Halla is a litigation associate at Branch MacMaster LLP. She works at the firm’s Toronto office.
Halla joined Branch MacMaster in 2021, after being called to the bar in Ontario. Halla practices in the areas of general civil litigation, insurance law, and class actions. Prior to joining Branch MacMaster as an associate, Halla served as a judicial law clerk at the Superior Court of Justice, where she enjoyed supporting the work of the busy Central West judges. As a summer student, Halla worked at a prominent civil litigation boutique in Toronto.
Halla graduated from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law in June 2020. Halla is passionate about advocacy and community lawyering. Halla participated in the Faculty’s Nelligan O’Brien Payne moot competition, and in Osgoode Hall Law School’s Intensive Program in Indigenous Lands, Resources, and Governments. Halla also served as the case manager for a human rights claim brought by a local Black community in Ottawa, who challenged large-scale tenant evictions from their neighbourhood.
In her spare time, Halla enjoys organizing and participating in community events that focus on youth civic engagement, inclusivity in the legal profession, and mentorship for Black and Muslim youth. Halla also enjoys travelling and learning languages, having spent a summer practicing French at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, and a year studying Arabic at the Kalimah Institute in Cairo, Egypt.
- JD, University of Ottawa (2020) (cum laude)
- HBSc, University of Toronto (2016) (with high distinction)
- Member, Law Society of Ontario
- Member, The Advocates’ Society