Kevin Pinsonneault is the Executive Director of the Windsor-Essex Bilingual Legal Clinic, working under the direction of our board of directors. Kevin has a Business, Administration and Marketing diploma from St. Clair College, a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), an MBA as well as a Bachelor in Law (LLB), from the University of Windsor. Kevin was called to the Bar in 2006 and has experience representing clients before administrative tribunals regarding Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program, Canada Pension Plan (Disability), Human Rights and Employment Law.
Marie Laforge is the Operation Manager for the Windsor-Essex Bilingual Legal Clinic and has been with the clinic since its inception in 1987. Marie Laforge is in charge of all operational and administrative services to the clinic. Her position includes the roles and responsibilities of executive assistant to the executive director, board administration, and operations management.
Amy Lavoie is a senior staff lawyer and Director of Legal Services and has worked as a staff lawyer with the Windsor-Essex Bilingual Legal Clinic since 2012, having previously practiced family law at Hogarth Hermiston Severs, LLP in Windsor, Ontario. She has a B.A. in Psychology and Law in Society, from the University of New Brunswick, as well as her law degree from the University of Windsor. Amy was called to the Bar in 2004 and has significant experience representing clients before administrative tribunals regarding Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program, Canada Pension Plan (Disability), Criminal Injuries Compensation and Human Rights.
Justin is a staff lawyer with the Windsor-Essex Bilingual Legal Clinic and was called to the Bar in 2015. He worked for 3 years as a sole practitioner prior to joining the clinic as a staff lawyer in 2018. Justin’s areas of practice include housing and immigration law. Justin obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology (cum laude) and a Juris Doctor from the University of Windsor.
Francy Munoz has worked at the Windsor-Essex Bilingual Legal Clinic for 10 years as a community legal worker. She speaks Spanish, has a law degree and a master’s degree in administrative law from her home country Colombia, studied the Paralegal and the Language Interpreter Program at St. Clair College, and is currently a candidate awaiting her call to the Bar of Ontario. Since 2017, she has led successfully the C.A.R.E for International Workers Program and the Spanish-speaking clients program at the clinic.
Tammy Ulakovich has been with the clinic since 2011. She has a B.A in Communication from the University of Windsor. She is our part-time Intake Worker. Her responsibilities include assisting with file management, intakes, website management, preparing Internal Reviews and Appeal forms relating to Social Assistance matters. Tammy is also the community liaison between our client’s and community organizations.
Noor Abdallah has been with the clinic since 2022. She has B.A in International Relations and Development with a minor in History from the University of Windsor. Noor is fluent in three languages; English, Arabic and French. She is our full-time front-line Intake Worker. Her responsibilities include meeting clients during our walk-in hours, answering calls and emails, completing intakes for new clients, and providing client referrals to various agencies and community organizations.
Whitney is an articling student with the Windsor-Essex Bilingual Legal Clinic. She has worked with the clinic as an externship student and student-at law throughout her studies at the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law. She obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and French from McMaster University and her Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Brock University. She recently completed her Juris Doctor at the University of Windsor and is a current candidate for the Ontario Bar. Whitney has appeared before the Social Benefits Tribunal and will assist clients during her articles of clerkship in such areas of law as social assistance, housing, employment, and small claims.