Shira is an associate at Achkar Law who practices in the areas of labour and employment law and human rights law. She represents both employers and employees in a range of workplace matters, including employment agreements, termination letters, wrongful dismissal and constructive dismissal claims, discrimination and harassment, and more.
Prior to joining Achkar Law, Shira practiced residential real estate and lending at a boutique firm in downtown Toronto. Before her call to the bar in June 2020, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Shira articled at a mid-sized firm in downtown Toronto where she represented clients in Small Claims Court matters and assisted with commercial lending as well as litigation matters.
Shira graduated from Queen’s University Faculty of Law in 2019, where she worked closely with the Dean and senior administration as the Vice President of Academics for the Law Student Society. She participated in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the world’s largest moot court competition, first as a student oralist and later as a student coach. Shira also received her certificate in Public International Law from the Global International Law Program at the Bader International Study Centre in Herstmonceux, England.
When not at work, Shira enjoys watching stand-up comedy, discovering new music, and participating in activities such as rock climbing and skydiving.