Jolly Khalil

Jolly is a student at Debs Law, assisting mainly in immigration and refugee law, while completing her law degree at the University of Ottawa.

Jolly started at Debs Law in October 2021 and has thoroughly enjoyed becoming a part of the Debs Law family. She contributes to document reviews, preparation of evidence, research, communication with clients, and more.

She is a people person and enjoys interacting with and advocating for people. Jolly also enjoys good coffee, hiking, gardening, and reading.


BSc, University of Ottawa, Biomedical Science (2017-2021)
JD, University of Ottawa, Common Law Section (2021-2024)

Professional Experience

Jolly began her university career with a degree in Biomedical Science, allowing her to explore how to become analytical and detail-oriented.

Jolly has volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada, in partnership with Innocence Canada, to provide legal education on wrongful conviction. She has presented to dozens of high school students, teaching them about criminal law, the reasons for wrongful conviction, and how wrongful convictions are overturned.

Jolly has also participated in the Nelligan Moot Court Competition at the University of Ottawa. There, she learned about both oral and written advocacy for appeals and gained experience speaking before judges and answering their questions.

She has a love for mentorship and volunteers at her local church, mentoring high school-aged teens, coordinating events, giving presentations, and modelling respect, empathy, and kindness.


Jolly is fluent in French and English and has conversational proficiency in Arabic.