Nicole Chrolavicius is counsel to Pooranlaw. She is an experienced litigation lawyer specializing in human rights, employment, and administrative law. She has acted for clients across various contexts including before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the Ontario Superior Court and the Divisional Court (Ontario).
Nicole completed her LL.B. at the University of Western Ontario where she was named Valedictorian and graduated with distinction in 2000. She was the recipient of numerous academic awards including an award for the highest standing in the first year of the LL.B. program and a Faculty Association scholarship in law. After graduation, Nicole clerked for the Honourable Mr. Justice Major of the Supreme Court of Canada. Following the clerkship, Nicole took a position as a general litigation lawyer in a large Canadian law firm. She left to pursue graduate studies abroad and obtained her B.C.L. degree from Oxford University in 2004 with a specialization in human rights and legal philosophy. In London, England from 2004 – 2006, she ran the charity arm of one of the U.K.’s leading human rights organizations, providing free legal advice to members of the public and winning an award for coordinating the Pro Bono Activity of the Year.
She also co-authored a book on privacy law in the U.K. entitled Blackstone’s Guide to the Identity Cards Act 2006, published by Oxford University Press.