Silmy Abdullah was called to the Ontario bar in 2013. She holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Ottawa and a Masters degree in Sociology and Equity Studies from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining SALCO, Silmy was a staff lawyer at an organization that works to end violence against women, where she focused on public legal education, research and law reform. Silmy is also a passionate fiction writer and is currently working on a collection of shorts stories. In 2016, she completed a six month mentorship with Canadian author, Lawrence Hill under Toronto’s Diaspora Dialogues program for emerging writers. At SALCO, Silmy practices primarily in the areas of Immigration and Poverty law and provides services to clients in Bangla, Hindi, Urdu and English.