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.
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.
Lilah "Lily" Vassilenko
Lilah “Lily” Vassilenko is a current law student pursing both her Canadian and American J.D simultaneously through the combined program offered by the University of Windsor and University of Detroit Mercy. She is an active member within her law school, with her being the faculty representative for her cohort on Windsor’s Student Law Society. She is currently completing her first year of law school.
Prior to attending law school, Lily completed her honours undergraduate degree in Psychology at Ryerson University. While at Ryerson University, Lily was a research assistant at the Brain and Early Experience Lab (BEE), a psychology laboratory that focused on infant developmental research through brain-based methods. Here, she completed her thesis and contributed to two academic publications.
Yasaman Anvari graduated with a J.D from the University of California, Hastings College of Law where she participated in Jessup moot court competition and joined Hastings Science and Technology Law Journal. She recently graduated with an LL.M. degree from the University of Toronto. She is licensed in New York and is on her path to become licenced in Ontario and worked in a midsize IP law firm in the U.S., completed her externship with the US Federal Court. She is currently working in a small law firm in Toronto.
Currently, Jessica is working as a legal assistant at Gale Law in Downtown Toronto, which has sparked her interest and passions in the field of law.
During Jessica’s time at York University, she took an active role in leading several teams and organizations, including the York Lions Dance Club, Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS), and participated in the York Lions Dance Energy company team.
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Cathrine Felix is an Indian trained lawyer currently pursuing the NCA exams. She is an LLM Graduate (Corporate and Commercial Laws) from Christ University, India. She has extensive experience as an In-House Legal Counsel for a Multinational logistics company in India. Her expertise includes contracts review and resolving insolvency cases. She also represented clients in complex arbitration disputes involving the Government’s metro rail projects.
During law school, Cathrine had been an active member of the Legal Aid Committee and organized legal awareness programmes for the local communities. As a part of the outreach, she provided support to low-income women entrepreneurs and registered their small-scale business
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.