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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Zahra Attir

Caseworker

Zahra Attir is a third year law student at Queen's University. She is passionate about public service and is excited to serve seniors at the Queen's Elder Law Clinic. Zahra holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Criminology from the University of Toronto.

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David Bannerman

Caseworker

David Bannerman is a second-year student at Queen's Faculty of Law. Prior to law school, David completed his Bachelor of Arts at Queen's in the Economics program, and he is excited to continue to give back to the Kingston community.

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Taryn Begin

Caseworker

Taryn Bégin is a third year student who began her work as a student caseworker at QELC in the fall of 2019. Taryn is very excited to work with clients and learn more about the various aspects of Elder Law. In her spare time, Taryn is kept constantly on her toes by her two young kids and one old dog.

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Shira Crawley

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Shira Crawley is a second-year law student at Queen’s University, who previously completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa. Shira has volunteered with the Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal, and is currently an executive member of the Queen’s Health Law Association.

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Breanna Goss

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Breanna is a third-year law student at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law, where she is an executive of the Disability and Mental Health Law Club. During her first-year summer, she was a Civil Mental Health Litigation Student at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. During her second-year summer, she was a litigation student at Borden Ladner Gervais in Toronto.

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Katherine Holden

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Katherine is a second year student at Queen’s Law. Having also completed her undergraduate degree at Queen’s, Katherine has enjoyed living, working and volunteering within the Kingston community for nearly six years. In her spare time Katherine enjoys cooking and chasing down the city’s best cup of coffee.

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Tearney Johnston-Jones

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Tearney is a third-year law student at Queen’s University and is delighted to be working as a Student Caseworker for the Queen’s Elder Law Clinic during her last year of studies.

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Sarah MacDonald

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Sarah is a third-year law student at Queen’s Law, originally from the Toronto area. After taking courses in Health Law and Mental Health Law, and her involvement with the Disability and Mental Health Law club, Sarah has developed a passion for the world of health law and helping others.

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Alexander McPherson

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Alexander McPherson is a third-year law student who began his work as a student caseworker at QELC in 2019. Alex credits his grandparents for inspiring and encouraging his studies and sparking his interest in elder law issues.

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Leo Rebello

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Leo Rebello is a second-year law student and will be participating as a student caseworker at QELC during the academic school year from September 2019 to April 2020. Leo is excited to be involved with QELC, as he thoroughly enjoys interacting with the elderly community, and plans to conduct his future practice in wills and estates.

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Iris Selimi

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Iris is a second-year student at Queen’s Law. Prior to attending law school, she earned a Bachelor of Health Sciences from Western University and a Master of Public Administration from Queen’s University.

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Shane Sukerman

Caseworker

Shane is a second-year law student at Queen's Law who is dedicated to advancing human rights and equity issues through the law.

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Ben Westerterp

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Ben is a second-year law student at Queen’s University. Prior to joining the Elder Law Clinic, he provided drop-in legal advice at a separate clinic in downtown Vancouver. During the brief spare time that he has, Ben enjoys playing hockey and catching the odd the Frontenacs game.

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Carly Williams

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Carly is a second-year Queen’s Law student. Carly studied sociology at Western University in her undergraduate degree, where she completed an independent study on how older adults perceive technology and how they use it to connect with their social networks. A born and raised Calgarian, Carly enjoys skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer.

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Brittany Wong

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Brittany is a second-year law student at Queen’s Law. With a passion to help others and always having the desire to seek out experiences where she could positively affect change, Brittany is excited about the opportunity to be a Student Caseworker at the Queen’s Elder Law Clinic this year.

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Vanessa Yee

Caseworker

Vanessa is a third-year student at Queen’s University, Faculty of Law. Prior to law school, she obtained her Bachelor of Commerce from the university’s Smith School of Business where she doubled as a piano performance student at the Faculty of Music. Having recently completed her summer articles in her hometown of Vancouver, Vanessa is delighted to join the Queen’s Elder Law team in serving the Kingston community as a student caseworker.

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