Job Title:Associate
Employer: SkyLaw Professional Corporation
Grad Year:2006
Major(s):Law (BA)

What makes you a good mentor?

Only in recent years have I benefited from the presence of a mentor. This relationship has helped me navigate the intricacies of the workforce post secondary education. Having experienced the tangible benefits of this relationship, I look forward to sharing my own knowledge and experience with a student or recent graduate.

About Nina Lavoie

Nina holds a Juris Doctor of Law from Queen’s University. She also obtained a Civil Law Licence (LL.L), cum laude, from the University of Ottawa. Prior to law school, Nina obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Law with a concentration in Business Law from Carleton University.

Nina is an Associate with SkyLaw Professional Corporation a boutique corporate and securities law firm. In 2016, Nina completed her articles with Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP and was called to the Ontario Bar. In 2014-2015, Nina assumed a role in-house with Gildan Activewear’s legal department in Montreal, where she worked closely with the General Counsel and with the Board of Directors. During the summers of 2012-2014, Nina worked as a Law Student in the Montreal office of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP. From 2011 to 2013, Nina worked as a Research Assistant for the Supreme Court of Canada. She also previously worked as a Junior Administrator and Analyst for Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, and for seven years with Scotiabank as a Consultant for the Business Service Centre as well as a primary negotiator for high-risk accounts.

Nina is currently volunteering as an Alumni Mentor for Carleton University and Lawyers Feed the Hungry. In the past, she has done volunteer work with Pro Bono Canada, Lawyers Without Borders Canada, Amnesty International, the YWCA and the United Way.

Nina enjoys travelling, cooking, surfing, yoga and running. She is fluent in French and English and is currently studying Spanish.