Every April members of The Leacock Foundation and guests enjoy an evening of wit and humour in support of the Foundation’s signature academic and leadership programs for underserved youth in Toronto.
For many years the Leacock Debate has relied on the talent of the legal community for its debaters. A number of prominent lawyers have volunteered their time to serve as debaters which have been the key to the event’s success.
This year’s debate will be moderated by the Honourable Beverley McLachlin and the topic is:
Be it Resolved it’s Time for Men to Return to their Rightful Place
Cathal Kelly, and
The Leacock Foundation was founded in 1992, by Peter Oliver, of Oliver and Bonacini Restaurants, a native South African living in Toronto.… Read More
We are pleased to announce that Lynne Vicars has joined the firm as Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer and Senior Counsel and will be based in the firm’s downtown Toronto office.
Lynne is a banker turned lawyer whose extensive experience in both business and complex litigation has fostered a passion for bringing technology to the legal profession. Regarded as a leading eDiscovery lawyer in Canada, Lynne will help ensure Heuristica remains Canada’s leading eDiscovery law firm by employing the latest and most powerful eDiscovery technology and review methodologies.
The 18th Annual Spring Symposium is the premier continuing professional development and networking event for civil litigators. The practical program features the latest developments, strategies, tools and tips for success in a litigator’s practice.
This year’s topics include:
The Year in Review: Key Cases in 2018
Fireside Chat with The Honourable Eleanore A. Cronk
Electronic Trial Advocacy
Keynote Presentation from Andrew J. Savage, Savage Law Firm
Demonstration & Discussion: What Category of Expert is Your Opponent Calling and Why Does it Matter
Reflections on Advocacy with Linda Rothstein
A Question of Advocacy: Handling Questions from the Bench
Evidentiary Issues: What Every Advocate Needs to Know
The symposium will be held in downtown Toronto at the The Carlu from 9:00 to 4:00 on Wednesday, April 24th. … Read More
Over 200 will attend the “Sold Out” OBA Annual Awards Gala in the Crystal Ballroom at the Omni King Edward Hotel in downtown Toronto on April 17th to celebrate the achievements of some of Ontario’s brightest legal stars.
Outstanding members of the profession who have made exceptional contributions to the practice of law in Ontario and to the Ontario Bar Association will be presented with the following awards:
OBA President’s Award:
James Douglas, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Honourable Patricia C. Hennessy, Superior Court of Justice
The symposium is a unique networking conference designed solely for female litigators. Attendees will receive candid advice and practical strategies for the life and practice of a litigator. Panel discussions, round-table mentoring sessions and a post-conference cocktail reception will get attendees connected with colleagues and build support systems.
Conquering the Next Challenge: Lessons Learned from Taking Chances
Overcoming Unconscious Gender Bias
Mentoring Roundtable Discussion: The Importance of Mentorship
Keynote Address: Redefining Success by The Honourable Madam Justice Marina S.