MEET THE FJC TEAM
Sarah is passionate about using her legal knowledge to help others access our complicated legal system and has participated in a variety of pro bono initiatives throughout her legal education. She strives to empower those involved in family law disputes to meaningfully participate with the legal system as they make important decisions for their family. Sarah is a J.D. Candidate at Queen’s University Faculty of Law. Before law school, she received her Combined Honours Bachelor of Arts & Sciences and English & Cultural Studies from McMaster University.
In her free time, you can find her curled up with a good book, watching Formula 1 race highlights, or trying out a new recipe.
Shannon Ray is a student caseworker with the Family Justice Centre. She is passionate about helping families access and navigate the justice system. Prior to attending law school at Western University, Shannon worked as a legal assistant in family law and as an assistant with other non-profit organizations. She completed her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Guelph in Environmental Science.
In her free time, Shannon loves to read, spend time with friends and get creative through beading and painting.
Suzie De Luca
University of Ottawa
Suzie De Luca (she/her) is a third-year law student at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law. She completed her B.A. double honours degree in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Manitoba. She also holds a master’s degree in Political Science from the University of British Columbia.
During her undergraduate studies, she attended the 59th Commission on the Status of Women at the UN and co-founded I-TRAN, a nongovernmental organization that assists Tamil refugees. While in law school, she worked for the Community Legal Services of Ottawa, served as Assistant Editor for the Ottawa Law Review, and was a representative for the University of Ottawa’s Association of Women and the Law. In 2021-2022, she was a Program Coordinator with PBSC and recruited several new projects that promote access to justice. She is looking forward to continuing her work with PBSC at the Family Justice Centre.
University of Toronto
Hira is invested in improving access to justice for people navigating the family law system. She will be starting her third year as a law student at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law this fall. She holds an Honours Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology and Human Biology from the University of Toronto.
Hira became passionate about family law while working as a student caseworker in the family law division of Downtown Legal Services (University of Toronto's Legal Clinic) over the past year. Hira enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with family.
Osgoode Hall Law School
Victoria Lunetta is a J.D candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. She completed an Honours Bachelors of Arts from the University of Toronto majoring in political science and double minoring in women/gender studies and music history/culture. As a law student and a feminist, Victoria intends on dedicating her legal career towards characterizing access to justice as a necessity rather than a privilege. At Osgoode, Victoria previously held a PBSC placement with the Durham Community Legal Clinic- Family Law Triage where she worked closely with the clinic’s family law mediator and furthered her comfortability in applying intersectional analyses of thought.
When she is not studying law, Victoria enjoys traveling, spending time with family and playing her guitars.
University of Windsor
Abigail is passionate about working with families, especially those navigating complicated systems. Abigail is a second-year student in the combined Master of Social Work/Juris Doctor program at the University of Windsor. Prior to law school, Abigail completed a Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Manitoba then worked as a social worker in Saskatchewan and Alberta with families involved in the child welfare system.
In her free time Abigail enjoys travelling to new places, playing board games, and walking her dog.
Bora Laskin Faculty of Law
Yelda Nuri is a student caseworker with the Family Justice Centre. She is an avid advocate for increasing access to justice in Canada. She is currently a second-year law student at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law. Yelda has completed her Honors Bachelor of Arts (HBA) in Politics and Governance. Yelda worked as a law clerk at a civil litigation firm following her undergraduate degree.
Yelda is an active member within the Toronto-Afghan community and is fluent in Farsi/Dari. She spends her spare time advocating for women, children and refugees’ rights. Yelda’s hobbies include playing chess, ballroom dancing, and collecting records.
Lincoln Alexander School of Law
Jessica Barbosa is a J.D. candidate at the Lincoln Alexander Faculty of Law. She completed a Bachelors and a Masters Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy at the University of Guelph.
This summer is Jessica’s second term with the Family Justice Centre as a Student Caseworker. Jessica is passionate about pursuing her legal career to help people in her community in meaningful and positive ways and she is eager to provide meaningful services to more clients this summer.