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.
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.
President & Co-Founder
Kim is lawyer and principal of Gale Law (galelaw.ca) practicing estate litigation in Toronto. 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 lawformillennials.com.
Stacy is an American lawyer and graduate of The George Washington University Law School.
Stacy wrote the NCA exams and received her Certificate of Qualification while working full-time as a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society of DC. She moved to Toronto in late 2018 was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2019.
Stacy is a seasoned civil litigator with a passion for legal clinic work. She has represented domestic violence survivors in family law matters and low-income consumers in debt collection matters. Stacy regularly appeared in D.C. Superior Court, and delivered oral argument before a three-judge panel of the D.C. Court of Appeals.
Gabriella Schneider is a recent law graduate from the University of Southampton, England and currently working at a Family Law Firm in downtown Toronto. During her time in Law School she volunteered at the Legal Tech Clinic and worked on programming AI to analyze assured short-hold tenancy agreements.
Before attending law school Gabriella completed her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology at the University of Western Ontario. At Western University, Gabriella was the VP of Communications of Crafting for Cure and the Scientific Research Society and a member of the Western Hunter/Jumper IHSA team.
Samantha Del Frate
Vice President & Co-Founder
Samantha is a soon-to-be articling student in Toronto and an LL.B graduate from the University of Glasgow.
During law school, Samantha worked with the litigation department of a top-ranked UK firm and the only Scottish member of the International Lawyers Network. She also held the position of CPD Seminar Organizer at The Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow.
As part of the Unaccompanied Minors Project, Samantha acts as a designated representative on behalf of unaccompanied minors seeking refugee status in Canada.
Samantha's intention is that NCA Network will bring greater resources and mentorship opportunities to NCA candidates and internationally trained lawyers, and promote diversity in the legal profession.
Matt McEnery is a recent law graduate from the University of Southampton, England and currently is an LL.M Student in Canadian Common Law at Osgoode Hall.
Formerly from Ottawa, Matt is completing his NCA requirements through his LL.M and working as a law student at Gale Law.
Before attending law school Matt completed his undergraduate degree in history and ran a ski film company. He continues to write magazine articles on the sport for SBC Skier Magazine.
Sam A. is a law graduate from the University of Sussex in Brighton, England.
Originally from Calgary, Sam is sitting her accreditation exams in Toronto while working for a Civil Litigation Bay street firm.
Prior to law school, Sam worked as a family law legal assistant and lead the marketing team for Calgary’s top TED event, TEDxYYC, and Connecting Environmental Professionals.