Prathima has a Legal Assistant Diploma from Seneca College. She was assigned a field placement with the Crown Attorney’s Office in Newmarket. On the final day of her college career, a teacher strongly advised that going to law school was the right path for her.
Prathima has been a litigation lawyer with the Ontario Regional Office of the Department of Justice. She has worked in the Immigration Law Division since 2009. During that time she has represented the Minister of Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada and the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness on a variety of appeals and applications before the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, and the Ontario Courts.
Prior to her employment with the Department of Justice, Prathima was the first article student with the Equity Initiatives Office at the Law Society of Ontario (formerly known as the Law Society of Upper Canada). She also briefly articled with the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (“LEAF”). From there, Prathima began her career with a small firm as a general practitioner for six years. Her areas of practice encompassed Immigration, Family, Civil, Criminal, and Real Estate Law. Immigration Law has always been her favourite.