Originally from Dauphin, Shaylan received a Bachelor of Arts (Adv.), with a major in Psychology and minor in Anthropology from the University of Manitoba in 2017. She then completed her Juris Doctor degree at the University of Manitoba in 2020.
While in law school Shaylan volunteered with CanU Canada where she ran workshops for middle school and high school student interested in law. She also volunteered with Welcome Place where she assisted with refugees’ applications for asylum. In the summer of 2018, she completed a 3-week legal course at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, giving her a new perspective allowing her to take what she’s learned and apply it to her current practice. In her third year of law school, Shaylan completed a semester long placement at the Legal Help Centre in Winnipeg where she worked on a variety of cases including Divorces and Small Claims.
Shaylan began her career at the firm in the spring of 2020 as an Articling Student and received her Call to the Bar on June 2, 2021. Interested in a general practice including Family law, Wills and Real Estate, Shaylan also has experience with Child Protection, Adoptions and Small Claims.
In her spare time, Shaylan enjoys reading the latest bestseller and tending to her many houseplants. Shaylan enjoys travelling, her favorites including Greece, Iceland and Peru. A little closer to home, she also enjoys exploring the Westman area with her partner, Fayaz. Continuing with her love of books, Shaylan started the very first office wide Book Club which meets bimonthly to discuss a variety of different novels.
MORE ABOUT SHAYLAN
Q: What mythical creature would improve the world most if it existed?
A: I think unicorns or fairies would add some needed magic to the world.
Q: What is your biggest irrational fear?
A: I’m super afraid of being stung by bees. I don’t think I’ve ever been stung by one and have convinced myself I’m probably allergic. Super irrational but it’s how I feel.
Q: How long do you think you could survive in a zombie apocalypse?
A: I don’t think I’d survive long. Maybe a few days? I have zero survival skills and hate running. I’d end up getting bitten and would just join the zombies that have taken over the world.