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Tina Hessami was called to the bar in 2015 after finishing her articles at the Ministry of the Attorney General, Crown Law Office – Civil. Tina has a JD from the University of Windsor Law, a Bachelors in Health Science from McMaster University, and a Masters in Management and Innovation from University of Toronto. Her focus is on civil litigation with special interest in the areas of Human Rights Law, Labour & Employment and Personal Injury. As an Iranian-Canadian woman in Law she is actively engaged in social justice, women’s rights, international law and enhancing the local community. During her academic career she was the first year representative of the Women’s Legal Education Fund in 2011 and participated in a law school “Break the Silence” event, which focused on issues of sexual assault against women in 2014. She was awarded the Bruce and Nancy Social Justice Fellowship in Governance and Democracy in 2012. As the recipient of this fellowship Tina spent the summer of 2012 in London, England where she research Human Rights issues within Turkey and Iran, with particular focus on Kurdish Populations. She cumulated her research into a paper on property rights and forced migration of Kurdish populations in Iraq, which she presented at the 7th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced migration Studies in Montréal, Quebéc. Tina received a scholarship from the Iranian Women’s Organization of Ontario in 2014 for her contributions in human rights and the community. Tina has been a member of the ICLP since 2013 and is currently on the ICLP board of directors.