Firm member joins Advocacy Centre for the Elderly

February 2, 2015 - Toronto - Bernadette Maheandiran, who joined Swadron Associates following her call to the Bar in 2010, has accepted a position with the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly in Toronto.

Bernadette’s practice at Swadron Associates included guardianship and estate litigation, actions against the police in cases of misconduct and acting as counsel for complainants/witnesses in third party records proceedings in criminal matters. She appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, the Consent and Capacity Board and the Ontario Review Board.

Before joining Swadron Associates, Bernadette served as one of two judicial law clerks in the Central East Region of the Superior Court of Justice based in Newmarket. She is also aTrinity College Scholar, holding an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree, with high distinction, from the University of Toronto's specialist program in International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies. She ranked in the top five percent of her graduating class at Osgoode Hall Law School where she spent a term in the Intensive Program in Aboriginal Law including a placement in Raipur, India. In 2013, Bernadette graduated with distinction from the Masters of Laws program at University College London.

Bernadette has had significant involvement with the Canadian Red Cross and currently serves on the International Advisory Board to the Ontario Zone Council. She is also a Board Member of the Justice and Corporate Accountability Project, a volunteer driven legal clinic which assists communities negatively affected by natural resource extraction. She is also fluent in spoken Tamil.


Swadron Associates wishes Bernadette every success in her new role.