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COMMITTEES

Our Committee Members 

YWL’s committees provide valuable support to the Board of Directors and help our social media and annual charity gala run smoothly. Interested in joining a committee? Email us at info@youngwomeninlaw.com.  

Marketing & Communications Committee 

The Marketing & Communication Committee assists the Directors of Marketing & Communication in running YWL’s social media. Committee members manage the organization’s social media profiles, post new and engaging content daily, and promote upcoming events across various platforms.

Elaine Theofilos

Elaine Theofilos is Legal Counsel at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, where she advises on a broad range of corporation commercial and regulatory matters. Before joining OLG, she summered at an online marketing organization where she had the opportunity to work on several financial transactions. Elaine obtained her J.D from University of Ottawa and her Bachelor of Arts from York University. Additionally, prior to her legal career she gained a few years of experience in sales and marketing.

Sonya Joshi 

Sonya Joshi obtained her LLB from the University of Manchester in 2012, and graduated with a B.A. (Hons) in Philosophy and Political Science from McMaster University in 2008. Sonya currently works at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in their litigation and e-discovery group. 

Farrah Rahman 

Farrah Rahman received her LL.B. from the University of Leicester and went on to complete her LL.M. at Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to being called to the Ontario bar in 2016, Farrah articled at a boutique corporate and technology law firm. After working in private practice for one year, Farrah moved in-house and is currently Legal Counsel at Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. In addition to being a Marketing Committee member with Young Women in Law, Farrah is actively involved with the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic.

Rosalind Pyper

Rosalind works as Legal Counsel at Wajax Corporation where her practice focuses on corporate/commerical law  corporate/commercial although it touches on many other areas of law including litigation and intellectual property. She was a member of an organization which raised money for a sports facility which runs and supports programs for at-risk youth. In her spare time, Rosalind plays volleyball, attempts to improve her golf swing and participates in charity running events. 


Events Committee  

The Events Committee assists the Directors of Events and Sponsorship in running YWL’s annual charity gala. Committee members coordinate with sponsors, organize silent auction and swag bag donations, and provide day-of support.

Anisa Arra 


Anisa Arra received her J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2016. She articled in insurance defence and then started Arra Law Firm, a boutique firm where she practices civil litigation, business law, and real estate law. Concurrently, Anisa is the president of Albanian Canadian Lawyers Association, an organization she co-founded, and serves on the Young Advocates Standing Committee of the Advocates’ Society. Anisa is also an advisor with the Sick Kids Foundation and St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation. In 2019, Anisa taught a course on the Canadian Charter as an adjunct professor at Humber College. Prior to that she taught high and middle school students advocacy skills in preparation for an OJEN mock trial.

Felicity Sattan

Felicity is an Associate at Jaskot Willer Gill LLP and practices exclusively in the area of family law. After receiving her undergraduate degree at the University of Western Ontario, Felicity obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. Felicity articled with a well-established family law office in Toronto before joining Jaskot Willer Gill. Felicity is a member of the Hamilton Law Association’s Family Law Subcommittee. She is also a Program Coordinator with the Halton County Law Association’s continuing legal education series. Felicity is a lifelong resident of Hamilton and is actively involved in the community. She enjoys volunteering as a mentor to university students.

Hilary Henley 

Hilary Henley is Assistant Corporate Counsel with The Regional Municipality of Halton. Hilary provides support to the Region’s Public Works and Energy, Fleet & Facilities Departments, primarily advising on construction matters. Prior to joining Halton Region, Hilary worked on the property acquisition portion of the City of Hamilton Light Rail Transit Project and articled at the City of Sault Ste. Marie where she was exposed to many different areas of municipal law. Hilary completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Relations at Western University in 2014 and obtained her law degree from the University of Windsor in 2017. During law school, Hilary was actively involved in the Windsor Law community, volunteering at the legal clinics and serving as Vice President Operations of the Students’ Law Society.

Leah Burlock 

Leah Burlock is an associate at Thomas Gold Pettingill LLP, where her practice focuses on the defence of tort claims and statutory accident benefits. Prior to joining the firm, Leah summered and articled at a boutique litigation firm in Toronto. Leah earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of Western Ontario and obtained her J.D. from the University of Windsor. While at law school, Leah served as a Business Associate for the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues and was the Head Chair of Windsor Law’s ‘AskLaw’ Committee.

Olivia Danylchuk

Olivia Danylchuk is an articling student at McCague Borlack LLP. Olivia graduated with her Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa. Prior to attending law school, Olivia graduated from York University with a Masters of Arts in Humanities. Before her Masters, Olivia graduated from the University of Surrey in the UK with a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre. Prior to attending law school, Olivia worked in the entertainment industry as an actor and as a casting assistant for an Emmy award-winning casting director. After her first year of law school, Olivia worked as a legal intern at one of Canada's most prominent production houses. At law school, Olivia also co-produced and stared in several law school musicals including "Mamma Mia!" and "Grease".

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