Toronto Student Committee

The Blakes Student Committee seeks to create and develop a fulfilling student program. It is comprised of both associates and partners at the Firm who are involved in creating and developing a comprehensive professional development program, planning and executing social events, and fostering a culture of learning. The Student Committee also acts as a resource for students if they have any concerns or issues. Kari Abrams is the Director, Legal Personnel & Professional Development Employment Counsel. In this role, she is responsible for all aspects of the summer student and articling student programs, including the recruitment, supervision and professional development of summer students and articling students, as well as liaising with law schools. Kari is also an active member of several internal Firm committees, including the Student Committee, the Legal Personnel Committee, the Equity & Diversity Committee and the Pro Bono Committee. Prior to joining Blakes, Kari was a partner in the labour and employment department in the Toronto office of a national law firm where she was also actively involved in the student program as a member of the student committee. Below is a list of the Student Committee members:


2018-2019 Articling Students

NAME LAW SCHOOL
Jory Binder Osgoode
Maggie Carmichael Queen’s
Jennifer Cherniak Western
Psalm Cheung Osgoode
Anna Christiansen Toronto
Samantha Currie Osgoode
Jessie Dewdney Osgoode
Conor Gordon Windsor
Shahrouz Hafez Osgoode
Justin Khorana Toronto
Evan Kirsh Windsor
Charlotte Knutson Western
Brooke Longhurst Toronto
Reema Mahbubani Windsor
Alex Mieszkalski Ottawa
Theodore Milosevic Toronto
Alyssa Moses Queen’s
Brendan Robertson Queen’s
Caroline Sanders Osgoode
Naiara Toker McGill
Jeremy Ungerman-Sears Toronto
Dana Vanthof McGill
Hilary Zarnett Toronto
Ronald Zveiris Toronto

 2019 First Year Summer Students

NAME LAW SCHOOL
Jonathon Asa Toronto
Cameron Baxendale Toronto
Sara Bolourchian Toronto
Braedon Boyd Western
Natalie Chow Toronto
Melissa Earl Dalhousie
Joshua Harriott Osgoode
Katie Healy Western
Cindy Kang Toronto
Andrew McMillan Queen’s
Robert Nanni Toronto
Alana Page Toronto
Lindsay Toth Queen’s
Jacob Webster Toronto

2019 Second Year Summer Students

NAME LAW SCHOOL
Imad Alame Windsor
Ayah Al-Sharari Osgoode
Sayjon Ariyarathnam Osgoode
Mariangela Asturi Toronto
George Boynton Payne McGill
Luiz Brasil Osgoode
Lanchao Chen Toronto
Beverly Cheung Osgoode
Eileen Church Carson Toronto
Harman Dosanjh Osgoode
Kevin Dowse Osgoode
Eric Goneau Ottawa
Ashley Haines Windsor
David Lam Toronto
Natalie LaMarche Ottawa
Catherine MacIsaac Toronto
Mitch MacLean Windsor
Kuljeet Nagra Osgoode
Matthew Prior Toronto
Haley Puah Toronto
Karam Putros Western
Shruti Ramesh Osgoode
Alex Solway Queen’s
Rishi Verma Queen’s
Erika Voaklander Toronto
Rebecca Wieschkowski Dalhousie
Joshua Zung Toronto