Clara Lockhart is thrilled to be returning to Soloway Wright as an articling student. She holds a Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from McGill University’s Faculty of Law. Clara served as an executive committee member of Lawyers Without Borders, McGill’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Committee, Criminal Law McGill and the McGill Journal of Law and Health. She also enjoyed volunteering as a bilingual caseworker for the Legal Information Clinic at McGill. Prior to attending law school, Clara completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Minor in Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Ottawa, with the distinction of summa cum laude. In her spare time, Clara enjoys playing piano, biking in Gatineau Park, and spending time with her dog, Heidi.
Shannon Sweeney returned to Soloway Wright as an articling student in 2022 after completing her summer program with the firm. Shannon received her Juris Doctor from the Queens University Faculty of Law in 2022 and holds a double major in Criminology and Political Science from Western University. Shannon was involved in numerous clubs and volunteer initiatives during her undergraduate degree, including presenting to high school students as a member of the Thames Valley Violence Prevention Program and providing free tutoring sessions. On weekends, Shannon would represent Western in the UGMT mock trial competition and was a finalist. In law school, Shannon was an executive on multiple clubs, including the Queens Law Book Club and the Fertility & Reproduction Law Club. She volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada, where she researched and interviewed youth diversion agencies. Shannon gained experience in various fields prior to law school, including corrections, sales, and insurance. In her spare time, Shannon enjoys spending her time hiking, camping, and horseback riding.
Matthew Cameron joined Soloway Wright in 2022 as an articling student. Matthew graduated from the Queen’s University Faculty of Law in 2022, and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University where he took a double major in Law and Human Rights. Matthew spent time as a Student Caseworker at Queen’s Legal Aid and worked on a number of administrative, civil, and criminal matters. He has also worked in a group home for individuals with disabilities and greatly enjoyed the experience. Outside of work, Matthew enjoys fishing from his kayak and watching baseball. He is an avid fight fan, and first began Thai Boxing close to ten years ago. He has three cats, which even he is willing to admit is a bit much.
Victoria Morvillo is a Juris Doctor candidate from Osgoode Hall Law School. She previously completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice, with a Concentration in Law and Minor in Spanish at Carleton University. Victoria graduated with high distinction and received the Senate Medal for her outstanding academic achievements in her undergraduate program. Prior to law school, Victoria worked at a Criminal Defence law firm. Throughout her undergraduate degree and in law school, Victoria has had a passion for community service. She mentored first-generation university students, volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada, and assisted with the construction of primary school classrooms in Nicaragua and Guatemala. In her spare time, Victoria enjoys participating in many outdoor activities and sports including rugby, backcountry camping, kayaking, swimming, and wakeboarding.
Alison Gondosch is a student in the dual JD/MA program at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. Alison completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona where she completed a triple major in Political Science, French and Sociology. She subsequently obtained her Masters Degree in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University in New York City. As a law student, Alison has participated in multiple moot court competitions and was the President of the Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights (CLAIHR) at the University of Ottawa Law School. Her most unique and interesting experience so far has been her time working on an asparagus and green onion farm during the height of the pandemic. In her spare time, Alison enjoys remaining active and being outside. As a former varsity athlete, she loves volleyball, weightlifting and marathon running.