Cherie has passion for teaching, justice services, community advocacy, previous to Mohawk, Cherie taught in paralegal and law clerk programs in colleges across the province. She has worked for the University of Guelph-Humber in the Justice Studies program, as well as Ryerson's Law Practice Pilot program as student mentor and firm supervisor.
Cherie has sat on the Justices of the Peace Review Council for 8 years. She has also worked as a per-diem Assistant Crown Attorney in Toronto and held the position of acting Manager of the Criminal Audit and Policy branch of a national tax law firm and for the Law Society of Ontario. In her spare time, she mentors minority and foreign trained lawyers and sits on a non-profit board as both a Director and heads the scholarship committee.
Cherie holds a Law Clerk diploma from Seneca College, a BA in English and Legal Studies (Carleton), Certificate in Labour Relations from Queen’s University Industrial Relations Centre, and a Certificate in HR Law from Osgoode Hall Law School. She was called to the Bar in 2005 and has practiced in the areas of Criminal law, Regulatory, Civil and Tax defence. She has appeared at all levels of Court in Ontario (Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice, and the Ontario Court of Appeal).
Cherie is currently in the final stages of completing both her Masters in Law specializing in Criminal law, Business and Labour, and Employment (Osgoode); and her Masters in Adult Education and Community Development.