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Summer Student Position - OLLIP P.C. - July-Aug. 2020

Posted By Administration, 41 minutes ago

OLLIP P.C. is seeking to hire one (1) summer student to work with its Ottawa Office for July 2020 to August 2020 (exact start and end dates to be negotiated). Students should note that in light of the exceptional and continuously evolving situation around COVID-19, the Firm is equipped to work remotely.

About the Firm

OLLIP P.C. is a boutique law firm specializing in intellectual property and technology law. As a leading Canadian IP agency and an established law firm since 1996, some of Canada’s and the world’s leading brand owners rely on us to handle their IP. We help our clients prepare, file, prosecute, protect and renew their IP rights.

Summer Program Description

• OLLIP P.C. seeks to hire a summer student to work in its Ottawa Office for approximately eight (8) weeks, from July 2020 to August 2020 (exact start and end dates to be negotiated)
• Preference will be given to students who have completed their second year (2L) of law school
• Students are involved in strategy, research and preparation of legal documents. They will also be exposed to various aspects of intellectual property practice, including:

o Copyright;
o Expungement proceedings;
o Licensing;
o Litigation;
o Trademark prosecution/opposition; and
o Trade secrets.

Submitting Your Application

To apply, please submit your application via email only at

Preference will be given to applicants who have taken, or have equivalent experience in, the following courses: i) administrative law, ii) civil procedure, iii) evidence, and iv) a basic IP course. However, students who have not taken these courses may still apply.

Application Deadline: June 15, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

• Kindly submit the following: cover letter, resume, and a copy of all post-secondary transcripts, merged into one document in PDF format. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
• Reference letters are not required.
• The subject line of the email must indicate: Summer Position 2020- Law School GPA - and one word that describes a special skill/talent which the applicant possesses.
• The cover letter format must be in size 12 font, 1-inch margins, and must not exceed one page in length.
Cover letters are to be addressed to Ms. Julie Daet, Recruitment Chair & Associate Lawyer.

Tags:  Employment 


Cavanagh LLP finds a Silver Lining in the COVID-19 Cloud

Posted By Administration, 3 hours ago
Cavanagh LLP is thrilled to welcome Loretta Beauchamp as the newest lawyer member of its team effective June 1, 2020. Loretta has been practising in the area of civil litigation in Toronto since her call to the bar in 2019. We are delighted that Loretta has decided to return home to Ottawa where we know she will be welcomed warmly (but at a distance) by our legal community. We look forward to introducing you to Loretta virtually!

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CABL - Ottawa May 2020 Newsletter

Posted By Administration, 5 hours ago
Please click here for the latest issue of the May 2020 CABL-Ottawa Newsletter.

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Addition of Environmental Group

Posted By Administration, May 27, 2020
Mann Lawyers LLP is excited to welcome Michael Hebert and Cheryl McLuckie to our firm on June 1st, 2020. Michael and Cheryl will be continuing their environmental law practice, which offers a new practice area for our firm and clients, and their skills and experience will be welcome additions to our commercial litigation practice. “Michael and Cheryl’s vast experience in environmental law and commercial litigation serve to bolster our commercial litigation group and make it one of the finest in the country,” says Andre Martin, Co-Managing Partner.

In Michael’s 35 years of involvement in complex commercial and environmental litigation he has pioneered innovative thinking and has had several leading decisions. His expertise in the environmental law world is widely recognized. Michael and Cheryl’s cases offer up some ground breaking precedents. Their challenging files have seen them make appearances at all levels of Ontario’s courts and administrative tribunals, as well as before the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Michael has managed to not just follow law but to make it and we look forward to the trend continuing. Continue to follow our growth at

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Legal Administrative Assistant - Litigation - Personal Injury Law

Posted By Administration, May 26, 2020
MCNALLY GERVAN LLP is a boutique law firm specializing in personal injury litigation on behalf of plaintiffs. We make it our priority to produce high quality work and at the same time provide a very collegial and friendly work environment.


We are seeking an ambitious, detail oriented individual to work directly with one of our partners and a law clerk as part of a litigation team. The successful candidate will perform a wide variety of legal and administrative duties.


Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

• Preparing file opening materials and routine correspondence.
• Managing a partner’s calendar including limitation dates.
• Writing for productions and managing undertakings.
• Scheduling of client meetings, examinations for discovery, and mediations.
• Arranging for the service or filing of documents.
• Serving documents and briefs and electronic filing of incoming documents.
• Preparing draft affidavits of documents and accounts.


• Minimum 2 years of litigation experience preferably in personal injury law
• Proficiency with Word, Outlook, Excel, PCLaw and other office productivity applications such as Adobe, Zoom, SecureDocs, Microsoft Teams
• Good verbal and written communication skills in English
• Superior interpersonal skills to interact with employees, lawyers, clients and external agencies
• Excellent writing skills, including proper spelling, grammar and punctuation
• Superior time management skills, multitasking skills and the ability to prioritize tasks with minimal supervision to ensure deadlines are met.
• Ability to work well under pressure and be client oriented
• Professional, responsive and positive work attitude is crucial


Competitive salary, commensurate with experience, along with the firms Life Insurance, LTD, Group Health and Dental Benefits package.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter to our Director of Administration, Barbara Fisher, at

We thank all applicants for their interest in McNally Gervan; however, only chosen applicants will be contacted. McNally Gervan is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment, and we welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities and people with diverse backgrounds, identities, and cultures. For candidates with disabilities, accommodations are available upon request in all phases of the selection process.

Tags:  Employment 


Will Search - David Stephan Ozsvari

Posted By Administration, May 25, 2020


On behalf of the deceased’s sister, we request that anyone with information regarding the Last Will and Testament of:

David Stephan Ozsvari

Date of death: April 20, 2020
Last resided at: 2504 Thorson Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario

Please Contact:

ARCHI LAW OFFICE (Donald A. Archi or his assistant Margaret)
80 Brant Avenue
Brantford, ON N3T 3H1

Telephone: 519-751-3101
Fax: 519-751-0347

Tags:  Wills & Estates 


Will Search - Ross Campbell Richards

Posted By Administration, May 25, 2020
The family of Ross Campbell Richards (formerly of Assiniboine Drive, Nepean and Barryvale Road, Calabogie), deceased April 6, 2020, is searching for his last will and testament. If you have information regarding the whereabouts of a will for Ross Campbell Richards please contact Steve Richards and Christine McLeod-Richards.

Tags:  Wills & Estates 


Will Search – Ralph Eric Halliger

Posted By Administration, May 25, 2020
I have been asked to assist with a search to determine whether there is a Last Will for the late RALPH ERIC HALLIGER of Ottawa, Ontario. His date of birth is September 12, 1961 and date of death is April 15, 2020.

Anyone having information pertaining to a Will for the late RALPH ERIC HALLIGER should contact Douglas D. Buchmayer, Barrister & Solicitor, at the following email address or contact by telephone at the Law Offices of Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP, at (613) 786-0231.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Tags:  Wills & Estates 


Downtown Law Office Space for Rent

Posted By Administration, May 20, 2020
Downtown law office spaces for rent in spacious heritage home
2 offices with 3 additional assistant workspaces available
On site parking for 2 staff and visiting clients
Staffed reception area, meeting rooms and boardroom
Multiple kitchenettes and a staff dining area
Collegial work environment, some referrals possible
Immediate occupancy available
Please contact Alisa Lafontaine at

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Funding for Programme de pratique du droit renewed for five more years!

Posted By Administration, May 14, 2020

Funding for Programme de pratique du droit renewed for five more years!

The Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, is pleased to confirm that funding for the Programme de pratique du droit (PPD) has been renewed until 2025.

The program is offered at only two Ontario universities, the University of Ottawa (in French) and Ryerson University (in English). It offers those who hold an undergraduate law degree (JD or the equivalent) a pathway to licensing through the Law Society of Ontario. Established as a pilot project in 2013, the program has been an unqualified success — it is being offered for a seventh consecutive year.

The PPD at uOttawa is known for its rich content, rigorous and full training, and personalized approach that enables each candidate to be closely supervised during this stage of his or her development. The program was created in French by francophones in the field to prepare future lawyers to better serve their community and excel in their career in both official languages. It builds on a network of over 300 lawyers from Ontario’s francophone community and brings practical benefits to the community (for example, legal clinics).

The University of Ottawa and Ryerson University have both developed their programs according to their communities’ requirements and their own values. They offer different training that meets the diverse needs of the Ontario legal community.
With the evolution of the legal profession, candidates must have the benefit of good alternative solutions to the regular licensing process, to acquire the skills they seek. Today, legal careers no longer follow a straight path — those in the profession have a multitude of job possibilities.

“The Law Society is pleased to support the Law Practice Program and Programme de pratique du droit (LPP/PPD). The LPP and PPD are innovative programs that have successfully demonstrated the effectiveness of offering multiple licensing pathways, while upholding rigorous competence standards. The programs are responsive to the access to justice needs of the diverse communities we serve.”

- Sheena Weir, executive director, external relations and communications, Law Society of Ontario

Congratulations to all those — professors, members of the Ontario francophone legal community, students and support staff — who have contributed to the success of the Programme de pratique du droit. This funding renewal speaks to your success.

To all lawyers who want to have an impact on tomorrow’s legal profession: make the most of the training, talks and networking opportunities the PPD offers!

And to graduates who wish to enjoy the richest, fullest experience with an eye towards licensing or would like to develop hands-on skills to stand out in the job market: the PPD might just be the ideal solution for you. Learn more about the PPD or email Christiane Saad at

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2020 Catzman Award for Professionalism and Civility

Posted By Administration, May 14, 2020
Nominations for the Catzman Award for Professionalism and Civility are now being accepted. The Catzman Award was created in 2008 by the Catzman Family together with The Advocates’ Society and the Chief Justice of Ontario’s Advisory Committee on Professionalism. It’s awarded in memory of the Honourable Marvin A. Catzman of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

This annual Award recognizes individuals who demonstrate the qualities exemplified by Justice Catzman throughout his distinguished career, including:

· An exemplary knowledge of the law;

· Integrity, fairness and civility;

· Generosity of time and expertise, with a commitment to mentorship and/or legal education; and

· Dedication to the highest ideals of the legal profession

The recipient must be a lawyer in good standing with The Law Society of Ontario and is not required to be a member of The Advocates’ Society. The Award will be presented at the Opening of the Courts in September 2020 and acknowledged at The Advocates' Society End of Term Dinner in June 2021. Nominations will be accepted online until May 29, 2020. Click here for more information.

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Freelance or Short-Term Contract Opportunities for Students

Posted By Administration, May 7, 2020
Hiring tech savvy, focused and motivated law students on a contract basis is an economic way of ensuring that you can continue to meet the demands of your clients in these unprecedented times. We understand that employers are facing significant financial pressures during the current COVID-19 pandemic and that as you weather this storm, keeping on top of client files is more important than ever. We also know that some students have had offers of articling or summer employment rescinded due to the serious financial impact of the pandemic.

The University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law is launching a new initiative to pair employers in need of short-term support with students eager to build on their practical experiences. Starting now, the Career and Professional Development Centre will post freelance or short-term contract opportunities for students. These contracts could, for example, be for a single piece of research, remunerated on an hourly basis, with a set number of hours allocated to the work.

Our intention is to support those in the profession that may need short term assistance but cannot commit to hiring a student full-time for the 2020 summer. These opportunities will also provide students in the legal community with an excellent opportunity to gain freelance experience, build their entrepreneurial skills, and put their practical legal skills to good use while earning some modest remuneration.

If you would like to post a short-term opportunity, please fill out the form. We will make the information available to our students. Please reach out to the Chantal Riendeau ( at the Career and Professional Development Centre with any questions.

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Will Search - Roger Jean Giroux

Posted By Administration, May 5, 2020
I have been asked to assist with a search to determine whether there is a Last Will for the late ROGER JEAN GIROUX of Ottawa, Ontario. His date of birth is June 20, 1930 and date of death is March 21, 2020.

Anyone having information pertaining to a Will for the late ROGER JEAN GIROUX should contact Jolyane Boivin, Barrister & Solicitor, at the following email address or contact by telephone at the Law Office of Mazerolle & Lemay, at (613) 746-5700.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Tags:  Wills & Estates 


Office Premises for Lease

Posted By Administration, May 4, 2020

111 Sherwood Drive, Unit B, Ottawa

- +/- 1,634 sq ft GROUND floor

--Dow’s Lake area - between Preston St. and Ottawa Civic Hospital; block north of Carling Ave.

--on-site free parking

--tasteful existing improvements, including kitchenette and washroom

- designated reception area, boardroom,

- three-assistant workspace,

- four offices; separate supply area

- basement storage space available

- certain furnishings purchase negotiable

--$4,900/month plus hydro plus HST

- available June 1, 2020 or TBD

Contact – Kim 613-722-7788


Tags:  Office Space 


Call for Volunteers – uOttawa Pro Bono COVID 19 Employment Law Clinic

Posted By Administration, April 21, 2020

La version française suit la version anglaise

Are you looking to contribute in the face of the COVID-19 crisis? We need your help if you have employment law experience or if you have employment law precedents that you are willing to share.

What: Ottawa volunteer lawyers are joining forces with uOttawa law students to create a virtual Pro Bono Employment Law Clinic.

Purpose: The Clinic will provide (1) Pro Bono legal services to people facing unemployment who cannot afford a lawyer and (2) an experiential learning opportunity for law students.

Clinic Structure:

1. Practitioners will be paired with law students taking the Employment Clinic Internship.

2. The Clinic will confirm the limited retainer and client ID virtually, and will schedule the intake meeting by phone, etc.

3. Each lawyer/law student pair will conduct the intake meeting remotely.

4. The law student will prepare a case assessment and, as required, a legal opinion, to be reviewed by the lawyer.

5. The legal opinion will be given and presented to the client remotely.

6. If requested, the law student will prepare the demand letter to be reviewed by the lawyer.

7. If requested and required, the law student will prepare a Statement of Claim in the name of the client, to be reviewed by the lawyer.

8. The retainer will expire with the preparation of the pleading which the client can file as a self-represented litigant.

9. Our objective is to service the English and French community, however this will depend on our volunteer-base.

When: We aim to run the clinic from mid-May to August inclusive.

Commitment: We need volunteer lawyers willing to donate 5-8 hrs/wk from May to September, 2020. Holidays can be accommodated.

Precedents and Resources: To support the operation of the clinic, we need high-quality precedents (demand letters, pleadings, legal analysis (research memos/case summaries), and public legal information. Any resources or links are appreciated.

Contact Information: If you are interested in donating your time and/or precedents, please contact Katie Black at Please indicate your year of call, language proficiency, and a brief description of your employment law experience.

Stay well and remember that “[t]he greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members”, Coretta Scott King


Appel aux bénévoles - Clinique de droit du travail Pro Bono COVID-19 de l’Université d’Ottawa

Cherchez-vous à contribuer à la crise COVID-19? Nous avons besoin de votre aide si vous avez une expérience en droit du travail ou si vous avez des précédents en droit du travail que vous êtes prêts à partager.

Quoi : Des avocats bénévoles d’Ottawa se joignent à des étudiants en droit de l’Université d'Ottawa pour créer une clinique virtuelle de droit du travail Pro Bono.

Objectif : La clinique fournira (1) des services juridiques Pro Bono aux personnes confrontées au chômage qui n’ont pas les moyens de se payer un avocat et (2) une opportunité d’apprentissage expérientiel pour les étudiants en droit.

Structure de la clinique :

1. Les praticiens seront jumelés à des étudiants en droit qui suivront le stage en clinique d’emploi.

2. La clinique confirmera virtuellement le mandat de représentation à portée limitée et l’identification du client et planifiera l’entretien préliminaire par téléphone, etc.

3. Chaque paire d’avocat / étudiant en droit organisera l’entretien préliminaire à distance.

4. L’étudiant en droit préparera un avis juridique qui sera révisé par l’avocat.

5. L’avis juridique sera donné et présenté au client à distance.

6. Sur demande, l’étudiant en droit préparera la lettre de mise en demeure pour révision par l’avocat.

7. Si demandé et requis, l’étudiant en droit préparera une déclaration au nom du client, qui sera révisée par l’avocat.

8. Le mandat expirera avec la préparation de l’acte de procédure que le client pourra déposer en tant que plaideur non représenté.

9. Notre objectif est de servir la communauté francophone et anglophone, mais cela dépendra de notre répertoire de bénévoles.

Quand : Notre objectif est de gérer la clinique de la mi-mai à août inclusivement.

Engagement : Nous avons besoin d’avocats bénévoles prêts à offrir entre 5 à 8 heures de travail par semaine de mai à septembre 2020. Les vacances peuvent être organisées.

Précédents et ressources : Pour soutenir le bon déroulement de la clinique, nous avons besoin de précédents de haute qualité (lettres de mises en demeure, plaidoiries, analyse juridique (notes de recherche / résumés de cas) et informations juridiques publiques. Le partage de toutes ressources ou de liens sera apprécié.

Coordonnées : Si vous êtes intéressés à donner votre temps et/ou partager vos précédents, veuillez contacter Katie Black à Veuillez indiquer votre année d’admission au barreau, vos compétences linguistiques et une brève description de votre expérience en droit du travail.

Prenez bien soin de vous, et rappelez-vous que « l’excellence d’une communauté se mesure le plus fidèlement par les actions compatissantes de ses membres », Coretta Scott King [traduction non officielle]

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Last Will and Testament of Andrew Stuart-Scott

Posted By Administration, April 21, 2020
I have been asked to assist with a search to determine whether there is a Last Will for the late ANDREW STUART-SCOTT of Ottawa, Ontario. His date of birth is May 24, 1965 and date of death is April 1, 2020.

Anyone having information pertaining to a Will for the late ANDREW STUART-SCOTT should contact Erin Kelley, Barrister & Solicitor, at the following email address or contact by telephone at the Law Offices of Nelligan O’Brien Payne, at (613) 231-8350.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Tags:  Wills & Estates 


Remote ADR Panel

Posted By Administration, April 20, 2020
Physical distancing protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic present unprecedented challenges to typical litigation and dispute resolution processes. To help in this new reality, senior Gowling WLG lawyers are offering mediations, arbitrations, limited step-specific arbitration, and early neutral evaluation services by video conference to help you advance your cases at this time. Services are available in English, French or bilingual.

The process is seamless and effective – participants join in real-time from different locations, including while in isolation or quarantine. A computer, tablet or mobile phone and a secure and stable Internet connection are all that is required.

We can help move your matters forward and resolve disputes in a variety of areas, including corporate and commercial litigation, shareholder litigation, personal injury, property and business insurance claims, intellectual property litigation, estate law, jurisdictional disputes, and construction law.

The team includes the following well-known and highly respected professionals.

TODD BURKE, Civil, Commercial and Corporate Litigation
PIERRE CHAMPAGNE, Civil, Commercial and Corporate Litigation
MARK CHARRON, Insurance and Civil Litigation
BENOIT M. DUCHESNE, Civil, Commercial and Corporate Litigation
JOHN NORMAN, Intellectual Property
PAT PELOSO, Insurance and Civil Litigation
CHRISTOPHER VAN BARR, Intellectual Property
D. LYNNE WATT, Commercial and Corporate Litigation
JAY ZAKAIB, Intellectual Property

We are here to help. Please call 1-833-484-0208 or email to find out more and to be connected with one of our ADR professionals.

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Civil Law - Video and Teleconference Mediations

Posted By Administration, April 17, 2020
Dear Colleagues:

Re:          Civil Law - Video and Teleconference Mediations

As we all adapt to the challenges and changes to our working life during the COVID-19, it is important that civil matters proceed in a timely fashion. To that end, I am pleased to offer my services as mediator using Zoom Conferencing to conduct video mediations, as well as Bell Conferencing to conduct telephone conference mediations.

All participants attend the mediation conference, but by video or telephone rather than in-person. No travel is necessary. Instead of everyone convening in the same physical location, the participants join an online video or conference call meeting. For video mediation, all that is required is a high-speed internet connection or cellular data, and a device with a built-in microphone and video camera. Most laptops, cell phones and tablets will work. Our office will provide a link to join the conference and the participants may appear from their homes or offices. Full details and availability may be found at

If you are curious and would like to learn more about video mediations, I am happy to schedule a practice mediation for counsel. Please contact to book a time.

We look forward to continuing to assist you using these technologies and I hope to see you again soon at an in-person mediation. Until then, I wish you all good health.

Tony Zuber is a graduate of the Harvard University Mediation Program, mediation and alternative dispute resolution courses at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and Online Dispute Resolution courses through the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and the Bridges Academy. Tony has acted as litigation counsel for over 22 years and has participated in hundreds of mediations, primarily involving insurance matters. He also sits as a Deputy Judge of the Ontario Small Claims Court adjudicating civil law matters. He brings this experience to his role as mediator.

In addition to mediations, Tony has appeared as counsel before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, the Canada Pension Plan Review Tribunal, the Canada Pension Plan Appeals Board and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board.

 Attached Files:
Announcement.pdf (532.34 KB)

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SCS - Board of Directors Call for Nomination

Posted By Administration, April 14, 2020

Are you passionate about the welfare of children and adults with developmental disabilities?

Service Coordination Support (SCS) for People with Developmental Disabilities is a non-profit provincially funded agency that helps individuals and families plan and find available community resources. We serve adults and children with a developmental disability and children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Services are provided in both official languages.

We are seeking volunteers from within the Ottawa region and from the counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Prescott Russell and Renfrew. Ideal candidates have demonstrated experience with Board duties and governance issues and exhibit strong leadership and expertise in such areas as:

• Developmental Services;

• Community Relations;

• Human Resources;

• Legal.

The Board currently has a particular need for members whose first language is French.

Deadline is May 4, 2020.

More information at

Interested? Send an email to

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Case/Settlement Conferences

Posted By Administration, April 3, 2020

Through the Divorce Resolution Chambers of AGB Lawyers by NIGEL MACLEOD,LL.B,AccFM(OAFM),ADV.PRACTICE(ACR)(APFM) Lawyer/Mediator with + 35 yrs family law, + 25 yrs family mediation, + 20 yrs Crown Counsel (OCL), Professional family practitioner and Arbitrator is available for seamless and secure online Case and Settlement Conferences.

The Chamber’s process design conforms to governing professional standards and is supported by a designated case manager, Emilie Eydt,LL.B who assists the parties and counsel through our case management system fully utilizing proven third-party settlement strategies in mediation, conciliation and early neutral evaluation.

Nigel is one of the original rostered mediators in the first pilot project in court-connected mediation in civil litigation in Ottawa and Toronto. He served as the Founding President of the Ontario Collaborative Law Federation and is a current member of the International Council for Online Dispute Resolution.

Contact Nigel Macleod
Emilie Eydt

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Announcing the Nelligan Employment Law Helpline!

Posted By Administration, April 1, 2020
Are you a non-unionized employer or employee in Ontario or Quebec who is uncertain about your employment rights and obligations? Do you (or does someone you know) have questions about layoffs vs. terminations, government worker assistance programs, workplace health and safety requirements, or other employment-related issues pertaining to COVID-19?

In order to help you better understand your workplace situation and options during this confusing time, Nelligan Law is now offering FREE 20-minute consultations via their employment law help line at (613) 231-8275. Simply call the help line number and you will be connected to a lawyer who will help you better understand your legal situation, rights, and decisions to be made.

Please note that the help line is only intended to provide brief informational services, and not legal advice or representation; if you have a legal issue that merits further action, you will be informed during the consultation on how to pursue that legal action. There is no ongoing lawyer-client relationship created through the help line service. Due to potential conflicts of interest, please do not disclose any specifics related to your situation including employer/employee names or contract details.

If you are located in Ontario or Quebec and you need information about the implications of COVID-19 on the workplace, feel free to call the help line anytime Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. For more information, see:

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Will Being Sought for Robin Jaroslav Hill

Posted By Administration, March 31, 2020

Anyone having knowledge of a Will of the late ROBIN JAROSLAV HILL, formerly of Ottawa, Ontario, who died on or about March 23, 2020 is asked to contact Lawrence Silber of Kelly Santini LLP Barristers & Solicitors, 2401-160 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 2P7, Tel: (613) 238-6321, Fax: (613) 233-4553, or E-mail:

Tags:  Wills & Estates 


Last Will and Testament for Landino Zuccarini

Posted By Administration, March 30, 2020
I have been asked to assist with a search to determine whether there is a Last Will for the late LANDINO ZUCCARINI of Ottawa (Cumberland), Ontario. His date of birth is August 9, 1930 and date of death is January 26, 2020.

Anyone having information pertaining to a Will for the late LANDINO ZUCCARINI should contact Carol Craig, Barrister & Solicitor, at the following email address: or contact by telephone at the Law Office of Nelligan O’Brien Payne, at (613) 231-8240.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Tags:  Wills & Estates 


Family Settlement Conferences

Posted By Administration, March 23, 2020
Rule 17 permits parties to conduct a private settlement conference in lieu of one performed by a judge. The settlement conference is convened on consent of the parties with a senior practitioner of 10 years’ experience or more. Given current procedural uncertainties, this option provides several advantages:

• The matter can be scheduled on a date convenient to the parties;
• The parties may choose a practitioner with experience in the issues at hand;
• This process affords the parties unlimited time to review the issues and explore settlement options;
• In the event the parties cannot settle and are trial ready, the matter may be immediately added to the trial list;
• The process frees judicial resources at a time when the court system will be experiencing a potentially significant backlog.

I am currently available to hear Settlement Conferences.

Pursuant to Rule 1.08 (2), on consent of the parties, settlement conferences may proceed by video or telephone conferencing.

Gerald Yemensky

More than thirty years in family law practice, mediation and arbitration.

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