Current Articling Students

Endi Batino

Endi completed his J.D. at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2020. Before attending law school, Endi received a B.A. from York University and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He majored in Law and Society and minored in History, with a focus on European Medieval and Renaissance history. He received numerous awards including being the third and first ranked student in his Faculty in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Prior to articling at ZTGH, Endi summered at a labour and employment firm in Toronto.

Having been told he would make a great litigator at the age of 9 because of his love of argumentation and advocacy, it is no surprise that Endi brought those dreams into fruition. He relishes the opportunity to litigate but is also well-equipped to deal with alternative dispute resolutions. Having taken Negotiation, Mediation, and Trial Advocacy courses during his time at Osgoode, Endi is confident he can adequately deal with various types of conflicts.

Outside of school and work, Endi plays competitive volleyball, enjoys watching NBA games with family, and loves spending time outdoors with his acoustic guitar and his friends. He is also an avid traveller and has explored 28 countries over 4 continents, many of which as a solo backpacker. Endi is multilingual, and his continued fascination with different languages and cultures has led him to learn the national flag and capital city of every country in the world. 

Email: ebatino@ztgh.com  Phone: 416-777-2811 ex. 5289

 

Justine Lee Young

Justine received her J.D. from the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, Lakehead University in June 2020. Prior to law school, Justine obtained her joint Honour B.A. in French Language and Literature and Classical Studies from Western University.

Justine’s interest in litigation was nurtured throughout law school where two of her favourite courses were Tort Law and Insurance Law. During the summer after 1L, she worked at a legal-aid clinic, focusing on social benefits, where she realized her passion for interacting with clients and advocacy. Her desire to pursue a career in litigation was further solidified while working as a caseworker at her school’s legal-aid clinic where she carried a variety of files on Criminal Law, Provincial Offences, Landlord and Tenant, Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and Small Claims matters. It was during this time that she often appeared at WASH court, the Provincial Offences Court and the Criminal Court in Thunder Bay. Justine then completed her 3L Integrated Practice Curriculum at a Criminal and Family Law firm. It was a culmination of her various experiences throughout her legal education that served to solidify Justine’s desire to pursue a litigation-based career. At present, Justine is excited to be continuing her legal career at ZTGH and looks forward to a future in Insurance Law.

Justine was the Academic, Vice-President for Lakehead’s Law Students’ Society, the 3L representative for Lakehead’s Law Students’ Society, an Education fellow with the Ontario Justice Education Network, as well as a peer mentor. She was also on the Dean’s List as well as the recipient of the Foundations of Law Award. Outside of law, Justine is passionate about makeup and skincare (she used to work at Sephora)! She also enjoys HIIT and spin classes, reading murder mysteries, travelling and spending time with her friends, family and, most importantly, her teacup Yorkie named, Honey!

Email: jleeyoung@ztgh.com Phone: 416-777-2811 ext. 5594

Ledya Abdalla

Ledya received her J.D. from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law. Prior to attending law school, Ledya obtained a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Professional Studies in the Law and Society program at York University.

Prior to joining the firm as an articling student, Ledya has dabbled in various legal sectors that involve her passion for litigation. She interned at the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice in Milton for a semester. There, she shadowed court processes and conducted research for judges. Throughout all of law school, Ledya volunteered for Community Legal Aid ("CLA") in Windsor, where she attended the Landlord and Tenant Board for landlord tenancy disputes. At CLA, Ledya has represented legal aid clients before the Ontario Court of Justice for summary conviction offences and Highway Traffic Act violations. In her last summer at law school, Ledya worked at a small Immigration firm where she assisted in matters before the Immigration and Refugee Board. 

In her spare time, Ledya enjoys biking and playing sports like basketball and soccer. On her down days, she is a board game fanatic.

Email: labdalla@ztgh.com  Phone: 416-777-2811 ext. 5595

Yalda Aziz

Yalda received her J.D. from the University of Windsor-Faculty of Law in 2020. Prior to law school, she received her Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction in Legal Studies, and a minor in Criminology, from Ontario Tech University in 2016.

During law school, Yalda was a member of the Corporate Commercial Club and also volunteered with Community Legal Aid appearing before Administrative Tribunals and Provincial Offences Court to represent low-income clients in landlord and tenant, criminal, and provincial offences matters.

Her interest in learning about the law has allowed Yalda to gain exposure to various areas of law. She summered at a small firm that practiced Real Estate, Wills and Estates, and Corporate law. Prior to law school, she worked as a Legal Assistant for two Family Law Practitioners.

During my spare time, Yalda likes to work out, travel, explore the diverse Toronto food scene, and watch crime documentaries.

Email: yaziz@ztgh.com  Phone: 416-777-2811 ext. 5288

Mélia Muboyayi

Mélia Muboyayi graduated with her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Ottawa French J.D. Program. In her final year of studies, Mélia completed an exchange at the University of Geneva in Switzerland where she obtained a Certificate in Transnational Law. Prior to attending law school, Mélia graduated from the University of Ottawa with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.

In her first year of law school, Mélia worked as an Assistant Editor for the Ottawa Law Review and summered at a leading managing general agent specialized in professional liability insurance.

After her first year of law school, Mélia worked at the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic as a caseworker for the Community Legal Education Division. She continued her work in the community as a Court Support Worker with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa. In this role, she accompanied women and girls at court, helped them find legal representation and provided assistance to individuals released from custody at the courthouse. Mélia was co-president of the Black Law Student Association of Canada at her university. Her proudest accomplishment as co-president was organizing and coordinating a bilingual legal workshop and panel of lawyers for 120 high school students partaking in the City of Ottawa’s Youth-Futures program.

Mélia is fluent in French.

Outside of the office, Mélia enjoys biking through the city, baking and community involvement.

Email: mmuboyayi@ztgh.com Phone: 416-777-2811 ext. 5281