Arij Riahi graduated from McGill's Faculty of Science in 2008 and from Université de Montréal's Faculté de Droit in 2011. While studying law, she was selected to participate in the Laskin Moot Court competition in Canadian constitutional law where she individually ranked in the Top ten of the competition. After a short post-graduation stint in journalism, Arij was called to the Bar in 2014. She then launched her very own criminal law office immediately upon receiving her license to practice.
Fast-paced and witty, Arij has developed a trusted law office with deep roots in its communities and pursuing the values of social justice. Her practice has grown into an established place for local activists, students, and individuals from marginalized communities in Quebec seeking the help of a like-minded attorney. Arij has experience representing people from First Nation communities as well as members of the LGBTQ community in cases raising questions of civil liberties and constitutional rights. She has a particular sensitivity to cases raising questions of racial profiling and mental health.
Arij works and travels to any and all regions of Quebec. Legal aid mandates are accepted.
Jurist and Legal Researcher
After her Master’s Degree in Criminal Law Practice from Université de Sherbrooke, Julie was called to the Quebec Bar in 2017. She practiced briefly as a criminal defense lawyer, representing her clients on a legal aid, pro bono or low bono basis, before deciding to leave the practice to pursue her studies.
While she is currently enrolled in Sociology program with a focus in Feminist studies at Université du Québec à Montréal, Julie works as a consultant and a jurist assisting other lawyers. This alternative career has led hear to work on civil law cases involving racial profiling and sexual assault. In the past, she worked extensively with the Center Research-Action on Race Relations where she accompanied individuals filing police ethics complaints and civil rights complaints.
Julie is particularly interested by files involving racial and social profiling. Her work as auxiliary teaching staff and her internship in a law review environment equipped her with rigorous analytical and research skills. She is now proud to work with the Law Office of Me Arij Riahi with whom she shares similar values of social justice.
Myriam Moussignac has been a member of the Barreau du Québec since 2006. Her vast experience in criminal law and civil litigation strengthens our ability to represent our clients. .