Labour Rights Law opened its “doors” in 2013 as the first virtual labour, employment, and human rights law office in Canada. Labour Rights Law provides legal advice on workplace matters to all provinces and territories except Quebec.
Barrister & Solicitor, Managing Partner LL.B., Labour College of Canada ’83
Superior communication skills is why Fatemeh Saidi excels in service to clients. Within the firm she is the administrative organizational wizard. We are fortunate that she is our linchpin for both clients and lawyers alike. Since 2011, she has been our central communications and organizational front-person for the Firm. As such, her self-confidence, approachable demeanor and her high-level of competence create a warm, straight forward, and helpful communication with clients.
Fatemeh is not an Olympic weightlifter, but when it comes to the law, she is a skilled power-lifter. Despite her heavy workload, she attends to the finest of details, which leaves our clients assured that they can trust and rely upon Labour Rights Law. Fatemeh has over 24 years of experience as a Legal Assistant, and the the quality of her work demonstrates the tremendous pride she takes in doing her job well. If you have interactions with Fatemeh, we know that you will be in good hands. She always uses discretion and sound judgement in handling sensitive and confidential client issues. And she’s never too busy to greet you with a smile!
Since Fatemeh has worked with Sebastien for more than 10 years, she is no stranger to leading edge technology, and has mastered the tools of the trade. Fatemeh is truly a “go-to” person at the Firm, a great resource, and a most valuable member of our team.
Fatemeh is fluent in Farsi and English. Outside of work, Fatemeh enjoys International travel as well as spending time with family, friends, and her canine companion “Ebony.” Her first name is pronounced “Fa-Tea-Ma”.
Laura has a strong understanding of the many facets of operating a law office. She keeps everyone in our office on track, including the lawyers and partners (which she says is similar to herding cats). She has worked as a legal administrative assistant, paralegal, bookkeeper, and is now our Office Manager.
She has learned these skills by obtaining a Legal Secretary Certificate, a Paralegal Certificate, and has several years of experience working in law offices. Most importantly, she loves a challenge and she has a tremendous appetite for knowledge. Her positive attitude is infectious with staff and lawyers alike, which makes her very easy to work with and a valuable member of our team. Vendors and clients love working with her too, as she is direct, practical, confident, and compassionate.
Laura takes on complex assignments, gathers information, researches legal issues, meets tight deadlines, and delivers superior performance. If we need a painter to spruce up the office, a bartender for a Firm gathering, a legal brief reviewed, a budget-forecast, or answers to questions about invoices, Laura makes it happen. Yes, she is a precious member of the Labour Rights Law Office.
Laura was born in Chilliwack and raised in Kitimat, BC. In the little spare time she has, she enjoys running, biking, music, and photography. Her family is at the top of her love list, as she enjoys spending time with her husband, kids, Laia (her dog), and her family in Kitimat.