Nikolas De Stefano
Nikolas joined IMK in summer of 2018 as a law student. He completed his bachelor’s degree at McGill University where he also worked as a research assistant researching issues regarding the reformed Code of Civil Procedure and represented students accused of academic and disciplinary offences through the Student Advocacy program.
Nikolas is currently completing a clerkship at the Supreme Court of Canada in the office of Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella, for the year 2020-2021.
He will join the IMK team in the summer of 2021 as a lawyer where he wishes to be involved in a variety of commercial and constitutional law cases.
Marie-Hélène joined IMK in 2019 as a law student. She completed her studies at McGill University in the winter of 2020, where she works as a research and teaching assistant for different professors, both in public and private law. Throughout her studies, Marie-Hélène has worked for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, volunteered with the Mobile Legal Clinic and participated in the Laskin Moot Competition.
Marie-Hélène is currently completing her Quebec Bar School and will then join the office of the Honourable Nicholas Kasirer at the Supreme Court of Canada, as a law clerk for the year 2021-2022.
She will join the IMK team in the summer of 2022 as a lawyer, where she wishes to be involved in a variety of files with a particular interest in class actions, civil liberties and administrative law.
Étienne joined IMK in 2018 as a student. While in law school at the University of Montreal, which he completed in the winter of 2019, he acted as a mentor and coordinated the mentoring program. He was also an intern at Éducaloi, a charity providing legal information in plain language. He also worked as a student clerk to the Honourable Nicholas Kasirer at the Court of Appeal. Throughout his studies, he was awarded many awards and distinctions.
Étienne also completed a master’s degree (MJur) at the University of Oxford, England, in the winter of 2020. He is currently completing a clerkship in the office of the Honourable Malcolm Rowe at the Supreme Court of Canada for the 2020-2021 year.
Étienne will join the IMK team as an articling student in the winter of 2022, where he hopes to become involved in a variety of files. Constitutional issues, civil rights and liberties and class actions are subjects of great interest to him.
Vanessa joined IMK in 2018 as a law student. During her legal studies, Vanessa cumulated research contracts in public law. Holder of a Bachelor in Law and a Juris Doctor, she confirmed her interest for litigation when participating in the Charles-Rousseau moot competition where she was awarded the Jacques-Yvan Morin prize for best pleader. Passionate about politics, Vanessa was selected to represent the federal riding of Outremont at Parliament during the 2019 edition of the Daughter of the Vote program.
Vanessa is currently articling at the Quebec Court of Appeal, which she will complete in June 2021.
Upon joining IMK as a lawyer in the summer of 2021, Vanessa wishes to be involved in a variety of files, notably in constitutional law, civil liberties, labour law, and administrative law.
Laurence joined IMK in 2020 as a law student. She is currently completing her bachelor’s degree at McGill University. During her studies, she acted as a volunteer with the COCQ-SIDA Legal Clinic and editor-in-chief for the Contours Journal – which offers a written and artistic exploration of the intersection of women and non-binary people and the law. Laurence also completed an internship with the External Legal Teams of the International Criminal Court in the fall of 2020.
Laurence wishes to be involved in a variety of files. Class actions, constitutional law, civil liberties and employment law are of particular interest to her.
David joined IMK in 2021 as a law student. He is currently completing his bachelor’s degree at Université de Montréal where he worked as a research and teaching assistant for a number of professors in public and private law. Passionate about international politics, David cumulated many awards at the Université de Montréal Model United Nations Delegation, where he participated as both delegate and Faculty Advisor, before teaching and leading the Collège Bois-de-Boulogne Delegation for the prestigious National Model United Nations conference. He worked as a student clerk to the Honourable Yves-Marie Morissette at the Court of Appeal. Throughout his studies, he was awarded scholarships and distinctions, among which the University’s recommendation for the Lieutenant-Governor’s Youth Medal.
David will undertake a master’s degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science in September 2021.