Associate – Rudner MacDonald LLP
Nadia Zaman is an Associate at Rudner MacDonald LLP, a boutique firm specializing in Canadian Employment Law.
Nadia obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. While in law school, Nadia volunteered in: developing written accommodation policies to promote mental health awareness as an Equity Officer; guiding prospective students as a Student Ambassador; reviewing papers for publication as Senior Editor of the Journal of Law & Equality; and, managing files for low-income clients at the Downtown Legal Services Clinic.
Prior to law school, Nadia graduated Summa Cum Laude from Trinity College, University of Toronto with a double major in Criminology and Ethics, Society & Law. She received the Brian Morgan Scholarship in Law. During her final two years, she conducted extensive research and analysis on criminal justice policy with leading criminologist, Professor Emeritus Anthony Doob, including interviewing a past Deputy Minister of Justice. Nadia also served as the President of the Ethics, Society & Law Students’ Association and as Co-Director of UNICEF at the University of Toronto’s Youth Engagement Program.
Advocacy began for Nadia at the age of 14, as the youngest speaker invited to a conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka to represent the NGO Green Scout Canada on environmental stewardship. She continued her passion for advocacy by volunteering with UNICEF. Nadia taught students with learning disabilities about children’s rights and developed the youth engagement curriculum to be used across community centres in Toronto. She also assisted in establishing the Child Abuse Network in Accra, Ghana. Currently, as President of the Asian Youth Centre (Canada Chapter), she promotes social justice and engages with a network of diverse individuals. Nadia is a member of the OBA’s Labour & Employment Law Section.
Prior to joining Rudner MacDonald LLP, Nadia articled at a leading, national full-service Toronto law firm. During her articles, she judged an important Client Counseling Competition at the University of Western Ontario. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2016.
In her spare time, Nadia likes drawing, travelling, exploring food & culture, and spending time with family & friends.