First black female bencher elected in Toronto

Ever since she was a little girl, Tanya Walker wanted to be a lawyer. The commercial litigator is now set to become the first black female bencher elected to represent Toronto at the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Walker was born in Toronto, but she grew up in Ajax, Ont., the daughter of Jamaican immigrants.

Called to the bar in 2006, after graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School, Walker worked at two different downtown firms before deciding to start her own firm, Walker Law Professional Corporation, in 2010.

She quickly worked off her student debt and bought a condominium downtown within just two years of being called to the bar — something she says took a lot of determination and hard work. The 38-year-old says she inherited her work ethic from her family.

Written by: Alex Robinson: Source: First black female bencher elected in Toronto

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