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Meet Nazifa Islam

Associate Counsel

Specializing in History and Political Science, Nazifa graduated from the University of Toronto with continued standing on the Dean’s List. She was awarded a scholarship based on academic achievement upon entrance into Osgoode Hall Law School where she completed her reading of law.

In her time at law school, Nazifa worked on the Pro Bono Students Canada Family Law Project assisting clients with applications for support, custody, and access among other matters. She participated in a Child Protection Externship and the Osgoode Feminist Advocacy Clinic. She also served as an executive member of the Osgoode Peer Support Centre, carrying out events and initiatives aimed at improving student success and well-being.

Before her Call to the Ontario Bar, Nazifa articled at the Family Responsibility Office (“FRO”). Once called to the Bar, she continued at FRO as Crown Counsel, gaining important expertise and insights into the law of support enforcement. She has appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice, as well as the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.

An avid reader, Nazifa is often found curled up with a fiction novel and her cat, Snowy, in her spare time.

At SD&A, Nazifa brings a penchant for negotiation and litigation, and a continued commitment to help family law clients approach difficult times with strength, knowledge and confidence.

Nazifa is fluent in English and Bangla.

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