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Fireside Chat with the Honourable Thomas Cromwell

Posted By Administration, June 18, 2019

Hosted by the Estate, Trust and Family Litigation Group of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
World Exchange Plaza, 100 Queen St. Suite 1300, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J9

Upcoming Fireside Chat with the Honourable Thomas Cromwell at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

You're invited to a
Fireside Chat with the Honourable Thomas Cromwell

On June 27, 2019, the Honourable Thomas Cromwell, Senior Counsel in the Ottawa and Vancouver BLG Offices, will sit down with BLG’s Regional Managing Partner Katherine Cooligan, to discuss his Honour’s distinguished legal career, his work on the Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters, his perspective on the legal profession as a retired jurist, and his views on the challenges facing the next generation of lawyers and judges.

Hosted by the Estate, Trust and Family Litigation Group of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

| The Honourable Thomas Cromwell, Senior Counsel, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Chair | Kathleen McDormand, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP


Thursday, June 27, 2019

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Register at this link or email

Tags:  Community 


Litigation Law Clerk/Paralegal - Soloway Wright LLP

Posted By Administration, June 14, 2019

Full-Time Litigation Law Clerk/Paralegal

For over 70 years, Soloway Wright LLP has been one of the most successful and respected law firms in the National Capital Region and Eastern Ontario. Since opening our doors in 1946, we have established a proud history of serving our clients and community.

Soloway Wright LLP is seeking an experienced Litigation Law Clerk or Paralegal to join its wonderful team of lawyers and staff in our Ottawa office. The ideal candidate will have a Law Clerk Diploma or Paralegal Graduate Certificate coupled with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience. They must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, must demonstrate strong attention to detail and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience providing mentoring to junior law clerks or paralegals would be considered an asset.

If interested in this position please submit your application to Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Tags:  Employment 



Posted By Administration, June 14, 2019
Lyon Family Law is growing - AGAIN! We are looking for a lawyer with 2-4 years experience to join our team. The successful candidate will have experience in Family Law. Outstanding individuals with less experience will also be considered.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter able to endure the not inconsiderable rigours of private practice. You must work well independently and in a team. The preferred candidate will demonstrate excellent communicative, interpersonal, analytical and writing abilities. It goes without saying that you will demonstrate a commitment to excellence both to the law and serving our clients. A sense of humour is essential and the ability to take the issues seriously but not oneself is a must.

Please note that we operate in an Apple computer environment.

Those up to the challenge and interested may submit your resume and any other particulars you feel appropriate by email to Ms. Tracy Bourne at or by fax to (613) 592-1438.

Applications must be received by July 5, 2019.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To learn more about Lyon Family law please visit

Medical and dental benefits are available and the compensation package will be commensurate with experience and the successful candidate’s ability to negotiate.

Tags:  Employment 


Announcing Motions Techniques Presentation

Posted By Administration, June 14, 2019

The Advocacy Club Announces...

Motions Techniques

What: Motion Techniques presented the Advocacy Club way. Presented by Ian McBride and Natalie Scott (both MBC Law). After 45 minutes presentation, participants will be grouped into teams to draft and present a motion.

Where: KPMG Forensic Services, 150 Elgin #1800, Ottawa

When: July 17, 2019 4:00 to 6:00

CPD Credits: 2.0 hours

Restrictions: Participation limited to 24 CCLA and Advocacy Club Members.

Cost: $65 to John Hollander Professional Corp.

How to sign up: Contact John Hollander here.

Payable: here by credit card or Paypal.

Tags:  CPD 


Will Search Notice

Posted By Administration, June 13, 2019
Anyone having knowledge of a Will for the late MICHAEL DARCY DRISCOLL, who died in Ottawa, Ontario on May 10, 2019, is requested to contact Anthony P. McGlynn, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP, 1400-340 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 0A5, by phone at 613-566-2816 or email

Tags:  Wills & Estates 


Corporate Law Clerk

Posted By Administration, June 13, 2019
Full-Time Corporate Law Clerk

For over 70 years, Soloway Wright LLP has been one of the most successful and respected law firms in the National Capital Region and Eastern Ontario. Since opening our doors in 1946, we have established a proud history of serving our clients and community. Soloway Wright LLP is seeking a full-time corporate law clerk to join its wonderful team of lawyers and staff. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 7 years relevant experience, must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, must demonstrate strong attention to detail and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Primary Responsibilities

- Preparation of documents pertaining to incorporations, reorganizations, amalgamations and dissolutions
- Assisting with transactions including mergers, acquisitions and purchases and sales of businesses
- Assist with extra-provincial registrations
- Completion and interpretation of corporate searches (bankruptcy, profile reports, NUANS, litigation, Certificates of Status)
- Preparation and filing of annual returns
- Organizing and managing client files
- Regular correspondence with clients, lawyers and external professionals
- Organizing information required for corporate records, including the maintenance of minute books and preparation of annual resolutions
- Regular data entry using CorpLink software
- Coordinating and preparing registration documents for partnerships and business names

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

- Law Clerk Diploma coupled with a minimum of 7 years experience in the area of corporate law
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong attention to detail and ability to multi task
- Experience using Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
- High level of professionalism and initiative
- Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
- Knowledge of Not-for-Profit Corporations
- Strong knowledge of legal terminology and principles
- Experience with CorpLink is an asset

If interested in this position please submit your application to
Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Tags:  Employment 


Will Search

Posted By Administration, June 13, 2019
Eric L. Honey is looking for a Will for RICHARD BERKELY BUTTERFIELD, late of the City of Ottawa, who died on June 4th, 2019. Please contact Suzanne Honey at or 613 722 2493 if you are in possession of or have any knowledge of a Will for the said RICHARD BERKELY BUTTERFIELD.

Tags:  Wills & Estates 


Per Diem Assistant Crown Attorney

Posted By Administration, June 13, 2019

The Ministry of the Attorney General, Criminal Law Division, Ottawa Crown Attorney’s office is seeking expressions of interest from lawyers who seek opportunities to conduct prosecutions and perform related functions for the Crown Attorney’s office as a Per Diem (fee for service) Assistant Crown Attorney.

Scope of services:
• Provide legal services to the Ministry of the Attorney General by conducting prosecutions for criminal and quasi-criminal offences in the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice
• Provide professional advice to police and related agencies on criminal matters and work cooperatively with other justice sector partners.

• Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada
• Knowledge of the Criminal Code of Canada, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, criminal law procedure, rules of evidence and case law, Good judgement and analytical ability to determine appropriate legal remedies
• Excellent understanding of the role and function of a prosecutor in the criminal justice system in Ontario
• Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communications skills
• Competency using computer technology
• Errors and Omissions Insurance in the amount of $2M

Applications Accepted until: 5pm on 28 June, 2019
Mail Crown Attorney’s office
161 Elgin Street, Suite 3045
Ottawa, ONT K2P 2K1
In Person Yes (address above)

The Ontario Public Service is an equal opportunity employer. We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

PLEASE NOTE: All successful candidates are subject to an enhanced personal security screening check (CPIC) and a Law Society check as a service engagement condition.


La Division du droit criminel du ministère du Procureur général, Procureur de la Couronne d’Ottawa, invite les déclarations d'intérêt des avocats qui recherchent des occasions de mener des poursuites et de remplir d’autres fonctions connexes pour le Bureau du procureur de la Couronne, en tant que procureur de la Couronne adjoint mandaté sur une base journalière (rémunération à l'acte.

Description des services :
• Fournir des services juridiques au ministère du Procureur général en menant des poursuites relativement à des infractions criminelles et quasi criminelles à la Cour de justice de l'Ontario et à la Cour supérieure de justice.
• Fournir des conseils professionnels à la police et à des organismes connexes sur des affaires criminelles, et travailler en collaboration avec d’autres partenaires du secteur de la justice.

Exigences :
• membre en règle du Barreau du Haut-Canada
• connaissance du Code criminel du Canada, de la Charte canadienne des droits et libertés, de la procédure en matière criminelle, des règles de la preuve et de la jurisprudence
• bonne capacité de jugement et esprit d’analyse pour déterminer les recours juridiques appropriés
• excellente compréhension du rôle et de la fonction du poursuivant dans le système de justice pénale de l’Ontario
• excellentes compétences en relations interpersonnelles, en communication et pour la présentation
• compétences informatiques
• assurance erreurs et omissions pour un montant de 2 millions de dollars

Les personnes intéressées doivent faire parvenir une lettre et un curriculum vitae à l’adresse suivante au plus tard à la date de clôture.

Demandes acceptées jusqu’au 28 Juin, 2019 jusqu’à 17h00
Adresse Courriel
Courrier Procureur de la Couronne, ville d’Ottawa, Palais de justice, Pièce 3045, 161, rue Elgin
Ottawa (ON) K2P 2K1
En personne Oui (adresse ci-dessus)

La fonction publique de l'Ontario souscrit au principe de l'égalité des chances. Nous offrirons une adaptation en fonction de vos besoins en vertu du Code des droits de la personne de l'Ontario.

VEUILLEZ PRENDRE NOTE : Comme condition d’embauche, tous les candidats retenus feront l’objet d’un contrôle de sécurité personnelle (CIPC) et d’une vérification auprès du Barreau

Tags:  Employment 


Cavanagh LLP is looking for a new lawyer to join us

Posted By Administration, June 10, 2019

Cavanagh LLP is looking for a new lawyer to join us.

If you:
• are a new call, first or second year lawyer (those finishing their articles are encouraged to apply);
• have civil litigation experience (bonus points if you have insurance defence experience);
• can work in a paperless environment;
• are creative; and
• have a good sense of humour;

you should apply.

Bonus points if you have French language skills.

This is a 14-month contract position. Our office is located on “the strip” in Westboro (i.e., Richmond Road).

Please send your application to Rachel Robert, Director of Human Resources & Administration at as soon as possible and no later than June 21, 2019.

Tags:  Employment 


Announcing Advocacy Club Symposium Series - August 6 to 16

Posted By Administration, June 7, 2019
The Advocacy Club will stage four 2-day symposia to train participants in specific areas of law:

• Family Law, August 6 and 7 at Fauteux Hall, University of Ottawa.
• Employment Law, August 8 and 9 at KPMG Forensic Services, 150 Elgin, Ottawa.
• Statutory Accident Benefits (SABS) claims/defence, August 12 and 13 at KPMG Forensic Services, 150 Elgin, Ottawa.
• Corporate Oppression Litigation, August 14 and 15 at KPMG Forensic Services, 150 Elgin, Ottawa.

Each symposium will focus on techniques, not substantive law. Each will feature:

• Headline presentations by leaders in the field.
• Participation by KPMG Forensic Accountants, both as presenters and as expert witnesses.
• A session on counsel dealing with each other and with self-represented parties to better facilitate litigation and negotiate settlements.
• A session with a leading decision-maker from the Superior Court or LAT.
• Breakout sessions led by experienced counsel. Hands-on learning with feedback from experts, Advocacy Club style!
• 100% of all CPD credits required by the LSO (including EDI).
• Seating is limited.
• Cost is $350 per person per 2-day session, plus HST. Part of the proceeds will support uOttawa (Family Law) and CCLA Renovation Project (Corporate, SABS and Wrongful Dismissal).

Organizers for the Symposium Series are Advocacy Club members Robin Brown (Cavanagh) and Ludmilla Jarda (Nelligan O’Brien Payne). Each session is organized by two Club members who practice in the area covered by the session.

For more information, visit the website here.
or contact Robin Brown here or Ludmilla Jarda here.

Tags:  CPD 


Litigation Law Clerk - Bilingual

Posted By Administration, June 6, 2019

Fasken is a leading international business law and litigation firm. Our firm’s 700 lawyers are located across offices in Vancouver, Surrey, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec City, London, Johannesburg and Beijing. Providing strategic and thoughtful advice in all areas of business law, our broad range of clients include close to half of the Fortune 100 companies, as well as corporate clients, government agencies, regulatory authorities, non-profit bodies and individuals.

We are a high-achieving, professional, entrepreneurial, team-oriented, and friendly place to work. We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and offer a welcoming environment for all people. While we are here to service our clients and are a deadline-driven industry, we look to be innovative, and there are opportunities to participate in initiatives which make a difference in our firm and community.

Achieve excellence doing work that’s challenging and rewarding, with people you’ll like working with, in an environment that’s welcoming, supportive, entrepreneurial and innovative, where you’re a valued contributor, not just an employee. For additional information about the firm or this position, please visit our website at


Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced candidate to fill the position of Litigation Law Clerk in our Ottawa office to assist with file management tasks for Litigation and Labour, Employment & Human Rights matters. Typical tasks may include review and summarization of transcripts, management of undertakings, preparation of bill of costs and cost outlines, support throughout the document discovery phase as well as attendance at client meetings, examinations, hearings and trial. This position will include preparation and filing of materials for Supreme Court of Canada matters.

Hours of work are from 9 am to 5 pm. The successful candidate may be required to work outside of normal business hours in order to meet business and client needs.

Location: Ottawa

At Fasken, success means:
• Confidence and a high degree of comfort in dealing with professionals (partners and associates)
• A demonstrated ability to project manage, and efficiently handle competing and/or shifting priorities
• Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) when dealing with lawyers, clients, staff and third parties
• An acute focus on detail and accuracy as well as a highly developed customer service bias
• An understanding that this is a critical service function and can require a longer day in order to get the job done
• Enjoying working in a fast-paced environment and capable of working under pressure in order to meet deadlines
• Strong drafting skills
• Ability to work independently and be proactive
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of information
• Comfortable with using and learning technology
• Ability to providing coaching and guidance if required.

Primary Responsibilities
• Participate in client meetings
• Conduct file review and analysis
• Draft routine correspondence, memoranda and reports
• Assist in the preparation of originating applications, pleadings, motion records, etc.
• Collaborate with counsel on preparation for examinations for discovery, hearings and cross-examinations on affidavits
• Prepare materials for Supreme Court of Canada matters
• Prepare for and attend at examinations, hearings and/or trial
• Review and summarize transcripts
• Summarize briefs, discovery evidence, affidavits, pre-trial and mediation memoranda
• Manage undertakings and refusals
• Collaborate with E-Discovery professionals to ensure successful management of document discovery phase
• First level document review
• Database management, including searching and organization of electronic client evidence
• Prepare pre-trial conference memoranda
• Prepare bill of costs and assessment material
• Assist with preparation of matter budgets, e-filing, remote exams and appearances
• Organization and management of classified client information.

Required Knowledge and Experience
• College diploma in Law Clerk studies
• A minimum of 5 years of experience functioning as a Law Clerk and performing the duties noted above
• Significant knowledge of relevant work place legislation
• Strong knowledge of the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure required
• Strong knowledge of the Federal Court Rules would be an asset
• Experience providing mentoring to junior/intermediate law clerks would be an asset
• Member in good standing with the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario is preferred
• An equivalent combination of education, training and experience is acceptable
• Familiarity with litigation technology tools such as Relativity and Summation would be an asset
• Knowledge of E-Discovery best practices required
• Bilingualism - English and French is required.

This role reports to the Director, Paraprofessionals, Ontario.

Accessibility and Accommodation
It is important to our Firm that all its members, including those with disabilities, find our workplace to be welcoming and supportive. Reasonable accommodations are available on request for candidates with disabilities taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Background and Reference Checks

Any offer of employment may be conditional upon full background checks including a criminal record check, a credit check and employment and educational verifications. A reference check will also be conducted.

Your Application
Qualified candidates are asked to submit their application by e-mail to Please indicate the position you are applying for in your cover letter. We appreciate hearing from all qualified candidates, however, only those applicants whose background and experience match our requirements will be contacted. No telephone calls, please.


Tags:  Employment 


FOLA Real Estate Update - June 2019

Posted By Administration, June 6, 2019
Please click here to view the FOLA Real Estate Update for June 2019.

Tags:  Community 


Cornerstone Housing for Women’s Summer Mixer

Posted By Administration, June 6, 2019
Cornerstone Housing for Women is Ottawa’s largest provider of emergency shelter to women at risk of homelessness.

To kick off summer with some good vibes, the Cornerstone Young Professionals Advisory Board is hosting a mixer! Come enjoy a custom Cornerstone cocktail and tasty eats while mingling with a diverse group of peers. Our events always combine fun and social good, and this time we're raising funds for a new refrigerator for Cornerstone's emergency shelter. Our goal is $3,000 - help us achieve this by getting your ticket for June 13!

Perfect networking for young lawyers - and their friends!

Date: Thursday, June 13
Time: 5-8pm
Location: Common Eatery, 380 Elgin Street
Tickets: Price $35

Buy your ticket here.

Includes a drink, small bites and $10 donation to Cornerstone

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn:

Tags:  Community 

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Legal Counsel (12 months)

Posted By Administration, June 4, 2019

Legal Counsel, Legal Innovation Team (12 month contract)

EDC is Canada’s export credit agency, offering information, knowledge and innovative commercial solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business. We take on risk so Canadian businesses can take on the world.

When you join our team, you’ll be helping Canadian companies bring their vision, passion and innovation to the global marketplace. Your knowledge and expertise will support more than 10,000 Canadian companies and their customers in as many as 200 markets worldwide. You’ll work shoulder-to-shoulder with the best and brightest in an inclusive, collaborative environment that fosters professional development and success. And you’ll know that you’re making a difference every day—for companies, for Canada and for the people you work with.

Year after year, EDC has been recognized as a Top 100 and Top Family-Friendly Employer.


EDC is seeking a team and solution-oriented corporate, commercial lawyer to join its Legal Services division of approximately 27 lawyers who provide a wide range of legal services to the Corporation.

EDC’s Legal Services is a dynamic, client-oriented environment, supporting EDC’s range of activities and services. Legal Services provides legal representation and assistance for all of its product offerings including loans and insurance transactions and knowledge business products. As well, the team supports its procurement and marketing activities.

The successful candidate will provide advice to the Corporation primarily supporting strategic alliance and partnership arrangements, e-commerce initiatives, and marketing and procurement and licensing activities.

Key Responsibilities

Key responsibilities would include the following; however, lawyers are expected to handle a broad range of business needs that may not be fully summarized below:

• Involvement in all aspects of an undertaking from the development and structuring of a transaction to the negotiation and documenting of the arrangement.
• Identify issues in file matters requiring consideration of appropriate risk mitigation measures and corporate perspective and knowledge.
• Draft legal documentation.
• Provide legal advice on various matters of law pertaining to the activities of EDC, such as EDC's rights and obligations under EDC contracts, interpretation of internal documentation and policies in areas of specialty, advice on authorization and compliance requirements, including interpreting the Export Development Act, the Financial Administration Act and other relevant statutes.
• Retain and supervise the services of outside counsel (both foreign and domestic).
• Review and comment on outside counsel's documents and advice, relating to undertakings in which the Corporation is or proposes to become involved.
• Proactively support the Corporation, the legal and business teams through collaboration and team work.

Screening Criteria

• Undergraduate degree in Law or related discipline
• Applicants must be licensed by a Canadian provincial bar and in good standing to practice law as a barrister and solicitor in any Canadian province or territory
• Minimum of 5 years of relevant commercial experience having regard to the position described above
• Strong communication skills (written and verbal), including strong drafting skills
• Demonstrated ability to multitask and to be able to manage a high volume of tasks and transactions effectively and efficiently
• Working knowledge of legal services principles and practices

Skills and Knowledge

• Strong creative and critical thinking skills to apply to a variety of complex issues and to provide advanced solutions
• Proactive lawyering and risk mitigation skills acquired in a commercially oriented, dynamic environment
• Strong judgment and decision-making qualities, and collaborative in soliciting the input of others, both within the legal team and outside the team where appropriate
• Strong influencing and negotiation skills to deal with conflicting and complex areas
• Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills
• Strong planning and project management skills


• Functional knowledge of Procurement, Privacy, CASL and E-Commerce laws and procurement contracts including software licensing agreements together with knowledge of market or best practices for these types of contracts
• Bilingual in both official languages (English and French)

Salary Range

• $102,000 - $154,000


• Ottawa

How to apply

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application deadline: June 14, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST on

EDC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities. If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require special accommodation.

Candidates must meet the requisite government security screening requirements.

Tags:  Employment 


Junior Legal Assistant

Posted By Administration, June 4, 2019
Allan Snelling LLP is looking for a new graduate from a legal assistant or law clerk program to join our firm. You will work towards growing your legal skills by providing general administrative, reception and clerical support to the office. Knowledge of computers and relevant software applications is required. A willingness to be part of a team is essential, also excellent customer service principles and practices are required. We have an excellent benefits package and working environment. Resumes should be sent to

Tags:  Employment 


Family Law "Summer School" CLE Day

Posted By Administration, June 4, 2019
Join Lisa Sharp, Jennifer Reynolds, and friends for our infamous summer CLE day!

DATE: June 26, 2019

TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Tom Brown Arena Hall, 141 Bayview Road

COST: $60.00

This year's theme is "Everything you want to know but are afraid to ask!" We invited experts in other areas of law to speak to us about the top things family lawyers need to know about what they do. Anticipated topics include:

- What to do if your client is arrested
- Tax implications of divorce and separation
- Dividing business assets
- Immigration issues
- Wills and estate planning considerations
- Real estate

We will also have a presentation on unconscious bias in family law.

CLE CREDITS: We are applying for EDI credits. We do not anticipate any Professionalism hours this year.

PARKING: There's lots of parking available on site.

FOOD: Lunch is provided - please let us know below if you have any dietary needs. There will also be continental breakfast, some afternoon snacks, and coffee, tea, and non-coffee/tea drink options available throughout the day.

COST: $60.00, payable upon registration by email transfer to Lisa Sharp ( or Jennifer Reynolds (

Register Here: Family Law "Summer School" CLE Day

Tags:  CPD 


We’re Hiring! Associate Position – Johnston Family Law

Posted By Administration, June 4, 2019
The team at Johnston Family Law is looking to expand our small but passionate group of lawyers. Our ideal candidate is hardworking, energetic, and looking to grow their family law practice in the Westboro area of Ottawa.

Who: Candidates with 2-10 years of experience in Family Law.

We are looking for a person with:

• An understanding of the Family Law Rules
• Litigation Experience
• Experience drafting pleadings, separation agreements, and domestic contracts
• Solid organizational skills
• A team player

While we are ideally looking for an experienced candidate, we are willing to mentor a new call if you are the right fit for our team. Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to Beverley Johnston at All applications will be kept strictly confidential.

Tags:  Employment 


Responding to Legal Aid Budget Cuts

Posted By Administration, June 3, 2019

“The most advanced justice system in the world is a failure if it does not provide justice to the people it is meant to serve.”
Beverley McLachlin, Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada

The government of Ontario is cutting funding to Legal Aid Ontario by $133 million this year, with further cuts next year. It’s a huge cut. It will affect everyone seeking justice who requires legal aid assistance. It will affect all front-line lawyers and paralegals, private and public.

Click here to link to this article: 'Cruel' Legal Aid Cuts Will Further Erode Ontario's Criminal Justice System

Budget cuts will affect people needing criminal defence and family law representation; tenants at risk of housing eviction; people needing local legal help to access basic needs income support benefits; recent immigrants and refugees; and people with disabilities.

Between Ottawa’s private bar, the staff of our community legal clinics, and the lawyers and paralegals at Legal Aid Ontario, we serve tens of thousands of legally vulnerable people. The Canadian Bar Association found that for every dollar spent on legal aid, governments save an average of $6 elsewhere.

We invite you to join us at a rally against provincial budget cuts on Friday, June 7 at 5:00 p.m. Click here for information. Ottawa’s legal clinics and our partners are meeting at 4:45 p.m. across the street (north-east corner of Elgin and Laurier) from the Ottawa Courthouse.

Please also click here to visit the “stop the legal aid cuts” website and to take quick action.

Thank you for adding your voices to respond to the legal aid budget cuts.

Gary Stein
Executive Director
Community Legal Services of Ottawa / Services juridiques communautaires d’Ottawa
613-733-0140 x. 6022

 Attached Files:

Tags:  Community 


FOLA Submissions to LSO - Access to Justice, Conflict of Interest Rules

Posted By Administration, June 3, 2019
Please click on the links below to view the FOLA submissions to the Law Society of Ontario:

1. LSO Submission – Amendments to Conflict of Interest Rules – May 2019;
2. LSO Access to Justice Submission May 2019

Tags:  Community 


Announcing Motions Techniques Presentation

Posted By Administration, May 29, 2019

The Advocacy Club Announces...

Motions Techniques

What: Motion Techniques presented the Advocacy Club way. Presented by Ian McBride and Natalie Scott (both MBC Law). After 45 minutes presentation, participants will be grouped into teams to draft and present a motion.

Where: KPMG Forensic Services, 150 Elgin #1800, Ottawa

When: July 17, 2019 4:00 to 6:00

CPD Credits: 2.0 hours

Restrictions: Participation limited to 24 CCLA and Advocacy Club Members.

Cost: $65 to John Hollander Professional Corp.

How to sign up: Contact John Hollander here.

Payable: hereby credit card or Paypal.

Tags:  CPD 


Associate Position - Rasmussen Starr Ruddy LLP

Posted By Administration, May 29, 2019
Rasmussen Starr Ruddy LLP is a well-respected mid-sized, full-service Ottawa law firm. We are seeking a litigation lawyer with 1-2 years of experience to join our team. New calls are welcome to apply.

The ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills with experience in commercial litigation, construction law, and employment law. Bilingualism would be an asset. This is an excellent career opportunity for someone who has strong interpersonal skills and welcomes the opportunity to work hard and be part of a dynamic team. We offer competitive compensation, benefits and a collegial work atmosphere.

We thank all interested candidates. Only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please respond, in strict confidence, to

Tags:  Employment 


Mediation, Med-Arb and Community Engagement Workshops - July 2019- Kingston

Posted By Administration, May 29, 2019
Canadian Centre of Conflict Management - 2019 Summer Institute in Kingston Ontario

Foundational Conflict Management & Mediation   July 29-August 2.

Med-Arbitration     July 30-31

Stakeholder & Community Engagement   August 1-2

Interested in building new or enhancing your existing skills in effective conflict management and community engagement? The Canadian Centre for Conflict Management extends a warm invitation for you to join us at Queen’s University this summer, July 29th - August 2nd, 2019 with a choice of three exceptional courses.

All workshop sessions include short lectures, small group discussions, and practice exercises that will provide participants with practical and pragmatic skills for success. Held on the beautiful Queen’s University campus in Kingston, there will be abundant opportunities to hold informal out-of-class discussions with faculty, and to network with other workshop participants. Premium residence accommodations are available at Brant House, Queen’s University for the very affordable rate of $109.00/night. More information about The Summer Institute and the course offerings may be found at or

Tags:  CPD 


Movie Night for LAWBUILD

Posted By Administration, May 28, 2019
Come out to the movies with your friends, colleagues and family.

Habitat for Humanity Law Build campaign is hosting a movie night at the Mayfair theatre, screening:

A Time to Kill
- a crime drama based on a John Grisham novel. Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Matthew McConaughey, and Kevin Spacey star, with Oliver Platt, Ashley Judd, Kiefer and Donald Sutherland, and Patrick McGoohan. Set in Mississippi, the film involves a rape, the arrest of the rapists, their subsequent murder by the girl's father, and the father's trial for murder. A great movie and a riveting courtroom drama.

Tickets are $25 with funds going to support the construction of one of the Habitat homes being built at the Leacross Landing development in Orleans.
Thanks to your generous support, Habitat Law Build has raised $80,700 so far of the $100,000 needed to pay for one of these homes.

Lawyers, Judges, Paralegals, Students, Colleagues, Friends and family are all welcome.

Thursday, June 20, 2019
doors open at 6 PM; movie starts at 6:20 PM

Mayfair Theatre
1074 Bank St. near Sunnyside

E. Jane Murray

Tickets can be purchased online at

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FOLA – Post-Plenary Report

Posted By Administration, May 24, 2019
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LITIGATION Legal Assistant Position

Posted By Administration, May 24, 2019
LITIGATION Legal Assistant Position – Cavanagh LLP

We are searching for a great new legal assistant.

We are a small, busy, civil litigation firm. We practise in the areas of insurance law, professional liability, personal injury and employment law.

Our offices are located in Westboro, across the street from a Starbucks, and a couple of blocks down from a Bridgehead and Equator Coffee (in case these things make or break your work experience).

Our new legal assistant will have a minimum of five years’ experience as an assistant in civil litigation and will be capable of working in a paperless office with the use of various litigation support software programs. The candidate we will choose for this position will have strong writing and computer skills. They will be organized and able to multi-task and to work independently. The ability to work in French, while not an essential job requirement, is valued, as is a sense of humour!

This is a full-time permanent position with a competitive salary and benefits package.

Please send your resume to our firm’s Director of Human Resources and Administration, Rachel Robert at by June 7, 2019.

We thank everyone for their interest, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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