Gloria Ilunga

Associate || Toronto

Gloria joined as an associate in Ogletree Deakins’ Toronto office after completing her articles at the firm.

Gloria is committed to supporting employers by providing practical advice on a diverse range of  workplace issues. Since joining the firm, Gloria has prepared workplace policies, handbooks, employment contracts, written submissions, and presentations to assist employers with workplace trainings.

Gloria holds a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School and an Honours Bachelor of Science in Health and Disease, and Equity Studies from the University of Toronto.

In law school, Gloria worked for the Community and Legal Aid Services Program (CLASP). During her time at CLASP, Gloria represented low-income clients before administrative boards like the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, the Refugee Protection Division and the Immigration Appeal Division. While in law school, Gloria was also the BLSA-Canada (Black Law Students’ Association) Representative. Gloria planned events and liaised between the national and local BLSA chapters.

Prior to law school, Gloria worked in the University College Dean of Students’ Office and in the Career Exploration and Education Centre at the University of Toronto.

In her spare time, Gloria enjoys reading, crocheting, and exploring the city.

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When working as a summer associate, and later as an articling student at Ogletree Deakins, Gloria supported the various needs of the team by taking on tasks such as conducting research, drafting documents and correspondences, and writing articles. These experiences have strengthened Gloria’s multitasking, research and communication skills, which allow her to excel when faced with challenging, demanding and dynamic work.

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