Dayna has returned to Polley Faith as an articling student after summering at the firm last year.
Dayna recently graduated from the University of Ottawa’s Common Law Program. She competed in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in both her 2L and 3L years. She received Honorable Mention for Best Individual Oralist each year, and her teams received Honorable Mentions for their written work. While in law school, she served as the Submissions Manager for the Ottawa Law Review and worked as a division leader and caseworker in the Tenant Division at the school’s Community Legal Clinic. She also worked as a research assistant on issues related to race and racism in Canada’s legal system.
Before law school, Dayna worked as a property manager, overseeing the day-to-day operations of several residential communities. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo.
Dayna anticipates being called to the Ontario bar in 2024.
Yuliya summered with Polley Faith prior to joining the firm as an articling student. She graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law where she focused her studies on advocacy. In her second year, she volunteered at Downtown Legal Services where she worked one on one with individuals charged with criminal or academic offences. Yuliya also participated in the University of Toronto’s Trial Advocacy course where she litigated a mock case before the Superior Court of Justice.
Yuliya also gained valuable research experience during her time at the University of Toronto. In her first year, Yuliya volunteered as a legal research assistant at the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights to aid in a submission regarding the interplay between artificial intelligence and the section 8 privacy rights of Canadians.
Prior to law school, Yuliya graduated with High Honours from Trinity College at the University of Toronto with a double major in Criminology and Psychology and a minor in English. While studying, she worked as a LSAT and MCAT instructor for a leading Test Prep institution.
Zachary is an articling student at Polley Faith. Originally from Montreal, he recently graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law where he was a Senior Editor on the Journal of Law and Equality, Co-Chief Justice of the Callaghan Cup Moot and was a research assistant in property law and constitutional law. Zachary won the subject matter prize in Discrimination Law and his research has been published in the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review. Prior to law school, Zachary completed a B.A. (Hon.) in history and philosophy at U of T.