The student team at Whitelaw Twining is motivated and dynamic. Meet these talented professionals as they take early steps in their legal careers.

Caitlenn Bull, Summer Student

Caitlenn is currently pursuing her JD at the University of Victoria. Throughout law school, Caitlenn has volunteered with a legal aid society out of Hazelton, BC, through Pro Bono Students Canada. Being born and raised in Prince Rupert, BC, she enjoys giving back to her Northern community through volunteer work. She earned her Bachelor of Arts with distinction from the University of Victoria.

Prior to attending law school, Caitlenn completed an Enriched Diploma in Performing Arts from the Canadian College of Performing Arts. Upon completing her diploma, she worked as a choreographer and set designer in Victoria before deciding to go back to school to pursue law. She finds many overlaps between her performing arts training and the practice of law, and looks forward to using these skills in practice.

Caitlenn is excited to join the Whitelaw Twining team and is eager to gain practical legal skills and advocacy experience.

In her spare time, Caitlenn enjoys trying new restaurants and cuisine, hosting pasta-making parties, cuddling with her family dog Mollhi, reading a good book, and spending time with friends and family.

Sarah Jadis, Summer Student

Sarah is currently pursuing her JD at the University of Victoria. Prior to law school, Sarah received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Simon Fraser University, graduating with distinction. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Sarah volunteered with a research lab that assessed risk and resilience factors in youth offenders.

Prior to law school, Sarah worked as an assistant at a family law firm where she gained hands-on, practical legal experience. Since starting law school, Sarah has enjoyed being part of the UVic Law community as co-founder and Vice President of UVic Law’s Access to Justice Club and as a member of the UVic Law intramural volleyball team.

In her spare time, Sarah can be found running along the Seawall, enjoying the Vancouver restaurant scene, attending concerts at the Orpheum or Vogue Theatre, and spending time with friends and family. She looks forward to learning from her colleagues at Whitelaw Twining!

Nicole Korac, Summer Student

Nicole is currently pursuing her JD at Thompson Rivers University. Prior to law school, Nicole received her Bachelor of Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology from the University of British Columbia in 2021.

While completing her bachelor’s degree, Nicole worked as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, allowing her to experience and enjoy working with a wide variety of individuals. Nicole was also involved in her undergraduate student society in various marketing roles and as a mentor for incoming students.

Since beginning law school, Nicole has volunteered with the Law Student Legal Advice Program in Vancouver and has also become involved in various clubs at Thompson Rivers University, including as an executive for the Sports Law Club.

In her spare time, Nicole enjoys taking a variety of fitness classes, watching UFC, travelling, and hanging out with friends and family.

Hannah Breckenridge, Summer Student

Hannah is currently completing her JD at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law. Prior to law school, Hannah received a BA with a major in Political Science and a minor in Economics from Memorial University of Newfoundland. During her undergraduate studies, Hannah was involved in Memorial’s Debate Society and Political Science Society.

Since beginning her studies at Allard, Hannah has prioritized community service through her work as Allard’s Pro Bono Students Canada Program Coordinator. Hannah has also volunteered with the Law Students Legal Advice Program and the Women’s Caucus during her time at Allard. The highlight of her experience at in law school so far has been competing in the Wilson Moot, where the UBC team ranked 2nd nationally.

Outside of law school, Hannah enjoys spin class, reading, and spending time outside by the ocean. She is thrilled to be a part of the WT team this summer. In particular, she looks forward to learning from the highly experienced lawyers and staff at Whitelaw Twining alongside her summer student colleagues.

Tayla Basawa, Summer Student

Tayla is currently pursuing her JD at the University of Calgary. Tayla received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (Honours) from Mount Royal University. She volunteered at various Mount Royal University student events throughout her undergraduate years. She also volunteered as an administrative assistant at another Calgary-based law firm. From this role, she gained experience in personal injury. Tayla enjoys fostering relationships and giving back to her community.

During law school, Tayla volunteered with Student Legal Assistance as a caseworker. She represented low-income clients in various criminal and family matters. From this experience, Tayla strengthened her file and client management skills, attended court, gained advocacy experience, and connected with other legal professionals.

Tayla is delighted to join the Calgary team at WT. She is excited to gain practical experience and skills and to collaborate with her colleagues.

In her spare time, Tayla enjoys shopping, expanding her handbag collection, staying active, exploring new restaurants, and spending quality time with friends and family.

Xaviere Schneider, Summer Student

Xavière joins Whitelaw Twining as a 2023 Summer Articling Student and looks forward to completing her law degree in 2024 at the University of Calgary. Prior to law school, Xavière attended the University of Victoria and received a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in political science.

Throughout her legal education, Xavière has fostered her interest in law through her active involvement with the Pro Bono Students of Canada’s Consent Project. Xavière is further involved with the university’s Small & Regional Firm Society and facilitates opportunities for students to engage with small and regional firms across western Canada. As a Researcher for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Xavière developed a keen interest in arbitration and looks forward to competing with the team next year.

Xavière is looking forward to joining Whitelaw Twining. She is excited to develop her legal expertise and advocacy skills in the firm’s supportive environment.

In her spare time, Xavière enjoys training and competing with her triathlon club, adventuring in the mountains, and spending time with family.

Paul Cavin, Articling Student

Paul graduated from the University of Saskatchewan College of Law in spring 2023. Prior to law school, Paul graduated with distinction from the University of Victoria where he completed his undergraduate degree with a major in history and a minor in economic policy.

During Paul’s undergraduate studies, he enjoyed coaching a middle school boys’ basketball team. During law school, he volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada in conjunction with the Public Legal Education Association. In his third year of law school Paul spent the fall semester studying at the University of Liverpool.

Paul is excited to be returning to Whitelaw Twining where he will continue to learn from his colleagues and further develop his litigation skills.

In his spare time, Paul enjoys playing hockey and soccer as well as finding new spots to go hiking and camping.

Aurora Allison, Articling Student

Aurora graduated from the University of Calgary’s faculty of law in 2023. She first earned her Bachelor of Social Work at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, BC in 2020.

During her undergraduate degree, she spent much of her spare time volunteering with local domestic violence shelters and youth mental health early intervention outreach teams.

While pursuing her law degree, Aurora volunteered as a project leader for Pro Bono Students Canada’s Consent Project. Her role as project leader enabled her to gain important networking skills through working to co-ordinate presentations between high schools’ and law students’ schedules. Aurora also worked as a research assistant at the University of Calgary on an interprofessional virtual gaming simulation targeted at educating law students, social work students, and nursing students on how to respond to domestic violence in their profession.

In her spare time, Aurora enjoys camping, wake surfing, snowboarding, and cheering for her home team – the Edmonton Oilers.

Alycia Nicoll, Summer Student

Alycia is currently pursuing her JD at Western University. Prior to delving into law, Alycia earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Victoria, graduating with distinction, and a Master of Arts in Criminology and Sociolegal studies from the University of Toronto.

Before commencing her legal studies, Alycia gained valuable practical experience in the legal field while working as an assistant at a labour and employment law firm. Within law school, Alycia dedicates her time to volunteering at the Dispute Resolution Centre, where she offers mediation services and provides conflict resolution training to residents of London. Additionally, she contributes her skills to the Health Ethics Law and Policy Lab, offering legal research and editorial support.

In her spare time, Alycia enjoys practicing yoga, exploring new destinations, experimenting with new recipes, and cherishing moments with loved ones.

Reem Saraya, Summer Student

Reem is currently pursuing her JD at the University of Calgary. She completed a Bachelor of Arts at MacEwan University in 2016 and a Master of Arts in Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa in 2019.
Prior to law school, Reem served as a Policy Analyst, focusing on the development of policy and law concerning Indigenous rights and governance. Through this experience, she established valuable skills she is eager to refine and apply in her legal career.
Reem is committed to community engagement and has volunteered extensively over the years, serving as a Youth Court Worker, a Refugee Settlement Worker, a Researcher, and a Social Media Manager for various non-profits. At the University of Calgary, she is President of the Labour and Employment Law Association and leads the Human Rights Project.

Alex Schinkel, Summer Student

Alex is presently pursuing his JD at Thompson Rivers University. Before embarking on his legal studies, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Northern British Columbia, where he garnered both the History Department Award of Excellence and the Morrison History Scholarship. Throughout his undergraduate years, Alex actively participated in the JDC West Debate Team and served as a student representative on the UNBC Senate.

Throughout his time in law school, Alex has remained highly engaged, contributing to the TRU Law Golf Club and the TRU Hockey team. He also took on the role of organizer for the 2023 Hoop-law charity event. Additionally, Alex has showcased his skills in multiple internal negotiation competitions and competes on the TRU Law intramural Volleyball and Soccer teams.

In his spare time, you’ll find Alex water skiing, golfing, playing hockey, exploring new restaurants, and discovering all that Vancouver has to offer.

Ezra Saul, Summer Student

Ezra is currently pursuing his JD at the University of Alberta, having previously earned his Bachelor of Arts in Geography from the University of Victoria in 2020. During his undergraduate years, he gained valuable work experience in golf course maintenance, instilling in him the importance of diligence and precision. In law school, Ezra has actively participated in the Student Legal Services program, the University of Alberta Law intramural hockey team, and a successful moot team. Notably, he was honoured with the Professor Bill Angus Prize in Criminal Law for achieving the highest mark in his Criminal Law class.

In his spare time, Ezra enjoys hockey, golf, squash, cooking with his partner, and cheering on the Canucks during playoff season. He is excited for his articling journey with Whitelaw Twining where he will benefit from the mentorship of the firm’s esteemed lawyers.

Sina Seyed-Ali, Summer Student

Sina is currently pursuing his JD at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Victoria. During his undergraduate studies, Sina served as a teaching assistant and supported students in campus residences as a Residence Advisor.

At UBC, Sina has found great fulfillment in gaining practical legal experience through his volunteer work with the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program and his involvement in an experiential learning initiative at the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic. Additionally, he contributes to the UBC Law Review as a member of the Board of Directors and has worked as a research assistant, delving into subjects such as international taxation and private law jurisprudence.

In his spare time, Sina enjoys playing soccer, practicing meditation, hiking in forests, and cherishing moments with family and friends. He is grateful to be learning from the seasoned lawyers and staff at Whitelaw Twining and eagerly anticipates honing his legal expertise while collaborating with his peers.

Jasman Mangat, Summer Student

Jasman is currently pursuing her JD at Thompson Rivers University. Before embarking on her legal journey, she completed her undergraduate studies at Mount Royal University, majoring in psychology and minoring in business administration.

Throughout her legal studies, Jasman has taken on leadership roles, serving as the co-founder and co-president of TRU’s Legal Networking Club. This club aims to redefine how students approach networking, fostering meaningful connections and redefining networking skills crucial for professional growth. Additionally, Jasman played a pivotal role in launching the TRU Sikh Student Association and continues to contribute as a volunteer social media manager. She also actively supports first-year students by mentoring them as an upper-year student and leading the 1L orientation committee.

In her spare time. Jasman enjoys playing basketball, staying active, and hiking. She shares her passion for sports by watching hockey and basketball games with her friends and family.

Lexie Firkola, Summer Student

Lexie is currently pursuing her JD at the University of British Columbia. Prior to moving to Vancouver, she completed a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan. During her undergraduate studies, Lexie devoted herself to serving as a peer support worker at the Students’ Union Women’s Centre.

Throughout her law school journey, Lexie has actively engaged with the student community. She volunteers with the Law Student Society Wellness Committee and Legal Education Outreach, where she educates high school students on various legal topics. Lexie also participates in Pro Bono Students Canada, conducting research on 2SLGBTQIA+ accessibility to legal services with Qmunity in her 1L year and leading the Consent Project in her 2L year, focusing on educating students about legal consent requirements and online safety. Additionally, she has taken on roles as an orientation volunteer and Legal Buddy for incoming 1L students, and she has contributed to the Law Games Executive Committee, achieving success by bringing home the Moot Cup.

In her spare time, Lexie enjoys going to the beach and exploring to uncover new thrift stores, workout classes, and coffee shops.

Lexie is looking forward to gaining practical legal experience across different fields, forging new connections, and learning from her peers and colleagues at Whitelaw Twining.

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