A great law firm needs great staff, and at AKM Law our team is focused on exceptional legal guidance, excellent client relations and customized service.
Daisy obtained her Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School in June of 2018. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto where she specialized in Philosophy and Gender Studies. Informed by social justice theory, Daisy made the decision to attend law school in hopes of bringing about positive social change.
During law school, Daisy was a Caseworker for Parkdale Community Legal Services' Immigration Division where she assisted clients with immigration files and helped to organize community advocacy efforts.
Additionally, she worked in conjunction with Dr. Hilary Evans Cameron on researching and preparing guidelines that addressed for the first time the use of social science evidence in refugee hearings for the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.
After law school, Daisy completed her articles with Patricia Wells Immigration Lawyers. Daisy is fluent in English and Mandarin and enjoys rock climbing in her spare time.
Additionally, Yali graduated from the Paralegal program at Sheridan College with High Honours and was awarded the Dan Shibata Memorial Award. This award is presented to a student who exemplifies the qualities of Dan Shibata: commitment to learning, integrity, professionalism, a desire to help others, a positive outlook and cheery disposition. Aside from these qualities, Yali has also 10 years in the retail industry that has allowed her to effectively create a rapport with clients. She utilizes these skills on a daily basis to aid our Lawyers and clients in order to achieve a desirable outcome.
Yali completed her field placement in the area of immigration law at AKM Law and has continued to pursue her goal of helping those struggling with Canadian immigration laws as a Law Clerk at our firm. With more than six years of legal instruction, Yali has developed and honed her love of aiding those who find themselves in need of legal assistance. No matter how complex or difficult the challenge, Yali has always and will continue to put forth her best efforts.
As an individual who immigrated to Canada at a young age, she understands the needs and struggles of those who recently came to Canada or have wishes to come to Canada.
Katrina Braga is a Case Worker and Office Administrator at AKM Law. She initially joined AKM Law in 2019 as a placement student and has continued with us. She is an essential member of our team as she provides the lawyers in our firm with reliable, efficient, and solid assistance in client matters.
Our clients are often faced with a variety of difficult, emotional, and complex immigration needs. Katrina has the legal skills and knowledge to assist our lawyers with these situations as she graduated from the Paralegal program at Sheridan College. In addition Katrina has three years of customer service skills which has allowed her to effectively communicate, listen and understand the complex needs of our clients.
Katrina is highly driven and motivated when she sets a goal for herself. While in high school, Katrina envisioned herself as an entrepreneur in the clothing business. With her motivation she set out with fellow classmates to co-found a small clothing company which was a successful endeavor. Katrina has since moved onto pursing her interest in immigration law and has continued to put that dedication into pursuing the best outcome for our clients.
Megan Langhorne, B.A., JD is an articling student at AKM Law. Megan graduated from Queen's Law in 2021. She attended St. Francis Xavier for her undergraduate degree where she majored in Political Science and International Development. After travelling to Ghana to work with a community facing a natural resource conflict and learning about the human rights violations they were experiencing, Megan was inspired to go to law school to help people realize their rights.
During law school, Megan volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada, where she collaborated in writing informational materials on the rights of students with learning disabilities. Megan also took part in the Queen's Legal Aid clinic, where she represented a client in a Criminal Injuries Compensation Board claim. She also completed an internship with the Canadian Red Cross where she worked on various projects related to International Humanitarian Law, which sparked her interest in immigration law.
Last summer, Megan complemented her social justice focus by working with an Indigenous band council through the Debwewin Summer Law Student Program on a research project to strengthen and enforce the band's bylaws.
In her spare time, Megan enjoys outdoor activities such as skiing and canoeing.
Megan is driven by her passion for social justice and is excited to pursue a career in immigration law.
Romina Hallan is a summer law student at AKM Law. Romina has recently completed her second year of law school in the Dual J.D. program at the University of Windsor and the University of Detroit Mercy. She graduated from York University in 2018 with an Honours B.A. in Criminology. Romina solidified her decision to attend law school after learning about legal inequities between genders, issues in policing, and criminal justice reform.
Romina took part in the Windsor chapter of L.E.A.F. as a 1L Dual Rep and also contributed to the development of the first human rights student club at UWindsor. Romina has also been voted as Co-President for the Women and the Law Club for 2021-2022. At Detroit Mercy, Romina took part in the Family Law Clinic, where she assisted clients with legal documents pertaining to issues such as child support, divorce, and child custody.
In her spare time, Romina enjoys vinyl collecting, reading, and photography.
With a fresh understanding of Canadian immigration and refugee law, Romina is motivated to apply her knowledge in the field and get started in pursuing a career that intersects immigration and family law.