Saquiba Rahman is an Associate at PooranLaw in the areas of wills & estates planning; disability law; and corporate law for not-for-profit and charitable organizations. Saquiba has always been passionate about and active in the disability sector. While studying at Osgoode Hall Law School, Saquiba completed the Disability Law Intensive program at ARCH Disability Law Centre (specialized legal aid clinic), volunteered for the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Alliance, and served as a member of Osgoode’s Daredevils in Training Organization (DITO), which advocated for greater accessibility at the school. In her graduating year, Saquiba received the Legal and Literacy Society’s Student Honour Award for her significant contribution to the Osgoode community.
Prior to law school, Saquiba worked as a Policy Advisor to a Senator in the Parliament of Canada.
Community involvement and advocacy work
- Director, Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association (CMLA)
- Director, Muslim Legal Support Centre (MLSC)
- Past Volunteer, Ottawa Chapter, Canadian Association for Muslims with Disabilities (CAM-D/DEEN Support Services)
- Past Volunteer, Canada Bangladesh Muslim Community (CBMC)
- Brendon Pooran, Stephanie Dickson and Saquiba Rahman. “Guardianship as a Last Resort,” Estates, Trusts & Pensions Journal (2021), 40 E.T.P.J. 239.
While at Osgoode Hall Law School
- Legal & Literacy Society Student Honour Award, for significant contribution to the community at Osgoode Hall
- N.A. Taylor Entrance Scholarship, for academic excellence and contribution to the community
- Completed Disability Law Intensive, ARCH Disability Law Centre
- Volunteer, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Alliance
- Summer Law Student, National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM)
- President, Muslim Law Students’ Association (MLSA)
- Member, Daredevils in Training Organization (DITO), for greater accessibility at Osgoode Hall Law School
- Junior Caseworker, Osgoode Business Clinic
- Member, Osgoode International Legal Partnership