Joy-Ann Cohen practises immigration law, tribunal advocacy and employment law, as a member of the Law Society of Ontario. After receiving a Bachelor of Laws degree from Queen’s University, she worked as a lawyer for several years and then went to Osgoode Hall Law School for a Master of Laws degree, awarded in 2003. When she first entered the legal profession, she was a per diem Crown Attorney in criminal court – experience that is useful in the regulatory proceedings she attends today. Joy-Ann has always been dedicated to advocating for refugees and immigrants. On their behalf, she appears at hearings, appeals and judicial reviews. As well, she represents employees on all aspects of employment law, providing advice and representation at mediations, arbitrations, trials and regulatory proceedings. She negotiates contracts and settlement packages, advises on privacy issues and human rights, and guides employees with disabilities through options for benefits.