Jen practices in the areas of pay equity and education law. She joined the firm after clerking for various judges of the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto, where she gained broad experience in administrative, civil, criminal and family law.
Jen has represented clients at the Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal, the Pay Equity Commission, and the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. She is dedicated to securing her clients equal pay for work of equal value. Jen has also represented individuals across the province in relation to investigations by the Children's Aid Society, and is committed to providing her clients with a vigorous defence.
Community involvement has always been important to Jen. Currently, she is an active member of the Equal Pay Coalition, and sits on the Boards of an NGO called Conoser, as well as the Hispanic Ontario Lawyer's Association. Jen also enjoys membership in the Law Union of Ontario, the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), the Toronto Lawyer's Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Canadian Bar Association.
As a law student, Jen demonstrated her strong commitment to social justice by interning at human rights NGO in India and working at an immigration and refugee law firm. She also completed a clinical placement at Parkdale Community Legal Services in the Social Benefits, Violence and Health division, and volunteered at both the HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario and Community Legal Aid Services Program. Through these experiences, Jen represented clients at the Social Benefits Tribunal, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, and the Immigration and Refugee Board.
Prior to law school, Jen received an Honours B.A in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Toronto. During her time there, she co-organized a tutoring program aimed at benefitting Latino Youth, and was the head representative of non-resident students at Trinity College.