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Best Practices for Representing Marginalized Employment Law Clients – OBA Labour & Employment Law Program

June 9, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Join our expert panel of legal aid clinic practitioners and private bar lawyers as they consider some of the unique ethical challenges, professionalism obligations, and strategic considerations that arise while representing low-income and/or marginalized clients in employment law matters. Learn from our knowledgeable faculty as they contrast their professional experiences working in diverse practice environments and discuss the following:

  • Best practices for determining who is the client and getting instructions when representing a group
  • Implications of choice of forum for clients with limited resources
  • Strategies to provide more effective and accessible legal services to vulnerable litigants
  • Managing client expectations and communicating offers to settle
  • Making referrals and understanding contingency fee arrangements
  • Advocating with an anti-oppression and anti-racism lens
  • Overcoming barriers in day-to-day practice

Register now to gain practical insights and enhance your professional network.


Nadia Zaman, Rudner Law
Richa Sandill, Don Valley Community Legal Services


Nabila Qureshi, Income Security Advocacy Centre
John No, Parkdale Community Legal Services
Saba Khan, Saba Khan Law
Tina Lie, Paliare Roland Barristers


June 9, 2022
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT


OBA Conference Centre
20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5C 2B8 Canada
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