This is What a Lawyer Looks Like: Meet Caryma Sa'd

  • November 28, 2019
  • Nabila Khan, Section Newsletter Editor

The face of law is changing. According to the Law Society of Ontario, about 43 per cent of lawyers are women. And the final report released in 2016 from the Law Society’s Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees Working Group noted that the proportion of racialized lawyers in Ontario doubled between 2001 and 2014, from 9 per cent to 18 per cent. In an effort to highlight the diverse range of individuals working across the legal landscape, we are pleased to present our new series, This is What a Lawyer Looks Like. The goal of this series is to put racialized and Indigenous women lawyers in the spotlight and amplify their voices in the conversation about gender equality.

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Law Office of Caryma Sa’d





Tell us about yourself. 

I practice in the areas of criminal, landlord/tenant, and cannabis law. I spend a lot of time on my feet in courtrooms and tribunals. I am committed to promoting access to justice through public legal education, including by hosting free monthly seminars at my office. I regularly sit on panels, facilitate workshops, and deliver speeches about my areas of interest.

Since 2017, my cases and media commentary have been featured in 130+ media segments, including television, radio, newspapers, magazines, blogs, and podcasts. I use media advocacy as a tool to demand policy change and disseminate legal information. To that end, I have appeared on a range of reputable outlets including Associated Press, BNN Bloomberg, CBC, Canadian Lawyer, CityNews Toronto, CP24, CTV, Global Toronto, Globe and Mail, Law Times, Ming Pao, Sing Tao, StarMetro Vancouver, Toronto Star, Winnipeg Free Press, and VICE News.

I graduated cum laude from the University of Ottawa in 2015. I articled at a top-tier Bay Street litigation boutique. I got called to the Bar in September 2016 and hung out my shingle in 2017. 

In my spare time, I like to watch professional wrestling.