Executive


President: Melissa Fedsin
Skilled and knowledgeable in family law, civil procedure, administrative & tribunal law, workplace health & safety law, labour & employment law (including human resource management), insurance law,and mediation & negotiation strategy.


Vice President: Kathy Batycky

Kathy is a senior family law lawyer, working as Counsel in association at Stoner & Company Family Law Associates, in the newly established Oakville office. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1980 after graduating from McGill University Law School. Kathy has been a litigator in the Ontario courts, for over 30 years.

Since her call to the Bar, Kathy has practiced in civil litigation and family law. Kathy recently completed the family law mediation course and family law arbitration course through Riverdale Mediation in Toronto and has also obtained her Certificate in Elder Law through Osgoode Hall Law School.

Kathy is currently a member of the executive of the Family Law Section of the OBA as well as a member at large of the CBA national family law section and vice-chair of the Family Law Practice Group for the Advocates Society. She has also been a member of the OBA Council for several years, and she has in the past been a member of the Executive of both of the OBA’s Child and Youth Law section and Elder Law section.




Treasurer: Fayrouse Hassaan

Fayrouse Hassaan, (Fay) was called to the Bar in 2003 and then went to California to complete her Masters of Laws in Transnational Business Practice at the University of the Pacific.  Fay returned to Canada in 2005, and opened her practice as a sole practitioner in Oakville.  Currently Fay manages a full service firm in Milton providing legal services to the Halton community in the areas of:  Commercial and Residential Real Estate, Family, Criminal, Labour & Employment, Wills, Estates, Corporate, Civil Litigation and Immigration. 




Secretary/Library Chair: Jill Edwards

Jill is the managing partner of Edwards Pollard LLP with her practice focused on employment and personal injury law including catastrophic injuries, car accidents, slip and falls, as well as insurance denials and long-term disability disputes.  She has been practicing law in Oakville for nearly 20 years. 




Past President: Ken Kelertas

Ken is the Director of Legal Services & Legal Counsel to the Halton Regional Police Service.  Since 2013, he has also served as a Deputy Judge of the Small Claims Court, Superior Court of Justice, Central West Region.

After his call to the Bar in 1990, Ken served as a Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of the High Court of Justice for Ontario.  Since then, he has practised in the areas of civil litigation, administrative law, and privacy law at a large Toronto law firm, as in house counsel to a number of municipalities in Ontario, and as a discipline counsel with a national regulator.

Ken lives in Oakville with three other very talented lawyers, two other awe-inspiring dependents, and his loving Chocolate Lab, 'Ella.



Directors

Melissa Babel
Evan Chang
Kaleigh Dryla
Jaspal Gill
Michael Kril-Mascarin
James Page
Amit Ummat
Meghan Walker

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