addition to being a caseworker for the Queen’s Elder Law Clinic, he is the Co-President of the Queen’s Technology Law Club. Prior to attending law school, he graduated from Western University with an Honours Specialization in Psychology.  

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Milan Singh-Cheema

Student Caseworker

Milan Singh-Cheema is a second-year law student at Queen’s University. In addition to working as a Student Caseworker at QELC, Milan is  Co-editor and Chief of the Canadian Journal of Commercial Arbitration. Prior to his time at Queen's, Milan studied International Development and Economics at McGill University. 

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Megan Zanette

Student Caseworker

Megan is a second-year law student, at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law. Prior to her time at Queen’s, Megan obtained an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration, with a specialization in Organizational Studies, from York University.

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