Lee Abraham, B.A. (Hons), J.D.
Law School: Osgoode Hall Law School
Lee is pleased to be returning to Beard Winter LLP for his articles after summering with the firm in 2017.
During law school, Lee was actively involved with the Osgoode Mediation Clinic, where he assisted parties in resolving disputes at the Small Claims Court. Lee was also a Caseworker with the Community Legal Aid and Services Programme and Fair Change Community Services where he advocated on behalf of clients with various legal issues. Most recently, Lee was the President of the Osgoode Personal Injury and Insurance Defence Association where he focused on growing student interest in litigation and insurance law.
Outside of the office, Lee is a regular at the golf course, is a die-hard Toronto sports fan, and enjoys travelling with family and friends.
Kendall Andjelkovic , B.A., J.D.
Law School: Osgoode Hall Law School
Prior to attending law school, Kendall completed a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Criminology at Vancouver Island University (VIU), which is located in Nanaimo B.C. She was born and raised on Vancouver Island and visits as often as she can.
Kendall graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2018 and was actively involved in the student community during her time there as the Co-Chair of Orientation Week, the President of the Mooting Society, the Director of Events of the Entertainment & Sports Law Association and the Captain of the Law Games Team. Kendall was awarded a Dean’s Gold Key for her involvement and contribution to the school. While at Osgoode, Kendall also enjoyed oral advocacy and participated in the Baby Gale Moot, the Gale Cup Moot, and the Nuremberg Moot Court where she was recognized as a top oralist and competed in Nuremberg, Germany. She also coached the Baby Gale team and helped organize the Osgoode Cup, a national undergraduate mooting competition.
In her free time, Kendall enjoys camping, playing flag football and trying out Toronto’s best vegan restaurants.
Cemeka Douglas B.A (Hons.), J.D.
Law School: Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law
Prior to attending law school, Cemeka completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Windsor in Criminology with a minor in Social Justice. While at the University of Windsor she was the President of the Criminology Association and volunteered her time at a local women’s domestic violence shelter.
Cemeka completed her law degree at Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law (TRU Law) in Kamloops, British Columbia. While studying at TRU Law Cemeka was very active in the student community and was recognised for her contribution by TRU Law’s Society of Law Students. She was a mentor to incoming students and the Founder and President of TRU Law’s Black Law Students’ Association. Cemeka also served on The Black Law Students’ Association of Canada Board as Western Vice President for two terms and Director of Communications for one term.
In her free time, Cemeka enjoys yoga, travelling and baking.
Candace Santaguida, BSc. (Hons.), J.D. (CDN) / J.D. (USA),
Law School: University of Windsor | University of Detroit Mercy
Candace joins Beard Winter LLP as an articling student, having previously summered with the firm in 2017. She completed the Dual J.D. program at the Universities of Windsor and Detroit Mercy, earning both a Canadian and U.S. law degree. Prior to law school, Candace received her Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Criminology from the University of Toronto, graduating with Distinction.
While in law school, Candace received the Alvin D. From Memorial Scholarship in Civil Procedure as well as the Faculty of Law, Canadian and American Dual J.D. Program Award for academic excellence from the University of Windsor and maintained her position on the Dean’s List throughout her 3 years at the University of Detroit Mercy. She participated in multiple moot competitions, including Windsor’s Zuber Moot and the Hicks Morley Moot, and continued her passion for advocacy by acting as a moot coach and judge to first year students.
Candace was actively involved in student life as the teaching assistant for the 1L property class, a student advisor for the Career Services Office, a peer mentor to the study body at large, and as a Captain of the Law Games Team. In addition, Candace worked as a legal intern with the Washtenaw County Public Defender’s Office in Ann Arbour, Michigan and acted as a volunteer for the class action claim regarding the Flint, Michigan water contamination crisis in 2016.
In her spare time, Candace is an avid baker who enjoys dance, travelling, and attending Broadway.