Maya Ollek

Associate

Maya Ollek is an Associate at Sugden McFee Roos who brings a sharp intellect, strategic thinking, and a client-focused approach to her civil litigation and administrative law practice. She is an astute and effective advocate for her clients. Maya has appeared as counsel in a wide array of settings, including in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal of British Columbia, before diverse administrative law and professional disciplinary bodies, in mediation, and before the Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia.

Before completing law school, in which she received awards for leadership and academic excellence, Maya spent several years working on human rights policy in conflict and post-conflict settings, including as Canada’s lead policy advisor on human rights and governance in Afghanistan at Global Affairs Canada.

Outside her work, Maya can be found deeply engrossed in cooking adventures, out in the woods, on her bike, and volunteering in her community.

  • Clerked for the Hon Justice Rosalie Abella at the Supreme Court of Canada, 2015 – 2016
  • Clerked at the British Columbia Supreme Court, 2014 – 2015

Education

  • J.D., University of Toronto, 2014
  • Visiting Student, University of California-Berkeley, Faculty of Law, 2013 – 2014
  • M.A. (Honours), McGill University, 2008
  • B.A. (First Class Honours), McGill University 2005

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 2016
  • British Columbia, 2019
  • Prosser Award, Employment Discrimination, University of California (Berkeley) Faculty of Law, 2014
  • Frank J. Callaghan Memorial Moot, First Place, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, 2013
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Professional Excellence Award, 2012
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Access Pro Bono
  • Co-Chair, Board of Directors, Elizabeth Bagshaw Clinic
  • Executive Board of Directors, Tom Thumb Preschool

Wilson (Re), 2020 LSBC 20, Acted as discipline counsel for the Law Society in a hearing on penalty against a lawyer who committed professional misconduct

Ip v. Wilson, 2019 BCCA 189, Successfully opposed appeal of a registrant seeking the production of documents in a petition proceeding for judicial review

Maya Ollek

E: [email protected]
T: 604-646-1026

Assistant:
Shelley Thomson
E: [email protected]
T: 604-646-1012

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