Zain Abdulla

Position: Articling Student
Categories: Staff

Zain (she/her/hers) is an Articling Student at the Child and Youth Legal Centre, after having spent a year working as a Legal Advocate at the Centre. She earned her BCL/JD degrees from McGill University and holds an MA in human rights law from SOAS University of London. Zain has represented clients challenging their involuntary detention in psychiatric facilities and is currently representing clients in family law and family policing matters.

Before joining the Child and Youth Legal Centre, she worked with organisations including Access Pro Bono, Atira Women’s Resource Society, and Nunavut Legal Aid. Zain’s practice is informed by values of decolonisation, anti-racism, intersectional feminism, harm-reduction, and self-determination. She is deeply passionate about access to justice and empowering her clients by advocating with and for them. Zain is bilingual in English and French.