Sameha Omer obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa in 2016 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2017. She obtained her B.H.Sc. from University of Ontario Institute of Technology in 2010 and her M.Sc. from University of Western Ontario in 2013.
Prior to joining NCCM, Sameha articled at a national intellectual property law firm in Ottawa. Following articling, she practiced as an intellectual property lawyer at an Ottawa-based IP firm. She has experience assisting clients with matters before an administrative tribunal and has represented clients before the Federal Court of Canada.
During law school, Sameha was a mentor and actively engaged in the Women’s Legal Mentorship Program and the Muslim Law Students Association. During her undergraduate studies, she was involved with providing and advocating for support services for Muslim students and fostering community awareness and education on issues impacting Canadian Muslims. Her interest in human rights and civil liberties with respect to minority populations and bringing about social change and legal reform has led her to join NCCM, where her role focuses on projects relating to strategic litigation, interventions in court proceedings, and advocacy.