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Ashley Schuitema Lawyer



Ashley joined the firm in 2015 after completing a clerkship with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice – Divisional Court. Ashley practices in the areas of labour law on behalf of trade unions and associations, employment law, professional discipline and civil litigation, with a focus on human rights, disability and accommodation, pension and benefits, and insolvency proceedings. She represents clients at labour arbitrations, administrative tribunals, and in civil court.

Ashley received her J.D. from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in 2014. Prior to that, she completed a B.A. (Honours) at the University of Guelph, majoring in Criminal Justice and Public Policy. While at Dalhousie, Ashley was the recipient of the Robert E Bamford Memorial Prize for academic excellence and commitment to the Law School community.

Throughout her studies Ashley was actively involved with the Dalhousie Feminist Legal Association, Pro Bono Students Canada, and the Equity Committee of the Canadian Bar Association (Nova Scotia). As a law student, Ashley spent a semester working at the Dalhousie Legal Aid Service, a legal clinic representing clients in the areas of criminal, family, and administrative law. In 2012, she participated in the Mathews, Dinsdale National Labour Arbitration Competition.

Ashley is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, the Law Union of Ontario and the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers. Ashley is also a former member of the Executive for the OBA Constitutional Civil Liberties and Human Rights Section.

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