Class action lawyer to help fund in ensuring its fiscal sustainability
Remissa Hirji has been appointed by the Law Foundation of Ontario and the Class Proceedings Committee as the first associate counsel of the Class Proceedings Fund.
The foundation administers the Class Proceedings Fund to support the independent Class Proceedings Committee in providing financial assistance to parties involved in public interest class actions, it said in an announcement.
As associate counsel, Hirji works with the Class Proceedings Committee’s counsel as well as with members of the committee in managing the increasing number of class action funding applications received by the Class Proceedings Fund and in ensuring its fiscal sustainability.
Hirji is an experienced class action lawyer that has represented clients before the courts of Ontario and Quebec, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. Her expertise includes consumer protection, investor protection, product liability, privacy and pharmaceutical litigation, the announcement continued.
Outside of her private practice, Hirji was elected to serve as the public policy liaison for the OBA Class Actions Section, and she is a volunteer lawyer for Pro Bono Ontario.
Called to the Bar in 2012, Hirji is a graduate of Queen’s Law, where she won a number of awards for academic achievement and in recognition of contributions to Queen’s Legal Aid.