FADWA K. YEHIA, Associate Lawyer
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Fadwa Yehia is an associate lawyer at Lenkinski Law. She joined the firm in July 2014. She was called to the Bar in 2004 after articling with a full service law firm. She also has a special designation from Osgoode Hall Law School in international, comparative and transnational law.
Fadwa has experience in criminal and immigration law but has focused her practice on family law exclusively since 2006. Her practice in family law centres on child-related issues including complex custody matters, access and mobility disputes, as well as sensitive cases involving the Children’s Aid Society. Fadwa has successfully argued motions and trials in the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice and has also done appeals at the Superior and Divisional Court level. Fadwa provides clients with advice on child and spousal support, property division, marriage contracts, and separation agreements.
Osgoode Hall Law School at York University – LL.B. (2003) – granted a special designation in International, Comparative and Transnational Law
York University – B.A. (Hons.) (2000) – double major in Political Science and Humanities
Fadwa is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association and the Advocate’s Society.
She has previously served on the Board of Directors as Secretary for the Arab Community Centre of Toronto and as Secretary of the Board of Directors for Independent Living Halton, an organization that assists persons with physical disabilities to lead independent lives. She was also Chair of the Fundraising Sub-Committee at the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture in 2014-2015.
She is presently serving as Vice President of the United Nations Association of Canada (Toronto Branch).
Fadwa regularly provides seminars to high school and university students and new immigrants/refugees on various aspects of family law. She also moderates speaking engagements related to pertinent international law issues.
Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture – Moderator
Topics include conflict in Syria and the problem of displaced refugees and more recently, human trafficking in the Sinai Peninsula.
Arab Canadian Lawyers Association – Legal Series Keynote Speaker
Present information to members of the community in respect of family law issues and their relationship with other areas of law including criminal, real estate, estates and immigration.
Osgoode Hall Collaborative Research Team Project – Researcher
Conducted research work in respect of a high profile international human rights case that looked specifically at whether international law in Canada recognizes private causes of action by foreign individuals.