Leila Gaind – Employment Lawyer


Leila joined Morrison Watts as an associate in 2022 after spending a year working with a progressive law office in Toronto where she supported organized groups fighting for meaningful change in the housing, criminal, and civil arenas. Prior to that, Leila completed her articles as a clerk for the South Central Region of the Superior Court of Justice, where she worked closely with judges and gained both critical insight into the decision making process and broad exposure to criminal, civil, family and administrative law.

Leila received her J.D. from the University of Victoria in 2020. During law school, Leila pursued opportunities with organizations committed to access to justice and spent an intensive term with The Law Centre, a clinic that provides free legal representation to underserved communities in Victoria. She also spent a summer working for a union-side labour firm in Vancouver, where she undertook a diversity of legal work in service of trade unions and employees fighting for equity in the workplace.

Leila enjoys working with clients to solve their problems in a fair and equitable manner, with a view to correcting power imbalances. She is excited to grow her practice in labour, employment and human rights law and support workers engaged in both individual and collective struggles.

Leila holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science and Master of Cultural Studies and Critical Theory from McMaster University.

In her spare time, Leila does her best to juggle a variety of activities, including running, tennis, and volleyball. She is also an avid movie-goer, aspiring trivia buff, and consumer of all things pop-culture.