Christine O'Doherty, Lawyer
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Christine O’Doherty has been CIAJ’s Executive Director since 2017. A bilingual lawyer experienced in professional, labour and commercial law, she has contributed to developing and implementing effective government relations and public affairs strategies for a number of major organizations. Ms. O’Doherty has taught at the Faculté de pharmacie de l’Université de Montréal for 14 years, where she was responsible for the implementation of the soft skills curriculum for graduate and undergraduate students. In her spare time she writes fiction.
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Isabelle enjoys developing creative communication strategies and building bridges between people. Her work at CIAJ includes strategic planning, writing and translating various texts, creating brochures and designing visuals, and managing all web and social media content. Isabelle graduated from the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal. A language lover, she also holds a certificate in translation and a graduate certificate in legal translation from McGill University.
Nathan Afilalo, Lawyer
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Nathan is a graduate of McGill’s BCL/LLB program and was CIAJ’s first articling student. Trained in both Civil and Common Law, he has been called to the Ontario Bar in 2020 and is now preparing for the Quebec Bar exam. He has clerked at the Montreal Municipal Court, as well as involved himself in Montreal-based access to justice organizations such as The Mile End Legal Clinic and the Centre for Research-Action and Race Relations. At CIAJ Nathan conducts legal research on our national discussions on key issues, pens reports and helps develop CIAJ initiatives.
Project Manager of Multidisciplinary Programs
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Mary is the project manager of CIAJ's multidisciplinary programs. As such, she makes sure that everything runs smoothly, and everyone is well taken care of. She holds a Bachelors in Sociology and a Bachelors in Child Studies from Concordia University. She enjoys solving puzzles, getting caught up on reading her pile of books. One of the things on her to do list is travel to Australia and New Zealand.
Vicki Gondek, CMP
Project Manager of Judicial Programs
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Vicki is a project manager of all the judicial programs at CIAJ since 2014. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Concordia University, an Event Planning Certificate from LaSalle College and as of May 2017, she became a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP). When Vicki isn’t planning CIAJ events throughout Canada, she likes to cook and spend time in the great outdoors biking around Montreal.
Pauline is a French recent graduate who works for CIAJ from France. She obtained a Bachelor's degree in Economic and Social Administration, specialized in Human Resources from the IAE School of Management (Nancy, France) and a Master's degree in European and International Studies, specialized in International Public Relations (communication) from the Centre Européen Universitaire (Nancy, France). In her free time, Pauline enjoys listening to music, cooking, watching TV series and reading. In the future, she would like to move to Canada.