Vivian Ntiri is an Associate in our Litigation Group in Toronto. She maintains a general litigation practice which includes commercial litigation and medical malpractice.
Vivian received her JD from the Canadian and American Dual JD Program at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. She was an active member of the competitive moot court program, a Citations Editor for the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues, a Student Editor for the Law and Technology Lab (LTEC), and former President of the Black Law Students Association. During the summer after her first year, she completed a summer externship with the City of Detroit Law Department. During her final year of law school, Vivian was elected to the National Executive for the Black Law Students Association of Canada where she served as a regional Vice President.
Vivian holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from McMaster University in Earth and Environmental Science (concentration in aqueous environmental biochemistry), and a minor in Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Prior to law school, she worked at the Canadian corporate head office of an international hospitality management company.
Vivian was called to the Ontario bar and the New York bar in 2018. She is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the New York Bar, the National Bar Association, and the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada.
Vivian co-authored an article with Carole Piovesan on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in adjudication. The article highlights algorithm-based risk assessments in criminal proceedings and was published in The Advocates’ Journal.
- “Adjudicating by Algorithm: The risks and benefits of artificial intelligence in judicial decision-making”, The Advocates’ Journal, Vol. 36:4 (Spring 2018)