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We’re thrilled to announce that each of our 2020-2021 articling students are returning in the fall.

Avery Yandt

Estate Litigation

Why did you choose to practice law?

  • To make a positive impact in peoples’ lives and to have a career where I learn something new every day.

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?

  • Running

Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?

  • I can remember the lyrics to almost any song I listen to more than three times. Sadly, I am incapable of carrying a tune.

Name three words that you describe you:

  • Driven, caring, venturesome

Flashback to when you were 10 years old. What do you want to be when you grow up?

  • An astronaut

Barhilla Jesse-Buadoo

Indigenous LawWho is someone you admire, and why?

  • My father, for his resilience

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?

  • Spending time with close friends or reading

What are some causes you care about?

  • Food security, child literacy, affordable housing

Name three words that you describe you:

  • Curious, discerning, casual

Flashback to when you were 10 years old. What do you want to be when you grow up?

  • I wanted to work in publishing as an editor

Jaimee Rimer

Real Estate and Business LawWhy did you choose to practice law?

  • While an interest in constitutional issues brought me to law school, my love of contract law, work experiences, and several academic, personal, and professional mentors changed my trajectory.

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?

  • I am happiest doing anything outdoors – running, hiking, cycling or skiing!

Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?

  • I love to paint nature scenes – I think some of my paintings are still hanging up at my high school. I have always had an artistic side, but most people do not know that about me.

Name three words that describe you:

  • Empathetic, diligent, and terrible sense of direction.

What did I want to be when I grew up?

  • An artist, author, or scientist (according to a recently discovered list I made around that age).

Maya Fernandez

Labour and Employment LawWhat are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?

  • When I’m not working, I’m happiest outside. I love to canoe and hike in the summer. I also enjoy playing basketball and tennis. In the winter, I love to ski – both downhill and cross country. I am also very happy reading!

What are some causes you care about?

  • I care about organizations working to create a more just and equitable society. In Ottawa, there many incredible organizations doing important work, including Capital Rainbow Refuge and the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society. Outside of work, I volunteer as a tutor with Nunavut Sivuniksavut, which provides post-secondary learning experiences to Inuit youth.

Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?

  • Not sure if it is a skill or a talent, but I am a great Boggle player.

Name three words that you describe you:

  • Conscientious, Consistent, Curious

Flashback to when you were 10 years old. What do you want to be when you grow up?

  • My childhood career dream was to be a zamboni driver!

This content is not intended to provide legal advice or opinion as neither can be given without reference to specific events and situations. © 2021 Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP.

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