Executive & Committees

We are governed by our Board of Trustees and an Executive Committee led by the President. In addition to the Bench & Bar Committee, the Board also has eight distinct Practice Area Committees (PACs) that reflect the diverse practice areas and experiences of our membership: Corporate/Commercial; Criminal; EDI/Professionalism; Family; Personal Injury; Real Estate; Small Firms/Sole Practitioners/In-house; and Wills, Estates, and Trusts. All committees are led by a Trustee and are comprised of both Trustee and MLA members.

Executive Committee


Jacob Aitcheson

Jake is a Partner in the Plaintiff Personal Injury Group at Lerners LLP. His practice is devoted to helping advance the rights of those injured and disabled across Ontario. Jake has been a Trustee of the Middlesex Law Association since 2016.  In addition to his role as President of the Middlesex Law Association, he is a Director for the Brain Injury Association of London and Region, and a member of Spinal Cord Injury Ontario’s Southwestern Professional Executive Committee.  Jake is a television junkie and an avid sports fan, with a passion for baseball and F1 racing.


Jennifer Wall

Jennifer is a Partner and a Practice Group Leader with the Family Law Group at Harrison Pensa. Her focus is on family law intersecting with trust, corporate, and estates issues. Jennifer is a 2021 Top 20 under 40 recipient for her leadership and mentorship at both the firm and within the legal profession. In addition to her role at Harrison Pensa, Jennifer is an active volunteer in the London community, and teaches at Western Law.


Nicola Circelli


Executive member-at-large

Jacqueline Fortner

Jacqueline is an Associate at Dyer Brown LLP, practicing in Insurance Law. She was called to the Ontario bar in 2016 after obtaining her Juris Doctor from Western University in 2015. Jacqueline has been a Trustee of the Middlesex Law Association since 2018 and also serves on the Board of Directors for the not-for-profit, Investing in Children. Jacqueline enjoys spending time with her children, searching for the best coffee in the city, and testing out new cookie recipes.


Bench & Bar

Rasha El-Tawil, John A. Nicholson, Hilary Jenkins


Lead: Anna Szczurko

Practice Area Subcommittees

Personal Injury
Real Estate
Small Firms/Sole Practitioners/In-house
Wills, Estates, and Trusts

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We continue to actively recruit members to contribute their expertise and voice to the newly-formed subcommittees above. This opportunity will raise your profile within the community, earn you a reputation as a leader in your practice area, and connect you with other lawyers in your field.


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