Shaheen Hirani has been appointed to the position of Staff Lawyer. Ms Hirani has been working for CAUT on a limited-term basis as a lawyer since May 1998. Her new appointment is on a permanent basis. Ms Hirani was called to the Ontario Bar in February 1998 and worked for the United Steelworkers of America prior to joining CAUT. As a member of the legal group, Ms Hirani will provide legal services to members under the CAUT Arbitration Service. She will also be developing training programs to assist members in handling of grievances and arbitrations.