David Westcott is a second-year J.D. student at the University of Ottawa. In his first year, David participated in the Nelligan O'Brien Payne Moot Court Competition and volunteered as an Assistant Editor to the Ottawa Law Review. In addition to his summer position with Remote Law Canada, David is currently working as a Research Assistant to Professors Amy Salyzyn and Jacquelyn Burkell, as well as completing a Public Interest Lawyering Fellowship. Prior to starting law school, David earned a B.A. in Psychology from Queen's University, where he also worked in student affairs as a Residence Don, and Senior Residence Don. Following graduation, David continued as a Community Advisor at the Durham College/Ontario Tech University Residence, and spent four incredible months working as an English teacher in rural France before eventually landing in Ottawa to pursue his dream career as a lawyer. When not working or studying, David enjoys travelling, playing hockey, playing baseball, and following ice dance!
Feriel Latrous is a third-year law student in the dual degree program of Political Science and Juris Doctor at the University of Ottawa. In addition to her summer position with Remote Law Canada, Feriel currently works at the Department of Justice within Public Law and Legislative Services. Prior to law school, Feriel spent many years working for the Government of Canada, in multiple human resources roles at Infrastructure Canada and the Privy Council Office. Feriel is an active member of her school community, and her interest in employment and labour law drew her to join the Employment and Labour Law Student Society. Feriel is also an active member of the Middle Eastern Law Student Society and is involved in the Social, French, and Translation committees. Feriel's keen interest in litigation awarded her second place during her first-year Moot court competition. In her free time, Feriel enjoys staying active by practicing new yoga skills, playing soccer, running, and biking!
Cynthia Naoum is a first-year J.D. student at the University of Ottawa. Fluent in both French and English, Cynthia’s ability to interpret and analyze legal issues in both official languages gives her a distinct advantage. In addition to her summer position with Remote Law Canada, Cynthia is currently working on a directed research project focusing on Defamation Law and Technology. Prior to law school, Cynthia obtained a B.A. in Human Resources Management (HRM). Cynthia’s expertise in HRM has led her to secure multiple roles in Talent Acquisition in the Consumer-Packaged Goods (CPG) industry. Her past experience (and academic choices) have given her solid grounds in strategy and conflict management, as well as organizational development and employment law compliance. Despite Cynthia’s focus on her professional endeavours, she remains active and enjoys coaching fitness classes and high intensity interval trainings.
Surina Bhawnani is a third-year student at Humber College currently completing her B.A. in Paralegal Studies, to soon secure her Paralegal License. Prior to pursuing her Paralegal Studies, Surina studied Criminology, while also working in multiple sales and customer service roles. Surina's passion for Employment Law peaked after discovering the diverse areas of law involved in each file. Surina assists through all stages of the litigation process. In her spare time, Surina enjoys hiking rocky trails, studying courtroom dramas, experiencing international culture through food, and listening to podcasts.