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Get your glitter, sparkles and silver on for the SafePet Ottawa Gala November 3

Posted By Administration, October 19, 2018
Get your glitter, sparkles and silver on for the SafePet Ottawa Gala November 3.

“SafePet” helps women who are leaving domestic violence for a shelter by taking care of their pets. Some women may not leave an abusive relationship for fear of what may happen to the pet if she left without it, and most if not all shelters do not have the resources to take in and care for household pets.

Timothy N. Sullivan and SullivanLaw are proud supporters of SafePet Ottawa. This is why we have purchased two tables at the Gala in support of SafePet Ottawa and have made and will make further contributions.

And you can help too.

On Saturday, November 3, 2018, SafePet is hosting its 3d annual charity Gala: The 2018 Shine Through the Night Ball. This year’s black tie Gala, with a focus on glitter & sparkles will take place at the Marriott Ottawa with its elegant décor and exquisite menu, from 6 p.m. through to 1 a.m.

There are ample sponsorship opportunities for the Gala, from Gift Bag Sponsor and auction donations to Bronze, Silver and Gold Level sponsorships. It can even receive donations of pet food, supplies and money.

For more information:

Tickets for the Gala:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/3rd-annual-safepet-ottawa-shine-through-the-night-ball-tickets-49349205803?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete

Sponsorship:
https://safepetottawa.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/SafePet-Ottawa-Charitable-Sponsorship-Letter-2018.pdf

General information about SafePet:
https://safepetottawa.com/

To contact SullivanLaw:
Tel: (613) 730-8865
Email: contact@sullivanlaw.ca
Twitter: @SullivanLawCa
Web: www.sullivanlaw.ca

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Directeur (trice), Bureau des droits de la personne | Director, Office of Human Rights

Posted By Administration, October 19, 2018

Titre du poste : Directeur (trice), Bureau des droits de la personne

Raison d’être du poste

Sous l’autorité de la secrétaire générale, le titulaire du poste est responsable de la promotion et du maintien d’un environnement d’études et d’un milieu de travail équitable et inclusif. Le titulaire fournit l’expertise et le leadership sur toutes les questions liées à l’équité et à l’inclusion, en particulier l’équité en matière d’emploi, l’accessibilité et la prévention de harcèlement, discrimination et violence sexuelle, et ce, pour l’ensemble du personnel, des professeurs et des étudiants à l’Université. Pour ce faire, il reste bien au fait des questions émergentes susceptibles d’avoir un impact sur l’institution, sa réputation et sa capacité d’attirer les meilleurs étudiants, professeurs et membres du personnel.

Le titulaire du poste veille à la conformité de l’institution avec les lois fédérales et provinciales ainsi que les règlements internes en vigueur, initie le développement de nouvelles politiques et procédures, fournit l’expertise requise en cas de différends dans ces domaines et développe l’éducation continue de la communauté universitaire. Il assure le leadership et la gestion des opérations du Bureau des droits de la personne qui dessert les étudiants, les professeurs et le personnel. Il est aussi responsable des requêtes et des plaintes provenant de l’extérieur de l’Université.

Qualités essentielles

• Formation universitaire en droit ou une discipline connexe
• Au moins 8 à 10 ans d’expérience dans le domaine des droits de la personne et/ou droit du travail
• Habiletés et expérience en gestion du personnel
• Habiletés et expérience en résolution de problèmes et de conflit
• Connaissance du milieu universitaire
• Haute compétence dans les communications orales et écrites, ainsi que dans les relations interpersonnelles.
• Bilinguisme

Poste relevant du : Secrétaire générale
No de l’affichage : J1018-0390
Date de clôture : 11 novembre 2018

Pour poser votre candidature, veuillez nous consulter notre site Web : http://www.uOttawa.ca/resources-humaines/emplois


Position Title: Director, Office of Human Rights


Position Purpose

Reporting to the Secretary-General, the incumbent is responsible to promote and maintain an equitable and inclusive workplace and study environment. The incumbent provides expertise and leadership on issues related to equity, inclusion, particularly on employment equity, accessibility, harassment prevention, discrimination and sexual violence, for all staff, faculty and students. To do so, keeps informed of all immerging issues that are likely to affect the University, its reputation, and its ability to attract and retain the best students, faculty and staff.

The incumbent ensures that the University complies with all federal and provincial laws and regulations that are currently in effect. Drafts new policies and procedures and provides expert advice if disagreements in these areas arise, and ensures the professional development of the university community. Leads and manages the operations of the Office of Human Rights, which supports students, faculty and staff. The incumbent is responsible for handling requests and complaints that are external to the University.

Essential Qualifications

• University education in law or in a related discipline
• At least 8-10 years’ experience in the field of human rights and/or employment law
• Strong human resources management skills
• Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills
• Knowledge of the university environment
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
• Bilingualism


Position Reports to: Secretary-General
Competition Number: J1018-0390
Closing Date: November 11, 2018

Please apply on our website: http://www.uOttawa.ca/human-resources/jobs

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CPD Course – Effective Lawyering – Clients Leaving Abusive Relationships

Posted By Administration, October 19, 2018
Luke’s Place (http://lukesplace.ca/) is an Ontario non-profit organization devoted to improving the safety and experience of abused women and their children as they proceed through the family law process.

To support lawyers working with abused women, Luke’s Place offers a 3-hour online training, “Effective Lawyering with Clients Leaving Abusive Relationships”.

This course is CPD accredited for 1 hour 20 minutes Professionalism Hours and up to 1 hour 10 minutes Substantive Hours. The fee is $125. To register and pay online, visit the Luke’s Place page on Canada Helps or contact projectco@lukesplace.ca.

“Effective Lawyering” grapples with issues commonly encountered in family law cases involving woman abuse, including:
• A client who may present as confused, disorganized, disengaged and even hostile
• How to screening for family violence
• Challenges in gathering information from a client who is unaware of her financial situation, reluctant to disclose abuse and fearful of the opposing party
• Delays by the opposing party, including failing to file court documents, seeking repeated adjournments, lodging complaints against court personnel, bringing repeated frivolous and vexatious motions
• Abuse that doesn’t stop with separation including legal bullying and stalking of a client by the opposing party
• Harassment of lawyers and their staff by the opposing party

The course description can be found here.

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Victor Vallance Blais – Associate Lawyer

Posted By Administration, October 18, 2018
The civil litigation group at Victor Vallance Blais is a unique and passionate team of lawyers who are devoted to civil litigation and advocacy. We currently have an opening for an Associate Lawyer to join our team.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years experience in the area of Civil Litigation. Strong written and oral advocacy skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment is a must.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits.

Interested applicants should forward a covering letter, resume and references to rmendes@vvblawyers.com.

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The Mindful Lawyer - CPD-accredited workshop on December 5

Posted By Administration, October 18, 2018

The Mindful Lawyer – Ethics and Mindfulness in the Practice of Law

http://www.essentialchange.net/mindful-lawyer/

Feedback from lawyers who attended this workshop in 2017:

“This type of training can increase quality of legal services and civility among lawyers.”

“Given the stressful nature of a lawyer’s work and the importance of having a better more nuanced understanding of our ethical responsibilities, every lawyer can benefit from this course.”

“Exceeded expectations! Good useful information to deal with stress.”

“Being a mindful lawyer is being a better lawyer.”

 

This workshop has been accredited by the Law Society for 3.5 hrs of Professionalism CPD credit.
Wednesday December, 5, 2018 – 9:00 am – 3:30 pm - 1505 Carling Avenue, Ottawa K1Z 7L9

Facilitators: David Jewitt LLB, Partner, Jewitt Mcluckie & Associates LLP
Craig Mackie, MA, MSW, RSW, Owner, Essential Change

To Register Contact: craig@essentialchange.net OR david@jewittmcluckie.ca
Course Fee: $275.00 plus HST

Fees include copy of the 16 Guidelines Book as well as Professional Code of Ethics Reading Package.


This unique workshop has been accredited by the Law Society for 3.5 hours of Professionalism Credit. This workshop will provide participants with an introduction to Mindfulness Practices for lawyers and will provide all of the mandatory LSUC “Professionalism” CPD requirements for 2018.

In this experiential workshop participants will receive:

1. A deeper understanding of how the Professional Code of Conduct applies to their practice;
2. An understanding of their personal motivations that are central to their practice;
3. Awareness of values needed in order to strengthen practice and navigate ethical dilemmas;
4. Mindfulness practices and techniques to increase the “mindfulness pause” before taking action;
5. A copy of the 16 Guidelines Book: http://www.16guidelines.org.

Participants will examine personal and professional ethical scenarios to understand how the 16 Guidelines can be applied with the Rules of Professional Conduct. Basic ethical values such as Honesty; Respect, Confidentiality; Kindness; Generosity; Right Speech; Humility and Patience will be explored in conjunction with the Professional Code of Conduct Rules 3.1 – Competence, Dishonesty, 3.7 – Withdrawal, 3.2.2 - Honesty and Candour, 3.3 - Confidentiality, 3.2.2 - Honesty, 3.4 – Disclosure of Conflict 5.0 - Relationships with Colleagues, and 6.3 – Discrimination.

This workshop is designed to assist lawyers in making the connection between their own inner emotional and mental states and the ethical actions that follow in their day to day practice. Participants will be introduced to the experiential practice of Mindfulness/Meditation and the Ethical Principles outlined in the 16 Guidelines as they relate to the LSUC Professional Code of Conduct.

Mindfulness: Mindfulness allows us to pause between stimulus and response in order to respond most skillfully. It trains our attention, intention and attitude that can influence every situation we encounter (Shapiro,2006). From the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom (UK); “Training in mindfulness is a conscious & directed way of shaping our neural networks according to our intentions.” With this in mind, in order to heighten a lawyers’ ability to respond ethically across all practice settings, training in mindfulness can help increase ethical decision making. Mindfulness practices will be taught to assist the participants in transforming future personal and professional ethical dilemmas into opportunities for ethical action.

16 Guidelines as a Mindful Ethical Framework: Participants will be presented with a possible framework to understand ethical conduct through a system of applied ethics called the 16 Guidelines (http://16guidelines.org) .

The 16 Guidelines are used to teach applied ethics in multiple settings. They focus on the ethics of Thought, Action, Relationship and Meaning Creation at all levels of corporate, personal and organizational culture. Each of these areas has a set of virtues or practices which will be explored in the workshop.

Facilitators:

David Jewitt, LLB, Partner, Jewitt Mcluckie & Associates LLP


After ten years of practice at a large Ottawa law firm, David established his own law firm in 1991 specializing in labour and employment law and human rights on behalf of employees and unions. David can be found on the Best Lawyers in Canada list for his expertise in the practice area of Labour and Employment Law. David also has a passion for yoga and meditation of all types having studied extensively with senior yoga teachers throughout North America and in India. He has visited Tibet and studied with senior Tibetan Lamas on various Tibetan meditation techniques.

Craig Mackie, MA, MSW, RSW, Owner, Essential Change


Craig is a consultant, mindfulness teacher and owns a clinical private practice in Ottawa. He has taught mindfulness with clinical populations since 2008 and currently teaches at the University of Toronto Applied Mindfulness Meditation Certificate program. He is an international instructor for the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom (UK) and certified in symptom and stress management models of mindfulness as well as Transformative Mindfulness and the 16 Guidelines which is an ethical practice. Craig combines his knowledge of philosophy with a very practical approach to help individuals and organizations reach their fullest potential.

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Bilingual (French) ACL Trainer & Customer Support Representative

Posted By Administration, October 18, 2018

Company Description

Located in Toronto, Korbitec Inc. (www.korbitecinc.com) is a leader in legal software automation development. Our flag-ship product – Automated Civil Litigation (ACL) – is used by over 450 Law Firms and over 14,000 lawyers and assistants throughout the Provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario producing over 1,000,000 documents per year.

Korbitec Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in our workforce and equal access to opportunities based on merit and performance.

TITLE: Bilingual (French) ACL Trainer & Customer Support Representative

TERMS: Full-time, permanent
SALARY: Commensurate with experience and education

Job Description (What you get to do everyday)

▪ Conduct training of Korbitec’s Automated Civil Litigation (ACL) software in both a “classroom” and 1-on-1 setting, to legal assistants, law clerks, paralegals, lawyers and system administrators.
▪ Ongoing follow-up with customers to ensure that they become as productive and adoptive as possible with the software, which may consist of frequent onsite visits to firms, ad-hoc client meetings, floor support, and refresher training.
▪ Working with the ACL administrator and other lead personnel at firms to ensure that the software is optimally configured / customized to best meet their requirements.
▪ Ensure customer needs are met relating to implementation, training, usage and adoption of software by conducting the following:
        o Reporting back software requirements to the product development team;
        o Reporting client specific customizations;
        o Overseeing the implementation of these customizations.
▪ Address customer issues in a Help Desk capacity as software Support Representative.
▪ Test new versions of software in addition to client customizations, as well as court
documents/letters as they are changed/added.
▪ Work with the sales team conducting demos, lunch and learn presentations, etc.
▪ Must have a valid driver’s license and a means/willingness to travel within Canada.

Requirements (Things you will need to join our team)

▪ Comprehensive understanding of Ontario litigation and/or family law and willingness to research other jurisdictions as ACL expands into different provinces; currently in AB/BC/QC.
▪ Proficient in English and French.
▪ Positive and upbeat attitude embracing a team philosophy.
▪ Excellent communication skills.
▪ Strong organizational and time management skills with attention to details.
▪ A strong customer service mindset is essential.
▪ Self-starter, quick learner, motivated, disciplined and focused.
▪ Proficiency in Excel and Word.
▪ Must be able to travel within Ontario (including overnight trips) and possibly to other provinces from time to time.
▪ Access to a reliable vehicle or ability to rent a vehicle.
▪ Experience as a software product trainer is an asset.

Qualifications

▪ Post-secondary graduate.
▪ Experience working in a law office as a law clerk/paralegal or even a lawyer.
▪ 3+ years of related experience.

Contact

jobs@KorbitecInc.com

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Employment Opportunity - Law Clerk

Posted By Administration, October 18, 2018

McNally Gervan Lawyers, a boutique law firm specializing in personal injury and insurance law, is seeking a law clerk to join our growing team. We are seeking a clerk with experience in personal injury or insurance law to provide support to associates and partners.

The successful candidate should have an ability to multi-task and juggle multiple priorities to ensure deadlines, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, professionalism, work well under pressure, be client oriented, have an ability to problem solve, and possess a respect for confidentiality and discretion.

We are a paperless office so familiarity with electronic document management is a definite asset. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please apply with a resume and cover letter.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts and references to info@mcnallygervan.ca.

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University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic: Review Counsel Position – Family Law

Posted By Administration, October 17, 2018

The University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic has a dual mandate: to provide legal services to members of the community and to students, and to provide legal education to law students enrolled in the Common Law Section of the Faculty of Law. Reporting to the Executive Director, the lawyer will supervise law students working in the clinic, overseeing work done on behalf of clients with family law matters. The lawyer will also participate in regular Clinic duties including supervision of intake. For more information about the Clinic, please visit our web site at: www:commonlaw.uottawa.ca/community-legal-clinic/

Requirements:

• LL.B / J.D. degree
• Membership in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario
• Minimum 2 years experience in family law
• Bilingualism in French and English (spoken and written)
• Student legal aid service society experience is an asset

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resumes, with a covering letter by November 23, 2018 to Mr. Gaspare Romano (gaspare.romano@uottawa.ca).



CLINIQUE JURIDIQUE COMMUNAUTAIRE DE L’UNIVERSITÉ D’OTTAWA : Avocat/e superviseur/e – Droit de la Famille


Le mandat de la Clinique juridique communautaire de l’Université d’Ottawa consiste d’une part à fournir des services juridiques aux membres de la communauté et aux étudiants, et de l’autre, à offrir de la formation juridique aux étudiants inscrits au programme de common law de la Faculté de droit. Relevant de la directrice exécutive, le/la juriste supervisera les étudiants et les étudiantes en droit qui travaillent à la clinique et sera responsable des tâches accomplies par eux pour le compte des clients dans le domaine du droit de la famille. Le/la juriste participera aussi aux tâches quotidiennes à la clinique incluant la supervision des cliniques d’accueil. Pour de plus amples informations sur la Clinique, veuillez consulter notre site web à: www:commonlaw.uottawa.ca/clinique-juridique-communautaire/

Exigences:

• Diplôme LL.B. / J.D.
• Statut de membre en règle du Barreau de l’Ontario
• Un minimum de deux années d’expérience en droit de la famille
• Bilinguisme – français et anglais (expression orale et écrite)
• Expérience dans une société étudiante de services d’aide juridique est un atout

Les candidats et candidates intéressés sont invités à soumettre leur curriculum vitae accompagné d’une lettre de présentation au plus tard le 23 novembre 2018, à M. Gaspare Romano (gaspare.romano@uottawa.ca).

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Mandatory Minimums event with Senator Kim Pate

Posted By Administration, October 17, 2018

Good afternoon,

You are invited to participate in our discussion forum on Bill S-241 which focuses on law reform of mandatory minimum sentences in general and in particular regarding life sentences. ICJ Canada has partnered with Senator Pate on this Bill because it believes that it is aimed at restoring the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law in the criminal justice process.

For security purposes, please confirm your attendance by registering via the Event Bite here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/icj-canada-and-senator-kim-pate-mandatory-minimums-event-tickets-51236713389

Below is our agenda for the event and we are thrilled that you will join us for this important discussion. ICJ Canada is a non-profit organization so we encourage you to consider membership in ICJ Canada or contributing to it either through our website at www.icjcanada.org or by contacting Stephanie at stephanie.plante@icjcanada.org. The main objective of ICJ Canada is to promote and protect the rule of law nationally and internationally.

We look forward to seeing you October 23 and thanks in advance for contributing your thoughts and expertise to this important piece of legislation.

Best,

Errol Mendes,
President, ICJ Canada

Stéphanie Plante
Executive Director, ICJ Canada

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON SENATE OF BILL S-251 S-251

OCTOBER 23, SENATE OF CANADA, ROOM 160-S, Centre Block,

4:30- 6:30 PM


An Act to amend the Criminal Code
(independence of the judiciary) and to make
related amendments proposed by Senator Kim Pate

4:30PM

Opening remarks by Senator Pate. Brief presentation of Bill 160-S.

4:30-5:15PM

Armchair discussion with leading criminal lawyer Don Bayne and Senator Pate to discuss the Bill and how it can be implemented effectively.

5:15PM – 6:00PM

Questions and discussion from the audience. We can also have particular audience members present why they support the Bill.

6:00PM – 6:30PM

Senator Pate gives closing comments followed by a reception.

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Estates Lawyer

Posted By Administration, October 16, 2018
Estates Lawyer

Permanent Position

Join our great team! Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP is looking for a talented lawyer to join our Estates Disputes and Resolution Group and who is passionate about the law and keen to be part of a progressive, professional firm.

The candidate we are looking for has significant skills and a minimum of 7 years experience practicing in estate law, including estate planning and estate administration. We are looking for a lawyer who is enthusiastic about this practice area, eager to develop a thriving estate practice, and is keen to join a mid-size law firm environment. Bilingualism would be favourably considered but is not essential.

Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP is a multi-service law firm, located in Ottawa. We pride ourselves on having a strong team environment, great mentoring, and fostering an environment that encourages passion, fun, and providing great legal services to our clients. A collegial work environment, a serious commitment to the professional development of its lawyers and an opportunity to work on significant files are just a few of the benefits Nelligan O’Brien Payne has to offer.

Nelligan O’Brien Payne values and supports diversity in our work environment and in the practice of law. Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume in strict confidence to:

Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP
Suite 300, 50 O’Connor Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 6L2
Attention: Caroline Choquette CHRL
Email: caroline.choquette@nelligan.ca

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Attention: Advocacy Club members who are attending the CCLA Litigators Conference at Mt. Tremblant!

Posted By Administration, October 16, 2018
The Advocacy Club is putting on its annual meet & greet at the Trembello conference. Saturday morning, November 17 at 8:00 a.m. at Charivari/Sauteux/Corriveau rooms. John Hollander will present some techniques to make an effective presentation, with 4 volunteers to run the exercises. Coffee and bagels will be available. If you plan to attend, let Meghan O’Halloran know, at mohalloran@cavanagh.ca. Club members may bring a guest who is articling or 2 years (or less) at the Bar. No charge. Participants should watch George Clooney’s entertaining speech at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsRP9EUrXjo

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Senior Associate - Planning and Expropriation (EMER)

Posted By Administration, October 12, 2018
PLANNING & EXPROPRIATION LAW - SENIOR ASSOCIATE (EMER GROUP)

Senior Associate – Planning & Expropriation Law (EMER Group)
5+ years of experience


BLG’s Environmental, Municipal, Expropriation and Regulatory Group (EMER) is home to many of Canada’s most highly recognized expropriation, municipal, environmental and regulatory lawyers. Housed within Canada’s largest law firm, this specialized group represents many of Ontario’s most significant public institutions and private corporations.

Our Ottawa office is seeking a highly motivated and ambitious lawyer with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience to join our EMER Group.

The successful candidate will continue to develop their municipal practice with a strong focus on municipal, land use planning and expropriation law. Lawyers dedicated to these highly specialized areas of the law who can run routine matters and more complex matters with minimal oversight and who want to join a team of talented and leading lawyers are encouraged to apply. Experience in environmental contamination, real property law and land development is an asset. The successful candidate must possess a superior academic record and be a member in good standing of the Ontario Bar.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their skills and career as part of a successful team through traditional and alternative career paths. With BLG’s national ongoing professional development/legal education program, the successful candidate will obtain advanced training, mentoring and exposure to the firm’s clients while being supported to build their own practice and expertise. This is an ideal position for someone who can hit the ground running, is a consummate team player, has strong analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills, takes initiative, and seeks an opportunity to be allowed to further develop beyond their current skill level.

BLG is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from diverse candidates.

If you are interested in joining our law firm, please send your cover letter, résumé, transcripts and list of references by November 9, 2018, in confidence to:

Danielle Laflamme | Professional Recruiting Manager
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP | 100 Queen Street, Suite 1300 | Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J9
T: 613.787.3578 | Email: DLaflamme@blg.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Applicants with disabilities may notify us of any accommodations needed to support your participation in the recruitment processes.

BLG is an integrated national law firm that provides a broad range of legal services, with more than 700 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals working in five major Canadian cities.

BLG is committed to helping our professionals reach the next level in their careers. Our comprehensive approach to professional development has received widespread recognition.

Everyone at BLG is required to carry out the duties of their role while upholding the important principles of our Respectful Workplace Policy, and treating everyone with respect, regardless of position.

* Please note that relatives of current BLG employees and Partners are not eligible for consideration.

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Seventh Catherine Helen MacLean Memorial Lecture

Posted By Administration, October 12, 2018

Seventh Catherine Helen MacLean Memorial Lecture – The Dialogue between Courts and Canadian Society: Precedent and Social Change

Nov. 1, 2018 | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Fauteux Hall, Gowling WLG Moot Court, FTX 147
The Faculty of Law, Common Law Section of the University of Ottawa invites you to attend the Seventh Catherine Helen MacLean Memorial Lecture:

"The Dialogue between Courts and Canadian Society: Precedent and Social Change"

Guest Speaker: The Honourable George R. Strathy, Chief Justice of Ontario

(The lecture will be given in English)

7:00 p.m. - refreshments (following the lecture)

Indoor paid parking is available at 100 Thomas-More Private

Register by October 25, 2018. **Seating is limited**


Septième conférence commémorative Catherine Helen MacLean – « The Dialogue between Courts and Canadian Society: Precedent and Social Change »

1 novembre 2018 | 17 h 30 à 19 h | Pavillon Fauteux, Tribunal-école Gowling WLG, FTX 147
La Section de common law de la Faculté de droit de l'Université d'Ottawa vous invite à la Septième conférence commémorative Catherine Helen MacLean :

« The Dialogue between Courts and Canadian Society: Precedent and Social Change »

Conférencier invité : L'honorable George R. Strathy, juge en chef de l'Ontario

(La conférence sera donnée en anglais)

19 h : rafraîchissements (après la conférence)

Stationnement intérieur payant disponible au 100, Thomas-More Privé

Prière de vous inscrire avant le 25 octobre 2018. **Les places sont limitées**

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University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic: Part Time Contract

Posted By Administration, October 12, 2018


The University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic has a dual mandate: to provide legal services to members of the community and to students, and to provide legal education to law students enrolled in the Common Law Section of the Faculty of Law. Reporting to the Executive Director, the lawyer will supervise law students working in the clinic, overseeing work done on behalf of clients for landlord and tenant cases. The lawyer will also participate in regular Clinic duties including supervision of intake. For more information about the Clinic, please visit our web site at: www:commonlaw.uottawa.ca/community-legal-clinic/

Requirements:

• LL.B / J.D.
• Membership in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario
• Knowledge of landlord-tenant law and practice
• Legal clinic or student legal aid service society experience is an asset

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resumes, with a covering letter by October 26, 2018 to Mr. Gaspare Romano (gaspare.romano@uottawa.ca).

CLINIQUE JURIDIQUE COMMUNAUTAIRE DE L’UNIVERSITÉ D’OTTAWA : contrat à temps partiel


Le mandat de la Clinique juridique communautaire de l’Université d’Ottawa consiste d’une part à fournir des services juridiques aux membres de la communauté et aux étudiants, et de l’autre, à offrir de la formation juridique aux étudiants inscrits au programme de common law de la Faculté de droit. Relevant de la directrice exécutive, le/la juriste supervisera les étudiants et les étudiantes en droit qui travaillent à la clinique et sera responsable des tâches accomplies par eux pour le compte des clients dans le domaine de la location immobilière. Le/la juriste participera aussi aux tâches quotidiennes à la clinique incluant la supervision des cliniques d’accueil. Pour de plus amples informations sur la Clinique, veuillez consulter notre site web à: www:commonlaw.uottawa.ca/clinique-juridique-communautaire/

Exigences:

• LL.B. / J.D.
• Statut de membre en règle du Barreau de l’Ontario
• Connaissance du droit et des pratiques dans le domaine de la location immobilière
• Expérience dans une clinique juridique ou dans une société étudiante de services d’aide juridique est un atout

Les candidats et candidates intéressés sont invités à soumettre leur curriculum vitae accompagné d’une lettre de présentation au plus tard le 26 octobre 2018, à M. Gaspare Romano (gaspare.romano@uottawa.ca).

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C3 Legal - Associate Position

Posted By Administration, October 10, 2018
C3 Legal is a boutique defence insurance law firm with offices in Ottawa and Halifax, representing clients from Newfoundland to British Columbia (except Quebec).

We are currently recruiting an experienced civil litigator to join our Ottawa team located in the East of Ottawa. The ideal candidate will have:

• Excellent written and oral communication skills;
• Strong interpersonal skills;
• A minimum of four to six years’ experience in insurance law and/or personal injury; and
• Bilingualism is an asset.

C3 Legal is committed to client service and fostering an environment that is friendly and supportive. If you would like to join our team, please email your cover letter and resume in confidence to Bonnie Cho at bcho@c3legal.ca.

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Corporate/Commercial Clerk - Piazza Tanner LLP

Posted By Administration, October 10, 2018

Piazza Tanner LLP is seeking a Corporate/Commercial Clerk with a minimum of 3 years’ experience to join our busy downtown law firm. A successful candidate will have the ability and experience to administer corporate matters and business transactions.

The successful candidate must be:

• professional
• detail oriented
• a team player
• able to work under pressure

Interested candidates should email their resume to htanner@piazzalaw.com. We thank all candidates for their interest but please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Corporate/Commercial Lawyer - Piazza Tanner LLP

Posted By Administration, October 10, 2018

Piazza Tanner LLP is seeking a Corporate/Commercial lawyer with at least 1 year experience to join our busy downtown law firm. A successful candidate will have knowledge of general corporate law, business transactions and financing. Wills, Estates and Real Estate experience will be considered an additional asset.

Interested candidates should email their resume in confidence to htanner@piazzalaw.com. We thank all candidates for their interest but please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Advocacy Club Events

Posted By Administration, October 10, 2018
Advocacy Club Training Session
November 7, 2018: Use of Transcripts in Cross-Examination
4:00-6:00 at KPMG Forensic 150 Elgin #1800, Ottawa

Transcripts are a cross-examiner's best friend. The words on the page won't change. They can be relied on as the testimony of the witness. When the witness goes off-script, they can form the basis of impeachment. There is a formula to using transcripts in impeachment, one that inexperienced lawyers stumble over. And counsel can use transcripts for far more than just to set up impeachment. And counsel can use other documents as a stand-in for transcripts, too. This session will present the techniques for the effective use of transcripts and other records during cross.

In this 2-hour session, participants will learn how to use transcripts and other records (from discovery and records) during cross-examination. The 45 minutes presentation will be followed by a break-out session for participants to practice what they have just learned. Presenter – John Hollander, MBC Law. Qualifies as 120 minutes substantive CPD. Sign up here. Sponsored by KPMG Forensic. Cost $75 for CCLA and for Advocacy Club members, plus HST.

More details of the seminar can be found here.

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Free Registration: Ernest G. Tannis (Ernie the Attorney™) Invites You for Online Professional Development: “Seeing Law and ADR Differently” to Improve Access to Justice

Posted By Administration, October 5, 2018

Register for free at Global ADR Strategies (GADRS) https://www.gadrs.com to receive information on our roundtable webinars with interactive chat in 2018 and 2019, including recorded sessions.

In 2018, GADRS is hosting a Trilogy of RoundTable webinars starting on October 29th to discuss the vision of “Seeing Law and ADR Differently” to improve access to Justice where Litigation, Litigants and the Courts are seen as “a part of the All-Inclusive ADR Spectrum” and NOT “apart from ADR”. Our guests for the Trilogy are:

The Honourable (Retired) Justice James B. Chadwick, currently with the Ottawa Dispute Resolution Group. He has commented on the GADRS initiative as: ’very ambitious and interesting topics’.

Doctor Julie Macfarlane, B.A., LL.M. (London), Ph.D. (C.N.N.A.), Professor at the University of Windsor and author of many books including The New Lawyer, Second Edition: How Clients Are Transforming the Practice of Law, 2017.

Alan Reid, Consultant, Retired Lawyer and author of several books including Seeing Law Differently: Views from a Spiritual Path, 1992.

Two free webinars are available for your participation if you wish when you register at https://www.gadrs.com.

On October 17, 2018, GADRS presents the first free webinar titled: "October 17, 2018 - Is it High time Canada Legalizes Marijuana?”. The Cannabis Act (S.C. 2018, c. 16), which comes into effect that day, is discussed from several angles, including a Webliography resource of websites to visit and why, and the challenges and the opportunities around its implementation. Ernie presents evidence for our vision: one of his 2007 ADR talk show on CHIN Radio Ottawa, “Marijuana Laws - Should they go up in smoke? Policy, Policing and Pragmatism”; and, the other his 2009 case study of a complex mediation he did on a high-profile illegal Marijuana grow-op police bust. Guests invited to the roundtable are: Colin Szkarlat, B.A., J.D., called to the Ontario Bar September 28, 2018, who is our in-house legal researcher and policy analyst, and Ontario Criminal Lawyers, Gary Chayko, and Keith Gordon, the latter who brings an Aboriginal perspective to the discussion.

To lighten up your year end, on December 29, 2018, we present the second free webinar where you will discover the true story, meaning and missing piece behind the famous quote, “The First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill All the Lawyers”, Shakespeare’s Play, “Henry VI” Part II, Act IV, Scene II, Line 2379—guest to be confirmed.

GADRS vision embodies the quote by John Nelligan while he was with the Ottawa Ontario Law Firm Nelligan Power (1969) and a founding partner of Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP (2000). The quote is found in Ernie’s 1989 book, Alternative Dispute Resolution That Works!, republished intact in the 20th Anniversary Edition, 2010.

“We don’t have to add a red cent into our court system to improve access to justice—we just have to change our attitude.”

When you register at https://www.gadrs.com we will send you free materials that draw upon Ernie’s 33-year ADR journey, beginning in 1985 when he suspended his thriving nine-year law practice in search of more options for people and then returning in 1992 to his practice “seeing Law and ADR differently”.

● A tribute video on why GADRS is reaching out to the CCLA community first, during the organization’s 130th Anniversary since inception in 1888:
       ○ including how the recommendation to CCLA by Gordon Henderson (1912-1993) for Ernie to present a paper on ADR at their 1988 Annual Civil Litigation Updated Conference led to his seminal book being published in Canada in 1989, Alternative Dispute Resolution That Works!
● Links to listen to Ernie’s CEMA award-winning ADR Public Education Talk Shows on CHIN Ottawa Radio
       ○ These are the original 2004-2009 one-hour weekly shows with over 1,500 guests worldwide now published on SoundCloud
● The titles for monthly webinars planned in 2019
● And More!

GADRS initiative aligns with the following observation made twenty-eight years ago...

‘Ernie, the reason this approach you are advocating will work is that it is
a step ahead without being out of step.’

At the time he was Executive Director at the Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution (CICR-ICRC) and consulting with the forward-thinking James A. McCambly, President of the former Canadian Federation of Labour. They held their 1990 Annual CFL Conference in Ottawa and Ernie had been asked to make a presentation when they were formally adopting ADR in Labour Management Relations.

It's taken us some time and committed effort to get here. So please join us and register for free at https://www.gadrs.com. We trust you will find the content and discussions to be compelling, contemporary, practical, innovative and a breath of fresh air.

Ernest G. Tannis is President of Global ADR Strategies. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1976 and is a Barrister, Solicitor, Chartered Mediator, Accredited Family Law Mediator, Facilitator, Author, and Public Speaker.

Contact information: ernie@gadrs.com

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LEAF Ottawa - Persons Day Breakfast 2018

Posted By Administration, October 5, 2018

Please join us October 18,2018 to our Annual Persons Day Breakfast

This year’s event focus is “Women in Detention.”

We are delighted to feature Senator Kim Pate, as our keynote speaker. She will talk about access to health for women in prisons with a special focus on Indigenous women.

She is joined by Professor Jamie Liew and Professor Martha Jackman, who will focus on access to health for Refugee women in detention and access to health as a Charter Right respectively.

Even though Indigenous women and Refugee women are from two different worlds, they share similar plight and barriers to accessing health services.

Date: October 18, 2018 - from 7:30 am to 10am

Local - Rideau Club - 99 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 1E4

Tickets are available for purchase here.

For more details please contact us ottawa@leaf.ca.

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BIAOV Fall Fundraiser

Posted By Administration, October 5, 2018
The Brain Injury Association of the Ottawa Valley’s Fall Fundraiser, presented by Burn Tucker Lachaîne, Personal Injury Lawyers, and Modern OT, Occupational Therapy Services

Come mix and mingle with us on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at the BIAOV Annual Fall Fundraiser. You won’t want to miss this year’s event - live music, silent auction, good food and a great networking opportunity!

Individual tickets are available for $75.00 each, or 10 for $675.00. There are even a couple of sponsorship opportunities still available, but they are going quickly. Please go to biaovfallfundraiser.com for further details and to purchase your tickets or contact Colleen Burn at Burn Tucker Lachaîne at 613-233-6898 (ext. 228) or by email at cburn@burntucker.com.

We are very fortunate to have the BIAOV in our community, providing much needed support and services for brain injury survivors and their families. We look forward to seeing you at the event and thank you for helping us raise funds for this truly worthy cause.

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Cavanagh LLP Professionalism Speaker Series

Posted By Administration, October 3, 2018
Cavanagh LLP Professionalism Speaker Series: The Great Debate – The Future of Lawyer Licensing in Ontario
Oct. 18, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. | Fauteux Hall, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada Classroom, FTX 302
Panelists: Anne Vespry, Lawyer and Bencher | Jill Alexander, Partner, Cavanagh LLP | Yavar Hameed, Lawyer, Hameed Law
This program contains 1.5 Professionalism Hours. This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Ontario.
Lunch included. All are welcome. This lecture will be in English only.
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Série de conférences Cavanagh s.r.l. sur le professionnalisme : « The Great Debate – The Future of Lawyer Licensing in Ontario »
18 octobre 2018 | 11 h 30 à 12 h 50 | Pavillon Fauteux, Salle de classe Norton Rose Fulbright Canada, FTX 302
Panélistes : Anne Vespry, avocate et conseillère du Barreau | Jill Alexander, associée, Cavanagh LLP | Yavar Hameed, avocat, Hameed Law
Ce programme contient 1,5 heure de professionnalisme. Cette organisation a été approuvée comme fournisseur agréé de contenu de professionnalisme par le Barreau de l’Ontario.
Dîner fourni. Toutes et tous sont bienvenus. Cette conférence se déroulera en anglais seulement.
uoCal : calendrier des événements

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Advocacy Club Boot Camp

Posted By Administration, October 3, 2018
Advocacy Club Boot Camp – October 30 and November 1

Join the Advocacy Club! The only way is by taking the Boot Camp. A comprehensive training program that covers the basics of civil trial advocacy: interview skills, case analysis, outlining examinations, discovery, direct and cross-examination techniques and legal argument. All in 8.5 hours of mixed presentations, drills and exercises. A practical, formula-based program that arms the junior litigators with the essentials to survive and succeed in a today's courtrooms.

Details of the Boot Camp can be found here. The next available session is Tuesday, October 30, 12:30-5:00 and Thursday, November 1, 1:00-5:00 at a place TBD. This session will be co-instructed by John Hollander and Juliet Knapton.

Contact John Hollander to reserve your spot for the next session. Read what your colleagues have said about the Boot Camp, here.

- CPD: Sessions qualify as 7.0 hours substantive and 1.5 hours professional CPD, of which 1.0 hour qualifies as the EDI component each lawyer requires annually.
- Cost: $370 for lawyers and $250 for paralegals, articling and summer students, plus HST.

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MBC Law Welcomes New Partner/MBC Law accueille une nouvelle partenaire associée

Posted By Administration, October 1, 2018
MBC Law Welcomes New Partner

September 1, 1878 – 1st female telephone operator starts work
September 1, 1901 – Construction begins on NY Stock Exchange
September 1, 1905 – Alberta & Saskatchewan become 8th & 9th Canadian provinces
September 1, 1999 – Ex-Pittsburgh Penguins star Mario Lemieux is approved as new owner of the Penguins franchise
September 1, 2018 – Margot Pomerleau joins the partnership of MBC Law.

September 1 marks an important day in history. If you would like to comment on which of the above dates you believe is the most important September 1 in history, we invite you to email mpomerleau@mbclaw.ca to advise her of your choice and provide your reasons why.

Meanwhile, MBC is proud to announce that our dear friend and colleague, Margot Pomerleau, has decided to join the partnership. Margot was a founding member of MBC and will be continuing her practice in civil litigation as well as managing the financial loss group at MBC, pursing claims against financial advisors.

We hope you will join us in congratulating Margot!


MBC Law accueille une nouvelle partenaire associée


1er septembre 1878 - Emma Nutt devient la première femme au monde au poste d’opératrice téléphonique.
1er septembre 1901 - Début des travaux à la Bourse de New York
1er septembre 1905 - L'Alberta et la Saskatchewan deviennent les 8e et 9e provinces canadiennes
1er septembre 1999 - Mario Lemieux, ancien joueur vedette des Penguins de Pittsburgh, est approuvé en tant que nouveau propriétaire de la franchise des Penguins
1er septembre 2018 - Margot Pomerleau se joint au partenariat de MBC Law.

Comme vous pouvez le constater, le 1er septembre marque une journée importante dans l'histoire. Si vous souhaitez commenter sur un des évènements listés ci-dessus et qui, selon vous, serait le plus important, nous vous invitons à nous envoyer un courriel à mpomerleau@mbclaw.ca pour l’aviser de votre choix, avec vos raisons, bien entendu!

Néanmoins, MBC est fier d'annoncer que notre chère amie et collègue, Margot Pomerleau, a décidé de se joindre au partenariat du cabinet.

Margot est un membre fondateur de MBC et poursuivra sa pratique dans le domaine des litiges civils ainsi qu’à titre de gestionnaire du groupe de pertes financières chez MBC, dans le cadre de poursuites contre des conseillers financiers.

Nous espérons que vous vous joindrez à nous pour féliciter Margot!

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Export Development Canada - Legal Counsel, Transactional Solutions

Posted By Administration, October 1, 2018
Legal Counsel – Transactional Solutions, Finance

Export Development Canada (EDC) is Canada's export credit agency, offering information, knowledge and innovative commercial solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business. EDC's knowledge and partnerships are used by more than 10,000 Canadian companies and their global customers in up to 200 markets worldwide each year. In 2017, EDC has been recognized as a Top 100 Employer and a Top Family-Friendly Employer.

EDC is financially self-sustaining and is a recognized leader in financial reporting and economic analysis.

Overview

EDC is seeking a team and solution-oriented corporate, commercial lawyer to join its Legal Services division of approximately 25 lawyers who provide a wide range of legal services to the Corporation.

EDC’s Legal Services is a dynamic, client-oriented environment, and is committed to ensuring that all lawyers have an understanding of the various business areas of the Corporation, for both transactional and corporate functions. The transactional activities serviced by Legal Services include commercial and sovereign loans, secured and unsecured loans, guarantees, participations in syndicated transactions, project and structured finance, equity, treasury, note and receivable purchases, debt restructuring, recovery matters, credit insurance, political risk insurance, bonding, claims and recoveries. The corporate functions include procurement, corporate banking, compliance, etc.

The successful candidate will provide advice to the Corporation primarily in relation to its activities in the areas of corporate financing (commercial and sovereign loans, secured and unsecured loans, guarantees, participations in syndicated transactions, note and receivable purchases), with development opportunities across other business lines (insurance, equity etc.).

Discipline Summary

• Provides legal advice and services on issues concerning the rights, obligations and privileges of the organization;
• Represents the organization to a variety of stakeholders such as customers, external counsel, suppliers, Government and Crown bodies, financial institutions and multi-lateral agencies;
• Provides resolution of business or technical issues by identifying legal solutions and recommending a course of action;
• Examines legal data to determine advisability of initiatives or solutions and provides a full range of legal advice and services as a generalist or in a combination of legal disciplines (e.g. transactions, commercial, contract, corporate, financings, insurance, guarantees);
• Reviews, drafts, negotiates and monitors a broad range of commercial contracts ensuring they are in compliance with legal, regulatory and organizational policies;
• Assesses legal and commercial risk of contracts;
• Studies and interprets statutes, decisions and regulations affecting the organization to determine appropriate plan of action.

Key Responsibilities


The responsibilities for this position relate to a variety of tasks representing transaction and nontransactional work, as well as knowledge and relationship management. Key responsibilities would include the following, but lawyers are expected to handle a broad range of business needs that may not
be fully summarized below:

• Involvement in all aspects of the transaction from the development and structuring of the transaction to the negotiation and documenting of the transaction;
• Provides customized solutions to a variety of moderately complex issues and problems, drafting standards and moderately complex legal documentation;
• Identifies issues in file work requiring consideration of appropriate risk mitigation measures and corporate perspective and knowledge;
• Reviews and comments on outside counsel's documents and advice, relating to transactions in which the Corporation is or proposes to become involved;
• Participates where appropriate in the development and documenting of internal policy and guidelines vis a vis corporate products and positions i.e., environment, disclosure, anti-corruption, etc.
• Provides legal opinions on various matters of law pertaining to the activities of the Corporation, such as on rights and obligations under contracts entered into by the Corporation, interpreting internal documentation and policies in areas of specialty, advising on authorization and compliance requirements, including interpreting the Export Development Act, the Financial Administration Act and other relevant statutes;
• Supports the Corporation with a proactive and preventive lawyering approach by (i) providing training, assisting and participating in in-house seminars and developing master documentation and (ii) keeping abreast of relevant legislation and case law.

Screening Criteria


• Completed an Undergraduate Degree in Law or in a related field
• Member of the Bar of a Canadian province or territory and in good standing to practice law as a barrister and solicitor
• Minimum of 2 to 5 years relevant experience in legal services related to commercial financing/banking experience
• Working knowledge of legal services principles and practices
• Strong communication skills (written and verbal), including strong drafting skills

Assets

• General knowledge of the business aspects of financing transactions including financial terms
• Preference will be given to bilingual candidates (English & French)
• Experience in project finance would be an asset

Salary Range

• $73,000 – $109,000 + performance-based incentive

How to apply

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application deadline: October 12, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST on www.edc.ca/careers

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.

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