Our Team

Upashna Ray (Articling Student)

Upashna Ray is an articling student with Michelle Johal Professional Corporation.

Upashna is a recent graduate of the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University. She worked as a student-at-law with Legal Aid Ontario’s Criminal Litigation Services, where she regularly appeared in court for routine matters, conducted research on a variety of topics and Charter issues, and drafted correspondence and trial materials. As a student caseworker for the Lakehead University Community Legal Services, Upashna provided free legal services to vulnerable clients in Northwestern Ontario.

Prior to attending law school, Upashna attended the University of Toronto and obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French as a Second Language. She volunteered as a peer mentor, with the Salvation Army, and at a local soup kitchen throughout her undergraduate degree to give back to the community.

In her spare time, Upashna enjoys true crime documentaries, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Achievements

Michelle is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, an active member of the Criminal Lawyers Association, the Peel Criminal Lawyers Association and the South Asian Bar Association.

She is a frequent lecturer with the Law Society of Ontario Continuing Professional Development program and a destination Continuing Professional Development program. She has also lectured at the Criminal Lawyers Association Conferences, the Ontario Bar Association, and the National Judicial Institute.

In 2019, she was honoured to be given the opportunity to become an instructor as part of the Trial Advocacy course, taught to upper year students at Osgoode Hall Law School. She has also acted as an advisor at Ryerson’s Law Practice Program.

She has authored articles for local news media and has been invited as a guest speaker on a popular local television program. To watch her appearance on the Agenda with Steve Paiken, click here.

Today, Michelle has a proven track record of success. Click here to read more about her recent successes.

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Highlights

  • Member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Criminal Lawyers Association, and the South Asian Bar Association
  • Frequent lecturer with the Law Society of Ontario Continuing Professional Development program
  • Lectured at the Fall Criminal Lawyers Association conference
  • Instructed the Trial Advocacy course taught to upper-year students at Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Acted as an advisor at Ryerson’s Law Practice Program
  • Authored articles for local news media
  • Invited as a guest speaker on a popular local television program, The Agenda, with Steve Paiken

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Our Brampton location is conveniently located beside the Ontario Court of Justice and across from the Peel Regional Police Station. It is located at 2 County Court Blvd, Suite 400. It is a four storey blue office building located next to the Swiss Chalet. There is an abundance of free parking at this location.

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