NCA Network

Increasing Diversity in the Legal Profession

About Us

Increasing Diversity in the Legal Profession

About Us

Who We Are

We are a group of professionals who studied law internationally. NCA Network is open to all students and lawyers living in Canada who are pursuing or have an international degree and will be based in Toronto, Ontario.

Our Purpose

We aim to promote professional connections with past NCA alumni who now hold successful legal practices and foster meaningful mentor relationships for NCA students.

Meet the Team

This group wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of our team!


Founder of NCA Network/Co-Director/Host of Legally Abroad Podcast

Kim is lawyer and principal of Gale Law ( practicing estate litigation in Toronto. Kim is also a trained mediator with a LL.M. in Dispute Resolution from Osgoode Hall Law School. She studied law at the City, University of London where she founded a networking group for students from Canada. She worked in the UK at an internationally recognized Bay Street firm.
Through her lonely and frustrating experience in the licensing process, she is deeply passionate about fostering a community for international law students in Toronto.
She is also passionate about making law easy to understand in her blog


Co-Director/Host of Legally Abroad Podcast

Samantha earned a Bachelor of Management at the University of Lethbridge (Distinction) and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Sussex University in Brighton, England. Samantha is currently pursuing her Master of Laws, focusing on Business Law, through Osgoode University.
Samantha articled for a top boutique civil litigation firm in Toronto. She realized that her passion lies with Family Law and she returned to her hometown of Calgary to start her family law practice.
Prior to pursuing a career in law, Samantha managed Aboriginal Environmental Training programs for a Calgary based national non-profit for several years.


Founder of NCA Network/Co-Director/Host of Legally Abroad Podcast

Jessica is a Canadian graduate who obtained her degree in Business Management from York University in Toronto, ON and is a 2023 graduate of the Paralegal Education program at Humber College in Toronto, ON. She is currently a Licensed Paralegal with the Law Society of Ontario.
Jessica has been a part of Gale Law since 2020 and assists on all issues related to estates. She also has assisted clients in matters before the Small Claims Court and administrative tribunals.
Outside of Gale Law, Jessica is a co-director and events manager at NCA Network, a diversity and inclusion group based in Toronto, ON. With NCA Network, she aids in hosting a variety of events for students looking for guidance and networking opportunities in the legal field.


Events and Outreach Coordinator

Palak is a dual licensed lawyer (India & Ontario) with over 5 years of experience in Disputes Resolution and Litigation in India and over 1 year of experience in Estate Litigation in Ontario.
She has been registered with the Bar Council of India since 2016 and has completed her L.L.M. from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. Palak was called to the Bar in Ontario in October, 2023.
Palak is also the Outreach and Events Manager with the NCA Network.


Podcast & Event Coordinator


Mentorship Program Manager


Mentorship Program Coordinator

Harsha is an internationally trained lawyer from India. She has a compassionate and empathetic approach in her dealings with her clients. She pursued an LLM in International Business Law from Osgoode Professional Development.
Harsha is aware of the trials and tribulations faced by ITL’s. She genuinely desires to help others like her navigate their path during the lawyer licensing process in Ontario. Therefore, she is committed to spreading awareness and contributing to her ability to help those who are seeking guidance through the NCA Network.


Sponsorship & Podcast Editor

Khayal, a seasoned legal professional, transitioned from a civil law jurisdiction to qualify and practice law in Ontario, Canada, in 2023.
With a robust decade-plus background in in-house legal roles within the oil and gas industry, Khayal now channels expertise into complex infrastructure projects. Having successfully navigated the Ontario licensing process, he is passionate about supporting others on a similar journey. An advocate for sharing insights, he offers valuable tips on licensing, LLM options, articling, bar exams, and the unique challenges faced by new immigrants. Khayal also aims to share practical advice on balancing life responsibilities while pursuing a legal career in a new environment.


Podcast Editor

Bhishm Khanna, an internationally trained lawyer from India, is currently an Articling
Student at Pyzer Criminal Lawyers.
He pursued his foundational legal education at one of India’s premier law schools.
He is currently pursuing Master of Laws (LLM) at Osgoode Hall Law School.
Bhishm has contributed to the legal field through research and publications. He was
recognised as an Honorary Researcher in the ‘Committee for Reforms in Criminal
Laws’, established by the Government of India. This appointment allowed him to drive
positive change and shape the legal landscape.
Bhishm gained experience into the real-world application of the legal principles as a
summer student at Northern Law LLP, Sudbury. As he continues to gain valuable
experience at Pyzer Criminal Lawyers, Bhishm Khanna stands as a dedicated legal
professional poised to make meaningful contributions to the world of criminal law.
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