Maya Borooah (currently on maternity leave) is an associate at Henein Hutchison Robitaille LLP, where her practice focuses on criminal and regulatory litigation, as well as internal investigations. She has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, as well as before the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights.
Prior to joining Henein Hutchison Robitaille LLP, Maya clerked for the Alberta Court of Appeal, and articled at a top labour and civil litigation firm in Toronto. Maya received her JD from the University of Ottawa, where she graduated second in the English Common Law class and received a number of distinctions, including the Osgoode Society Prize for Canadian Legal History, and the BLG Professional Excellence Award. While at law school, Maya was a division leader in the Criminal Division of the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic, where she represented low income clients in a variety of criminal matters. As a BLG Research Fellow, Maya supported the development of international guidelines regarding the exclusion of refugees on the basis of international criminal conduct, and worked on a number of interventions at the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers.
Prior to attending law school, Maya worked as a criminal law and victim services Policy Analyst at the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General. She has a Bachelor of Arts and Science (Honours) from McMaster University, and Master of Arts in Political Science from York University.
Maya grew up in Toronto, and is currently a member of Criminal Lawyers’ Association and The Advocates’ Society. She has also volunteered as a Regional Advocate for the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies.
Called to the Ontario bar in 2016 (eligible in 2015)