The CHBA is very proud to endorse Caryma Sa’d for Bencher in the Law Society of Ontario’s 2019 Bencher Election. (Voting opens mid-April 2019 and ends on April 30, 2019).
Caryma articled at a top-tier Bay Street litigation boutique where she had the opportunity to work under the direct tutelage of some of Canada’s leading litigators. She was selected for a secondment to one of the Big Five banks. An alumna of the University of Ottawa, she received her Juris Doctor with honours while working towards the Master’s of International Affairs at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.
Caryma currently practices primarily in the areas of criminal and landlord/tenant law, with a budding portfolio of cannabis cases. Her clientele is diverse in every sense of the word. She regularly appears at the Landlord and Tenant Board, Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice, and Divisional Court.
She is running for Bencher because she wants to serve her community. Some of the key issues that she believes should be addressed at Convocation include:
▪ Addressing barriers to entry and practice, such as the cost of legal education and licensing;
▪ Enhancing access to justice through strategic support for recent calls and solo/small firms;
▪ Promoting equality, diversity and inclusion within the profession;
▪ Improving mental wellness within the justice sector; and
▪ Supporting innovative ways to serve clients, including the unbundled delivery of legal services.
Caryma is frequently called upon by the media as a trusted source for their news stories. Her cases and legal commentary have been featured by local, national, and international media outlets including Associated Press, BNN Bloomberg, Canadian Press, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canadian Lawyer, CityNews Toronto, CP24, CTV Television Network, Global Toronto, Globe and Mail, GrowthOp, Huffington Post, Law Times, Lawyer’s Daily, Ming Pao, NOW Magazine, Sing Tao, StarMetro Vancouver, Toronto Star, VICE News, Winnipeg Free Press, and Zoomer Report.
For more information about the Law Society of Ontario’s 2019 Bencher Election, please visit: https://lso.ca/about-lso/governance/bencher-election-2019