Teen Legal Helpline is run by an exceptional group of dedicated lawyers and staff who work to ensure that the teens who use our service receive the legal advice they need to make the best decisions for their lives.
Matt is the founder of Teen Legal Helpline. He was previously a consultant with McKinsey & Company and RBC Capital Markets. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School (JD), MIT (Killam Fellow), and the University of Toronto (BA). He is admitted to the New York bar.
Ahmad is a criminal lawyer who practices at Simcoe Chambers in Toronto. He represents clients in criminal and regulatory matters, as well as disciplinary hearings before administrative tribunals. He has been involved with Teen Legal Helpine since 2013.
Andrew is a criminal lawyer who once defended a Nonno and got him off. He regularly appears in all levels of court in Ontario. He also defends lawyers in Law Society disciplinary proceedings. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto (BA, JD).
Angela has practiced family law exclusively since her call to the bar and is a recipient of Association of Family and Conciliation Courts’s Distinguished Service Award. She is currently a Program Lawyer with The Advocates’ Society. She is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School (JD) and McGill (BA).
Jessica is a Toronto-based lawyer who practices family law, child protection law, and youth criminal justice. Following her clerkship at the Supreme Court of Canada and prior to launching her own firm, Jessica practiced at a leading child and family law boutique.
Lawrence is criminal defence lawyer with an expertise in administrative law. He represents clients before all levels of court in Ontario in both trials and appeals. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto (BSc) and Western University (JD).
Shelly is a family lawyer with expertise in mediation and litigation and was one of Teen Legal Helpline's earliest lawyers. She has appeared in numerous legal publications and is a graduate of York University (BA) and Queen's University (LLB).
Emma works in human rights, criminal litigation, Aboriginal issues, and youth mentorship. She previously created and managed a public legal education program to connect First Nation teens and is now a youth mentor.
Teen Legal Helpline is possible because of our incredibly generous supporters. If you would like to support our work, consider making a donation.
Teen Legal Helpline was built so that young people can have access to free and confidential legal advice that lets them make the best decisions for their lives. The service was created with support from Pro Bono Law Ontario and funding from the Law Foundation of Ontario.
The organization was registered as a Canadian charity in 2011 (820769289RR0001) and is committed to transparency in its operations. We make our financial statements public (2012, 2013, and 2014) and welcome all inquiries.