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Rebecca Meharchand Lawyer

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Rebecca joined the firm as an Associate in 2021 after summering and articling with another prominent union-side labour firm in Toronto. She is dedicated to advancing workers’ rights.

Rebecca obtained her Juris Doctor from Queen’s University Faculty of Law in 2020. While at Queen’s, she worked with several legal clinics, including the Queen’s Prison Law Clinic, where she represented inmates at Collins Bay Institution’s disciplinary court proceedings, prepared parole applications, and worked with clients to file institutional grievances on issues such as visitor rights and excessive use of force. During law school, Rebecca also worked as a student researcher for the Law Commission of Ontario, where she worked on projects related to workers’ rights in the gig economy, algorithmic accountability and due process, and consumer protection in the age of a data-driven world. 

Prior to law school, Rebecca pursued her interest in human rights and feminist activism by completing her Honors Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies and English Literature at Western University. In her final year, she completed her Honors Thesis on power, performativity, and social media, drawing from the works of Michel Foucault and Judith Butler. 

Rebecca has published several academic articles and received international recognition for her work as the 2017 Regional Winner in the Global Undergraduate Awards essay competition in the Social Sciences category. Her most recent publication appeared in the February 2021 issue of the Canadian Class Action Review.

 

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