Payment Options

You can pay your invoice using one of the following methods:

 

  1. Interac e-Transfer: Send funds to payments@paliareroland.com. Please ensure to provide the invoice number and password details to payments@paliareroland.com
  2. Electronic Fund Transfer: Send requests for banking details to payments@paliareroland.com with subject line “Request for EFT details” or contact Paula Wright at 416-646-7406
  3. Credit Card via telephone (Visa or Mastercard only):
    Contact Paula Wright at 416-646-7406
  4. PayPal: We accept all major credit cards through the PayPal portal. To begin, please enter the information required in the fields below:

Accepted credit cards:

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover cards

You can provide the firm with funds to be held in trust using one of the following methods:

 

  1. Interac e-Transfer: Send funds to trustpayments@paliareroland.com. Please ensure to state your name, file matter number and password details to trustpayments@paliareroland.com.
  2. Credit Card via telephone (Visa or Mastercard only): Contact Paula Wright at 416-646-7406
Associate

Kate Shao

B.A., (Hons.), J.D.

Kate Shao is an associate with a developing litigation practice focused on union-side labour and employment law. She has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Ontario Labour Relations Board, Grievance Settlement Board, and Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, as well as private labour arbitrations. Kate regularly provides advice and counsel on matters of progressive discipline, discrimination, and collective agreement interpretation.

 

Kate is a passionate advocate for human rights and social justice. She has written and spoken on issues of race, gender, and identity. Kate is currently on JAYU’s Board of Directors and has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Chinese National Council (Toronto Chapter).

 

Prior to joining Paliare Roland in 2021, Kate worked in the City of Toronto’s Legal Services Division and Human Rights Office, and began her career at a leading labour and employment law firm.

Education

  • University of Toronto, J.D., 2017
  • Queen's University, B.A. (Hons.), 2014

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 2018

Professional Affiliations

  • The Advocates' Society
  • Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers

Awards and Honours

  • Best Lawyers in Canada - Ones to Watch - Labour and Employment Law
  • Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) Omatsu Scholarship - 2015

Community Involvement

  • Board Member – JAYU

  • Former Board Member – Chinese Canadian National Council (Toronto Chapter)

Presentations

  • Presenter –  Perspectives for Addressing the Rise in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes – Conference of Minority Transportation Officials – May 25, 2021

  • Presenter – Anti-Asian Racism and You: How to Respond at Work – Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre and the Nail Technicians’ Network – May 21, 2021

  • Presenter – Resilience Dialogue: Public Service and Racism – PROTECH – December 17, 2020

  • Presenter – Mental Health, Asian Canadian Identity, and the Legal Profession – University of Toronto Faculty of Law – Asia Law Society – November 12, 2020