Ayesha is an Internationally Trained Lawyer. Other than English, she speaks Bengali and Hindi. She completed her LL.B in 2010 from the University of London, UK, and she completed her LL.M from the University of Hertfordshire in 2012, UK. From there, she returned to her native Bangladesh and practiced as a lawyer in the highest court of the land: the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.
Ayesha moved to Canada in 2017. Since then, she started her journey of becoming a lawyer in a newly adopted country: Canada. Immediately after her arrival, she submitted her credentials to the National Accreditation Committee (NCA) for assessment, while working at a real estate law firm in Mississauga, Ontario. She moved to Edmonton Alberta in 2018. Immediately after receiving her assessment from the NCA, she enrolled in the University of Alberta’s 'Internationally Trained Lawyer Pathway course. In 2019, She successfully obtained her Certificate of Qualification from the NCA.
Landing her articling position went through some early challenges due to the unprecedented year of 2020: the Covid 19 situation. However, she was able to secure a job with the Government of Alberta in the Family and Surrogate Court Litigation Department as a legal assistant.
In May 2021, she officially started her articling position in a boutique family law firm in downtown Edmonton. Later she switched to another law firm where she had an opportunity to work on Family Law, Real Estate, Criminal Law, and Estate Law matters.
Ayesha was called to the bar in 2022. She subsequently joined Kiriak Law Office as an Associate, where she focuses her practice on Family Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Wills and Estate and Civil Litigation. Ayesha has experience representing clients in several litigation settings, including appearances at the Provincial Court and the Court of Queen’s Bench.
During her time at the UofA course, she worked as a Case Worker (Student) at the Student Legal Services (SLS), Criminal Division. She dealt with low-income clients, providing legal information and referrals in-person and/or over the phone. She has been an active contributor to the Edmonton-Bangladeshi community. Ayesha and her husband initiated a project: ‘Lend a Hand’ where they leverage their Bangladeshi Canadian community in Edmonton to help the homeless with winter clothes, supplies and food. Other than her regular activities, she along with volunteers from her community tries to hold 2 events in a year, one in summer and one in winter, where they distribute donations to homeless friends. She also pertains to food donations to the homeless on a semi-weekly basis.
Outside of the profession, Ayesha enjoys cooking, dancing, and reading. As an avid explorer of the outdoors, she can also be found hiking, camping, and travelling.
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