We Welcome Six New Associates to the Firm

We Welcome Six New Associates to the Firm

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that six new associates have joined the firm in our Toronto office.

Abiola Akinyemi received her Juris Doctor from Queen’s University. Prior to law school, she received her Honours Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from York University. In addition to being a student ambassador for the Faculty of Law, Abiola served as the program coordinator and co-commissioner of the Equity and Diversity Committee and received the Faculty of Law Dean’s Council Diversity Award for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Avleen Banwait obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Windsor. Throughout law school, she actively participated in moots and acted as the president of the Women of Colour Legal Alliance of Windsor. Prior to law school, Avleen obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts in political science from Western University.

Brittany Bates received her Juris Doctor from Western University where she graduated on the Dean’s List. During law school, she held the positions of co-chair of the Community Outreach Committee, co-president of the Labour and Employment Law Society, and program manager of the Sport Solution Clinic, where she advocated for Olympic and national-level athletes in resolving sport-related issues.

Kelly Brennan received her Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa, graduating Magna Cum Laude. At the University of Ottawa, Kelly was an avid mooter competing in the Nelligan O’Brien Payne Moot Court Competition, the Fox Intellectual Property Moot, and the Arnup Cup. Prior to law school, Kelly received a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminology and human rights at St. Thomas University.

Rebecca Feldman obtained her Juris Doctor from Western University’s Faculty of Law. While at Western, Rebecca volunteered for Pro Bono Students Canada, worked as a teaching assistant, co-chaired the Student Careers Committee, acted as managing editor for Western Law’s online newspaper and conducted research for the development of a business law textbook. Rebecca also frequently participated in advocacy competitions.

Nicole Nowoselski received her Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto. During law school, Nicole was a caseworker at Downtown Legal Services. She assisted low-income individuals with employment and family matters and represented students at academic appeal hearings. Nicole was also involved in mooting as a competitor and organizer. She competed in the 2021 Honourable Frank W. Callaghan Memorial Moot and was a member of its organization committee in 2022. Nicole was also an editor for the Journal of Law & Equality from 2019–2022.

We wish all of our new associates a warm welcome to the team!