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Our Staff


Jessica Li (She/They)

I am the staff lawyer for Atira’s Legal Advocacy Program. I have long been passionate about addressing access to justice matters. This passion has motivated me to work and volunteer at non-profit organizations that help its clients navigate the justice system. I continuously think of ways to provide helpful information and practical solutions whenever possible. In my efforts, I aim to bridge gaps in the system and bring about meaningful differences on an individual and higher level. In my free time, I enjoy a myriad of hobbies, including but not limited to climbing, creative writing, music, and running.

Maya Laquian (She/Her)

I’m excited to be working at Atira as the Community Legal Advocate for the Early Resolution Community Justice Program. Working in Atira’s Early Resolution Program combines my interests in human rights, policy advocacy, and legal reform, especially in relation to helping counter the over-incarceration of BIPOC women within Canada’s colonial legal system. I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with and learn from community members at Atira. Outside of work, I love to get out into the forest with my dog, Mayzie, and also enjoy reading a good book!

Sheila Goojha (She/Her)

Hi, I am a staff lawyer who has the honor of working with Atira’s new Criminal Law Initiative- The Early Resolution Program.  I hold a law degree and a master’s degree in humanitarian law.  I am committed to furthering restorative principles and practices in criminal law.  In my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with my dog, Kiely Bear.

Janelle Latta (She/They)

Hello, I am the legal assistant for Atira’s Legal Advocacy Program. Through my studies and volunteer work during University, I have developed a strong interest for addressing legal problems and supporting non-profit organizations that aid in issues that uniquely affect women and those dealing with mental health struggles. I am looking forward to empowering others in their work to help people navigate the legal system. When I’m not at work, I enjoy running, writing, and playing video games.


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