She is a graduate of McGill Law School (B.C.L./LL.B.) and University of Toronto (LL.M.). While in law school, she worked at various legal clinics assisting marginalized communities in Montreal, particularly in the areas of housing, welfare and discrimination law.
After graduating and writing the Quebec Bar, Ms. Cichalewska pursued her interest in criminal law by working on a defense team at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. Among other awards and distinctions, she is the recipient of the McGill Law Golden Key Award, the Houlden & Morawetz Graduate Scholarship, the Daniel Jutras International Graduate Studies Award, the Honourable Justice Morris Fish Award, and the École du Barreau’s International Articling Program Fellowship.
She also worked with Equitas-International Center for Human Rights Education and Lawyers Without Borders, both in Montreal, Quebec.
Before pursuing her Master of Laws (LL.M.) with a Criminal Law Concentration at the University of Toronto, Ms. Cichalewska completed her articles at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, where she worked on law reform and litigation.
Before law school, Ms. Cichalewska competed internationally in Acrobatic Gymnastics.
She is a member of the Quebec Bar and will be called in Ontario in September 2019.