Battick Legal Advisory
Battick Legal Advisory has built our reputation as leaders in Ontario's educational law landscape, providing expert advice and representation in administrative, employment, human rights, and regulatory issues.
We leverage our in-depth understanding of diverse perspectives in the education industry to offer a scope of legal services that transcend traditional boundaries. From conducting thorough workplace investigations and presiding over arbitrations to guiding organizations in risk management, policy drafting, and governance, our multidisciplinary approach provides holistic solutions for organizations, institutions, and individuals across different sectors.
We also serve our community through an expanded set of legal services, which includes youth criminal justice, human rights, landlord and tenant disputes, and notary public and document review services..
Battick Legal is committed to fairness, equity, and the effective administration of just procedure and practices
We are willing to fiercely advocate for those who face difficulty and are challenged by inequity and injustice
Battick Legal operates with integrity and works to ensure the systems it engages with are held to the principles they espouse
We lead from a place of empathy and compassion and have a sincere desire to help and serve
Alex Battick brings a blend of practical innovation and focused problem-solving to his legal practice, which spans various areas of the law, including education, human rights, and employment. Recognized as the 2022 'Young Lawyer of the Year' by the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers, his acumen extends to complex issues that intersect with the public sector.
Understanding that institutions are more than just workplaces, Alex assists a range of clients—from educational institutions and public sector organizations to families and individuals—in realizing the full potential of these environments. He guides them through the development of sound policies and procedures, advises on risk management, and, when required, adeptly handles dispute resolution through mediation and arbitration.
Alex's approach to legal practice is deeply rooted in his academic background. He is a licensed attorney with the Law Society of Ontario and enriches the field as a college law instructor at Humber College, one of Ontario's leading colleges for paralegal studies. He leverages his holistic understanding of the law to offer client-centered, tailored legal solutions.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Alex garnered significant experience in the public sector, imbuing him with an understanding that he utilizes to offer strategic advice to clients dealing with human rights and equity issues. His expertise has made him a go-to advisor for organizations like school boards, municipalities, hospitals, and non-profits seeking to navigate these complex areas.
Beyond his professional commitments, Alex has an enduring commitment to community service. He served for six years on the board of a community health centre and is currently engaged with a non-profit housing corporation and a grassroots organization aimed at the success of Black students in the Peel community.
Alex holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from McMaster University and completed his LLB at City, University of London. He completed his Certificate of Qualification, Law, with the National Committee on Accreditation, Federation of Law Societies of Canada. In his continued quest for justice, Alex Battick remains committed to advancing the legal community, achieving successful client outcomes, contributing meaningfully to societal equity and fairness.
Diversely experienced, fearlessly committed.
Martin Msowoya, BA (Honours), LLB (Honours)
Martin Msowoya is a diligent and detail-oriented graduate, currently serving as a Legal Consultant at Battick Legal Advisory. With a strong academic foundation from City, University of London, where he achieved his Bachelor of Laws with Honours, and Carleton University, where he graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Law with a Concentration in Business Law, Martin has immersed himself in the legal field with a focus on technology, social justice, and community service. His passion for advocacy and justice is reflected in his meticulous approach to client interactions, where he conducts comprehensive interviews with clients, witnesses, and related parties, alongside organizing documentary evidence to build a solid foundation for each case.
In his role at Battick Legal Advisory, Martin excels at conducting legal research, drafting, and reviewing legal documents, and preparing correspondence under the guidance of a principal lawyer. He provides insightful advisement to clients on appropriate routes regarding appeals and hearings, and represents them proficiently in Tribunal and Board Discipline settings. Prior to joining Battick Legal, Martin further honed his skills at City Community Legal Advice Centre (CityCLAC) as a Student Advisor, supporting vulnerable individuals in navigating through legal processes.
Social Media Coordinator
Jennifer Lavergne is deeply rooted in the realm of digital engagement with an extensive background in events, entertainment, and digital marketing. Following her studies at Ryerson University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Jennifer pursued a Music Business program at Humber College, enriching her understanding of digital narratives within the arts and entertainment sector. Her professional journey includes notable roles at lululemon, MLSE (Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership) and Walt Disney World, where she honed her skills in events and community engagement; creating memorable moments internationally. These experiences have equipped Jennifer with a unique perspective on leveraging social media platforms to foster community engagement and enhance brand visibility.
At Battick Legal Advisory, Jennifer’s role as Social Media Coordinator involves crafting compelling digital content that resonates with our clientele and the wider public, making complex legal topics accessible and engaging. Through her diverse experiences and a creative approach to social media engagement, Jennifer continues to play a pivotal role in enhancing our firm’s digital discourse and fostering a robust online community.
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.
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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
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
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