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Danielle Bisnar

P.416.964.5535  F.416.964.5895  E. dbisnar@cavalluzzo.com

Assistant: Lauren Allan416.964.1115 Ext. 2254

Danielle's Practice Areas

Education

  • Call to the Bar, 2011
  • Osgoode Hall, J.D.
  • York University, M.A.
  • Dalhousie University, M.A.

Memberships

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers

Accolades

  • Feminist Legal Theory
  • Hallett Entrance Scholarship

Danielle practices in the areas of human rights, administrative and labour law, including professional regulation proceedings.  Danielle has a particular focus on health care and public sector workers. She returned as an Associate in 2011 after summering and articling with the firm, during which time she assisted in McKinnon v. Ontario (Ministry of Correctional Services), a leading human rights case on race discrimination and systemic remedies.

Danielle's written advocacy practice includes preparing submissions for tribunals and courts and providing written opinions to institutional clients on complex questions of law and policy.  In her litigation practice, Danielle regularly appears before labour arbitrators and various administrative tribunals. 

While at Osgoode Hall Law School, Danielle received several academic awards including the Hallett Entrance Scholarship. Prior to law school, Danielle worked with Canadian midwifery regulators to establish a bridging program to facilitate entry of internationally educated midwives into the profession. Danielle's commitment to law as a tool for achieving justice at work and advancing the aims of social movements stems from her experiences as a union member and community organizer with Filipino migrant workers and their families.

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