Alayna practices at Mann Lawyers in Ottawa, where she focuses on employment, human rights, and labour law for employers, employees, service providers, and patrons. She serves on the Human Rights Committee of the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM).
Her post-secondary education began at Harvard University, where she graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature and Language. In 2006 she completed her Bachelor of Laws at the University of Western Ontario. She was called to the bar in 2007 and within a year focused her practice solely on employment, labour, and human rights. She received her Executive Certificate in Conflict Management from the Stitt Feld Handy Group and University of Windsor Faculty of Law in 2017.
Throughout her practice, she has been involved with the Ontario Bar Association where she assists in the realization of continuing legal education programs, social events, and community volunteer projects. She wrote a paper entitled, “Islamophobia: How to Identify it, Remedy It, and Rally Against it – A Primer for Lawyers” and spoke on it at their Annual Human Rights Update in 2016. She was the recipient of their Linda Adlam Manning Award for volunteerism in 2011.
In 2016, Alayna received the County of Carleton Law Association’s Regional Senior Justice Award for outstanding contributions to the profession and the community in the first ten years of practice. She remains active in the community as a Scout leader and a Board member of Christie Lake Kids.