Battick Legal Advisory

About Us

Battick Legal Advisory is proud to be uniquely focused on helping improve outcomes for students, families, and administrations in Ontario through the effective and thoughtful implementation of education law. In doing so, our firm seeks to not only help resolve specific cases and situations, but to also act as a catalyst to improve the functioning of the systems we engage in to help educate, inform, and advocate towards the best outcomes for individuals, boards, and other stakeholders.

 

We also offer a diverse set of other legal services, including across youth criminal justice, human rights, landlord and tenant law, and notary public and document review services.

Values

1.

JUSTICE
Battick Legal is committed to fairness, equity, and the effective administration of just procedure and practices

2.

COURAGE
We are willing to fiercely advocate for those who face difficulty and are challenged by inequity and injustice

3.

INTEGRITY
Battick Legal operates with integrity and works to ensure the systems it engages with are held to the principles they espouse

4.

COMPASSION

We lead from a place of empathy and compassion and have a sincere desire to help and serve

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Alex Battick is a lawyer who provides services in the legal, education, and social service systems. He is passionate and experienced in the pursuit of justice in the lives of children and youth, with an emphasis on assisting, students, families, and administrators with education law related issues. He delivers programs on how to use one's rights and responsibilities in the school system as tools for ensuring success, while regularly advocating and representing parents, teachers, and other stakeholders in Ontario's education system. 

 

Alex obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from City, University of London and is a proud alumnus of McMaster University, where he completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and was awarded the Bruce M. Hamilton Award for significant contribution through extra-curricular activities to the benefit of McMaster University and the local community. A licensed lawyer with the Law Society of Ontario, he also holds a Certificate of Qualification from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. Prior and concurrent to his leadership with Battick Legal, Alex worked for Empowerment Squared, Conquer NCAs, and community legal clinics throughout the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

 

His extensive volunteer experience includes supporting the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic and Future Frontiers, serving as a member of the boards of directors of the Rexdale Community Health Centre and United Achievers’ Non-Profit Housing, and supporting students’ academic needs with the McMaster Student Success Centre.

Alex Battick

Diversely experienced, Fearlessly Committed

Principal Lawyer

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Law Student

Kenyah Coombs

Kenyah Coombs has a bachelor’s in psychology and is currently studying law in the UK. She has been active in her school community working alongside the European Law Students’ Association in various roles. Specifically, Kenyah is currently creating an advocacy program focusing on access to technology as a basic human right and raising awareness on an international level. Kenyah also wrote a research paper on the topic of digital technology and its effects on fundamental human rights. She has a passion for writing and hopes to be published in the near future. In her spare time, Kenyah likes to be active in her community by volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a mentor.

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Thought
Leadership

Alex Battick and Battick Legal Advisory are regularly requested to offer expert opinions and insights to a variety audiences across numerous mediums including through events, television, published articles, digital platforms, and other channels.

For inquiries please contact media@batticklegal.ca

 

News Appearances

  • Yahoo News, PDSB supervisor apologizes to parent activist for ‘acts of discrimination and anti-Black racism’ of previous administration, September 24, 2020

  • CBC News, Peel school board files legal action against 'defamatory' Black-advocacy Twitter accounts, June 22, 2020

  • Huffington Post Canada, Black Students Still Face ‘Toxic’ Racism Despite Decades Of ‘Solutions’ In Ontario, September 2, 2020

  • Global News Peel school board ending litigation against Black advocacy Twitter accounts amid criticism, June, 22, 2020 

  • Global News, Peel District School Board trustees call for province to appoint supervisor amid racism allegations, June 17, 2020

  • Global News, Peel school board takes legal action to uncover people behind Black advocacy Twitter accounts, June 21, 2020

  • Toronto Star, ‘You have to walk on eggshells’: Racism taking its toll on the mental health of Black educators at PDSB, October 6, 2020

  • The Pointer, PDSB and its controversial director drop legal threat against Black advocates as new provincial supervisor prepared to order the retreat, June 23, 2020

  • The Pointer, PDSB supervisor apologizes to parent activist for ‘acts of discrimination and anti-Black racism’ of previous administration, September 23, 2020

Publications

  • TVO, Students who cut class shouldn’t end up in court, January 23, 2018

  • TVO, How suspended students are denied due process, February 15, 2018

Speaking

  • Regular speaker for small and large client groups on variety of legal issues, including human rights, student discipline and legal issues in schools.

  • Co-Presenter, Osgoode Professional Development, Advanced Issues in Special Education Law, December 9, 2020

  • Co-Presenter, Ontario Bar Association Education Law Section, Anti-Black Racism and Anti-Indigenous Racism in Schools, September 23, 2020

  • Moderator, Hamilton Education Law Program, Understanding Ontario’s Education System, July 22, 2020

  • Moderator, Hamilton Education Law Program, Anti-Black Racism and Human Rights, July 7, 2020

  • Panelist, Hamilton Community Legal Clinic, Black Youth and Access to Justice, February 5, 2020

  • Moderator, Hamilton Education Law Program, Anti-Black Racism and Human Rights, 

  • Co-Presenter, Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education, OUT! Student Transfers, Exclusions, Refusals to Admit, April 30,2018

  • Presenter, City of Brampton, The Law and You, November 16, 2019