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Conway Baxter Wilson LLP is Pleased to Announce New Partner, Natalia Rodriguez

Posted By Administration, 2 hours ago
Natalia practices civil litigation and dispute resolution, with an emphasis on public law litigation, appellate advocacy and commercial litigation.

From 2012-2014, Natalia served as Commission Counsel for the Elliot Lake Commission of Inquiry investigating the collapse of the Algo Centre Mall and the subsequent emergency response.

Natalia is experienced in conducting trials, appeals and judicial reviews. She has advocated on behalf of clients at all level of court in Ontario, the Federal Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal, as well as in commercial arbitration proceedings.

Prior to entering private practice, Natalia clerked for three justices of the Court of Appeal for Ontario and for Justice Louis LeBel at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Tags:  Community 


Estate of Jonathan Earle

Posted By Administration, 3 hours ago
Anyone having knowledge of or in possession of the original Will for Jonathan Earle of the Town of Kemptville, Province of Ontario, is requested to contact Kathleen Wright of Mann Lawyers LLP, 11 Holland Avenue, Suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4S1, by fax (613) 722-7677 or e-mail

Tags:  Wills & Estates 


Judicial Vacancy - Brampton

Posted By Administration, 3 hours ago

Please see the documents below in regard to a judicial vacancy in Brampton.



Tags:  Employment 


Real Estate Lawyer Position

Posted By Administration, 3 hours ago
Real Estate Law firm is seeking a Junior Lawyer with 0 – 3 years experience for his busy practice located in the East end of Ottawa. $55,000.00 yearly salary. Bilingualism preferred. Interested candidates should send their cover letter and CV by 5:00pm March 13, 2020 to:

Tags:  Employment 


Estate of Laurence Lemieux

Posted By Administration, February 21, 2020
Any person having knowledge of or in possession of the original Will for the late Laurence Lemieux (nee Roy) who died on or before December 22nd, 2019, please contact Gauthier Law Office at 613-590-7991. Ms. Lemieux was a resident of Limoges Ontario.

Tags:  Wills & Estates 


Canada Post - Legal Support (Labour and Employment)

Posted By Administration, February 19, 2020
Canada Post – Legal Support Opportunity (Labour and Employment)

Canada Post Legal Affairs is seeking a highly motivated individual with experience successfully supporting a busy law practice in a legal assistant or law clerk capacity. Our ideal candidate will take a proactive approach to supporting a team of dedicated labour and employment lawyers. Excellent organization, time management, and client service skills are a must. This is a full-time indeterminate position at Canada Post Head Office in Ottawa.

For details please see the Careers section of the Canada Post Website:



Tags:  Employment 


Seeking Full-Time Permanent Paralegal, Clerk or Assistant

Posted By Administration, February 18, 2020
Busy 2-lawyer central/west Ottawa firm looking for a full-time, permanent paralegal, law clerk or legal assistant to join our dynamic team.

The ideal candidate is able to manage litigation coordination and documentation from start to finish, and has experience with real estate and general corporate/commercial matters, as well. The ability to professionally communicate with clients and other firms and to process documents, as well as good organizational, time-management and computer skills, are essential.

Desirable but not necessary is a Law Clerk or Paralegal diploma from a recognized Canadian institution, or some form of equivalent as a legal assistant.

Our lawyers have been serving clients in Ottawa for more than 60 years cumulatively. Our firm offers a collegial, quiet work environment, competitive salaries, free parking and great coffee!

Interested candidates should forward their resumé in confidence to

Tags:  Employment 



Posted By Administration, February 18, 2020

Anyone with knowledge of a Will for Anne Florence Breakey of Carp, Ontario, born May 13, 1937 and who passed away February 5, 2020, please contact Langevin Morris Smith LLP at:

Tel: 613-256-3480 

Tags:  Wills & Estates 


Exciting news from Low Murchison Radnoff LLP’s Real Estate and Family Law Departments

Posted By Administration, February 18, 2020
Matt Brown has joined LMR effective February 18, 2020. Matt will continue his real estate and family law practices. His real estate practice includes conveyancing and mortgage financing. He will also provide advice and representation to clients in all aspects of family law, including Collaborative Practice. Matt comes from a family background in real estate and land development. Matt is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association and the County of Carleton Law Association.

We are pleased to welcome Matt to the firm!

If you would like to extend your best wishes to Matt, he may be contacted at 613-236- 9442, ext 162 or

Tags:  Community 



Posted By Administration, February 14, 2020
Anyone with knowledge of a Will for SANDRA ELOISE RONAN of Ottawa, Ontario, born on June 7, 1951 and who passed away on February 4, 2020, please contact Yvonne Lee Law Office at:

Yvonne Lee Law Office
15A Main Street West
Smiths Falls, ON
K7A 1M4
T: 613.283.3863
F: 613.283.8135

Tags:  Wills & Estates 


Corporate/Commercial Associate Lawyer – Rasmussen Starr Ruddy LLP

Posted By Administration, February 14, 2020

Rasmussen Starr Ruddy LLP is a well-respected mid-sized, full-service Ottawa law firm.
We are seeking to add a Corporate/Commercial associate lawyer to our successful team.

The ideal candidate will have an existing portable book of business and have the opportunity to grow their practice with internal firm referrals. Bilingualism would be an asset, but is not essential. 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 in a collegial work atmosphere.

Please respond, in strict confidence, to

Tags:  Employment 


Advanced Advocacy Club Program - Let’s talk settlement!

Posted By Administration, February 13, 2020
Advanced Advocacy Club Program

Let’s talk settlement!

What: Small Claims Court - Settlement Conference Showdown

When: Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 4:30-6:30

Where: KPMG, 150 Elgin St, Suite 1800

Who: All CCLA members and Advocacy Club members are welcome

Cost: $60 + HST

Worried about that upcoming settlement conference? There’s no need to be! Join the Advocacy Club as we walk through a Small Claims Court settlement conference from start to finish—with a panel of Deputy Judges providing the play-by-play commentary. We’ll talk client prep, settlement conference briefs, offers, and looking ahead to trial. Come on out to hear what the Deputy Judges find persuasive, helpful, and … otherwise. And walk into your next settlement conference with confidence!

Sign up with Kelli-Anne Day:

Tags:  CPD 


Associate Lawyer Position-Prescott, Ontario

Posted By Administration, February 13, 2020
Tobin, Grenkie is currently seeking an associate lawyer to join a dynamic and busy transaction-focused practice in our Prescott office. This position offers excellent opportunities for leadership, career growth and development. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is detail-oriented, professional, and has a willingness to learn. Emphasis will be on real estate, estate planning, estates and solicitor-based files, with opportunity for growth in other fields of law, including, but not limited to, family and criminal.

Job Type: Full-time
Position availability: Immediate

An ideal candidate will have:

- Superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic
- The ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment and balance competing priorities
- Experience an asset but not mandatory in the fields of real estate, estate planning, estates and solicitor based fields
- Familiarity with document software including PCLaw, Teraview, The Conveyancer, Microsoft Office, and Wordperfect
- You must be a member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada

Please forward your cover letter, resume, references and transcripts to We appreciate hearing from all qualified candidates, however, only those applicants whose background and experience match our requirements will be contacted.

Tags:  Employment 


Volunteer for the Ottawa Humane Society Board of Directors

Posted By Administration, February 13, 2020

The Board of Directors is the governance body of the Ottawa Humane Society (OHS). On behalf of the community, and representing the members of the OHS, the Board provides the strategic direction, resources, and high-level oversight for the organization to be successful in achieving its mission and goals.

Who Serves on the OHS Board?

Board members come from all walks of life. They share a commitment to the OHS and the animals in our care and community and have skills that are required by the Board. Ideally but not exclusively, candidates are sought with Board and/or volunteer experience at charitable/not-for-profit organizations, and with expertise in some of the following areas: governance; management/strategic planning; evaluation/performance management; fundraising; government; finance/accounting; legal or regulatory; human resources/recruitment & retention; privacy/security; information technology and/or communications.

The Ottawa Humane Society values diversity. We encourage candidates to self-identify, if they wish, as visible minorities, LGBTQ, newcomers to Canada, indigenous peoples or persons with disabilities, for example.

Other characteristics include:

• Age: By law, Board members must be at least 18 years of age.
• Education: Formal education is not a requirement for all Board positions, though it is desirable to have certain professionals on the Board to ensure an appropriate mix of perspectives at the table. Many candidates may possess a combination of work and personal experience that provides them with the necessary knowledge and understanding of the financial, administrative, ethical and policy issues that may be discussed at the Board.
• Knowledge/Awareness: Candidates should possess an interest in animal welfare and should understand the need to demonstrate a public image that is in keeping with the philosophies and goals of the OHS.
• Personal Suitability: It is desirable to have Board members who are willing and have confidence to challenge proposed policies, activities, etc. of the organization. The ability to challenge must be tempered with recognition of the need to work in a cooperative and collegial manner and demonstrate a style that values consensus and unity.
• Financial Commitment: All Board members are expected to make a meaningful personal financial commitment to the OHS.


The Board of Directors usually meets once every Quarter for a full-day meeting on a Saturday, at the OHS. Reports, background materials, and other documentation are sent to Board members several days before the meeting, and Board members are expected to have read the materials and have their questions and comments prepared.

The successful candidate must be willing and able to devote a minimum of 12 hours per month to Board duties. Board members are generally elected for a two-year term, and may be re-elected for two more consecutive two-year terms (totalling six (6) years).

The main responsibilities of the OHS Board are to:

1. Determine mission and purpose. It is the Board’s responsibility to create and review a statement of mission and purpose that articulates the organization’s goals, means, and primary constituents served.
2. Select the President and CEO. The Board must reach consensus on the President and CEO’s responsibilities and undertake a careful search to find the most qualified individual for the position. The Board will ensure that there is a succession plan in place.
3. Support and evaluate the President and CEO. The Board should ensure that the President and CEO has the support he/she needs to further the goals of the organization.
4. Ensure effective strategic planning. The Board must actively participate in an overall strategic planning process and assist in implementing and monitoring the plan’s goals.
5. Monitor and strengthen programs and services. The Board’s responsibility is to determine which programs are consistent with OHS’s mission and monitor their effectiveness.
6. Ensure adequate financial resources. One of the Board’s foremost responsibilities is to secure adequate resources for the OHS to fulfill its mission.
7. Protect assets and provide proper financial oversight. The Board must assist in developing the annual budget and ensuring that proper financial controls are in place.
8. Build a competent Board. The Board has a responsibility to articulate prerequisites for candidates, orient new members, and periodically and comprehensively evaluate their own performance.
9. Ensure legal and ethical integrity. The Board is ultimately responsible for adherence to legal standards and ethical norms.
10. Enhance the OHS’s public standing. The Board should clearly articulate the OHS’s mission, accomplishments, and goals to the public and garner support from the community.
11. Manage risk. The board must assess and address risk to the organization and ensure timely and proper corresponding responses.

Since discussions may involve confidential or sensitive issues, Board members are asked to sign a Confidentiality Agreement and an agreement to adhere to the OHS Ethics Policy.

Board members are expected to attend most, if not all, major OHS events.

In addition to the quarterly meetings and periodic events, Board members are expected to serve on at least one committee that typically meets once a month and when there, are usually assigned specific tasks to be completed individually or working in collaboration with other committee members.

Board Committees

Much of the up-front, hands-on work that occurs prior to any issue coming to the Board is done through the work of Board committees. The committees take the time to research issues, identify and evaluate options, and make recommendations. The Board depends on committees to present succinct information and recommendations upon which it can base decisions at its monthly meetings.

The bylaws of the OHS provide for four standing committees: Executive Committee, Finance & Audit Committee, Nominating Committee and Governance Committee

The Executive Committee is comprised of the officers of the OHS: the Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and a member-at-large from the Board, in addition to the President and CEO. Its duties and responsibilities are set out in the bylaws, but essentially this committee provides more detailed oversight of the OHS operations. The Executive Committee is open to Board members elected to executive positions only.

The Finance & Audit Committee also has duties that are set out in the bylaws. In addition to its regular duties, however, the Finance & Audit Committee may also take on other projects such as establishing policies and procedures about important financial matters.

The Nominating Committee recruits and screens potential new Board members. Under the bylaws, the Nominating Committee is composed of at least three Board members and may also include Advisors from outside the Board. As Board vacancies occur, the Board’s Nominating Committee will advertise for applicants.

The Governance Committee’s duties are set out in the bylaws. The Governance Committee develops sound governance policies, procedures and techniques in order to pursue the development of the governance of the OHS.

The Board is authorized under the OHS bylaws to establish other committees depending on its priorities for the OHS.

In addition, if you are not already a member of the OHS, candidates shall become a member of the Ottawa Humane Society upon acceptance of your application by the Board of Directors.

Benefits to You:

There are many rewards by serving on the Board of Directors:

1. Sharing with a team in the accomplishment of doing something important for the OHS and Ottawa’s animals;
2. Using your skills in new ways, addressing very interesting issues;
3. Learning more about the Ottawa Humane Society and how it operates;
4. Meeting people who share your interests;
5. Developing new skills;
6. Developing your volunteer knowledge and skills – in the future, you may want to help other charities, too;
7. Being associated with an organization that has been helping your community since 1888.

How to Apply

1. Contact OHS manager: volunteers to complete an application package—email
2. Submit completed application form and resumé to manager: volunteers by March 13, 2020 deadline.
3. If selected for an interview, the chair of the Nominating Committee will arrange your interview with that committee.
4. Be available and attend your scheduled interview (being held in the evenings on April 21, 23, 28, or 30, 2020).
5. The selected candidate will be asked to join the Board in the Fall of 2020. The Nominating Committee will present all candidates as part of the slate for the Board at the OHS Annual General Meeting on September 8, 2020 for approval by the membership.
6. You will be asked to participate in an orientation session to the OHS and your responsibilities as a Board member, along with other new Board members, will be reviewed.
7. You must pass a police check.

Tags:  Community 


Litigation Associate

Posted By Administration, February 13, 2020

Kelly Santini LLP is looking to add an experienced litigation associate to its downtown Ottawa team. The successful candidate must have a minimum of 5 years of litigation experience. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build their practice with the full support and experience of an established firm; they will work independently on files from beginning to end and provide assistance on larger, more complex files.

Kelly Santini LLP values the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion. We believe that it is a moral imperative that we pursue initiatives that will further these goals within and outside of the walls of our firm. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace is a better, stronger and happier place to work, and adds to the collective strength of our community.

Required Skills:

• Minimum of 5 years insurance defence and litigation experience.
• Law degree from an accredited Canadian law school and a member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills; A bilingual candidate and/or a candidate with a partial practice would be an asset.
• Solid analytical, legal research and drafting skills with strong attention to detail.
• Effective file and practice management skills are essential.
• Commitment to upholding firm values, including exceptional client service, community engagement and the advancement of diversity and inclusion.

If you are interested in joining our team, we invite you to send your cover letter, résumé and a list of references by March 9th, 2020, in confidence to:

Liija Eskola, HR Coordinator
Kelly Santini LLP
2401-160 Elgin St., Ottawa, ON K2P 2P7
T: (613)238-6321

Or you may apply online through the following link:

While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Tags:  Employment 


Labour and Employment Lawyer

Posted By Administration, February 12, 2020
Labour and Employment Lawyer

Permanent Position

Nelligan Law, a multi-service law firm with 42 lawyers, is looking to expand our Labour and Employment practice group. We are currently seeking a lawyer with at least three years relevant experience in the practice of union-side labour law and be a member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.

Nelligan Law has a major presence in labour and employment locally, throughout Ontario and beyond. Our lawyers provide advice and representation to unions, professional associations and individual employees with respect to all aspects of the work relationship, including labour relations litigation, human rights, employment benefits, health and safety, workers’ compensation, professional discipline and wrongful dismissals.

The successful candidate will engage in a full labour and employment law practice involving regular litigation before arbitrators and workplace and professional discipline tribunals.

A collegial work environment, a serious commitment to the professional development of its lawyers and an opportunity to work on significant matters are just a few of the benefits Nelligan Law has to offer.

Nelligan Law 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 Law
Suite 300, 50 O’Connor Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 6L2
Attention: Mia Hempey

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Avocat ou avocate spécialisé(e) en droit du travail et de l’emploi

Poste permanent

Nelligan Law, un cabinet juridique multiservice comptant 42 avocats et souhaitant étoffer son groupe Droit du travail et Droit de l’emploi, recherche un avocat ou une avocate membre en règle du Barreau de l’Ontario et ayant au moins trois ans d’expérience pertinente dans la pratique du droit du travail auprès des syndicats.

Nelligan Law est très actif dans le domaine du travail et de l’emploi au niveau local, dans tout l’Ontario et au-delà. Du conseil aux mandats de représentation, nos avocats agissent aux côtés de syndicats, d’associations professionnelles et d’employés individuels relativement à tous les aspects de la relation de travail, notamment les litiges en matière de relations de travail, les droits de la personne, les avantages sociaux, la santé et la sécurité, l’indemnisation des accidents du travail, la discipline professionnelle et les licenciements abusifs.

Le ou la candidate retenu(e) exercera pleinement sa profession dans le domaine du droit du travail et de l’emploi et sera régulièrement amené(e) à plaider devant des arbitres et des tribunaux de discipline professionnelle et du travail.

Un milieu de travail collégial, un engagement sérieux en faveur du perfectionnement professionnel des avocats et la possibilité de travailler sur des dossiers importants ne sont que quelques avantages parmi d’autres que Nelligan Law a à vous offrir.

Nelligan Law valorise la diversité dans notre milieu de travail et l’appuie tout autant dans la pratique du droit.

Les candidats qualifiés sont invités à nous acheminer leur curriculum vitæ en toute confidentialité à :

Nelligan Law
50, rue O’Connor, Bureau 300
Ottawa (Ontario) K1P 6L2
À l’attention de : Mia Hempey
Courriel :

Nous remercions d’avance tous les candidats pour leur intérêt, mais ne communiquerons qu’avec les candidats sélectionnés en vue d’un entretien.

Tags:  Employment 


Call Out for Lawyers to Volunteer as Coaches and Judges for High School Competitive Mock Trial

Posted By Administration, February 12, 2020
The Ontario Justice Education Network and the Ontario Bar Association are looking for volunteers for this year's competitive mock trial tournament for high school students. The Anglophone competition will take place on May 6-7, 2020, and the Francophone competition will take place on May 7-8, 2020, both at the Ottawa courthouse.

We need two types of volunteers:

1. Lawyer coaches
: As a coach, you would be matched with a school to assist a team of students with their preparations: help them develop their case theories, prepare questions for examination, and help them understand the law they are working with. The students are preparing to argue both sides of a criminal case. Ideally, each team will have one coach who can visit them for four prep sessions of about an hour (likely one in late March, and two or three in April). However, if you can only commit to two sessions we can also match a school with two lawyers. You would schedule the exact dates of meetings with the teacher once you're matched.

2. Lawyers to judge: We need lawyers to judge the mock trials at the Ottawa courthouse from approximately 8:45am to approximately 3pm.

If you would like to volunteer, please e-mail Colleen Liggett at Kindly advise whether you wish to volunteer as a coach and/or as a judge, and your language preference. OJEN is looking to finalize the list of volunteers by the end of February. Colleen will then send your names onto the OJEN coordinator to match you with a school, or assign you to judge.

Volunteering as a coach or a judge is a very worthwhile experience. The students are very keen to learn about the justice system, and both they and the teachers are very appreciative of our help.

Tags:  Community 


Four Lawyer Positions

Posted By Administration, February 11, 2020

Grandmaitre Virgo Evans Professional Corporation

GVE Lawyers/Avocats is looking for YOU. Located in Orléans, our firm offers competitive compensation, work-life balance and a collegial and modern work environment. We seek dynamic and sociable individuals to become key members of our team for years to come.

7+ FAMILY LAW LAWYER – We are seeking an established family law lawyer with a strong entrepreneurial attitude to help build our Family Law practice. Our firm’s core practice areas currently include Real Estate, Wills and Estates and Corporate/Commercial Law. We are looking to expand and offer our clients other services such as general litigation and family law. The ideal candidate will be bilingual, have 7+ years of experience in family law and have an established and portable practice. This is a great opportunity for an experienced family law lawyer looking for more independence and control over his/her practice or a sole practitioner looking for administrative support. For more details, please go to

5-7 YEARS CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL LAWYER – We are seeking an associate with 5-7 years’ experience practising in the areas of corporate and commercial law. The ideal candidate will have strong business instincts, exceptional drafting skills and an established client base. You will also be expected to have substantial experience managing corporate and commercial law files. For more details, please go to

3-5 YEARS WILLS AND ESTATES LAWYER – GVE Lawyers/Avocats is seeking an associate with 3-5 years’ experience practising in the areas of Wills and Estate Planning. The ideal candidate will have strong inter-personal and communication skills, superior abilities to solve problems and excellent drafting skills. This is an exceptional opportunity for an associate wishing to grow an already established Wills and Estates Practice and have the opportunity to work closely with a well-respected senior member of the bar and an Estates Specialist. The successful candidate will have experience managing Wills and Estate Planning files. For more details, please go to

JUNIOR ASSOCIATE – GVE Lawyers/Avocats is seeking a junior associate with a strong work ethic, superior problem-solving skills and a client-centric focus to support the senior lawyers and grow the Firm’s core practice areas of Real Estate, Wills and Estates and Corporate/Commercial Law. The ideal candidate will be bilingual and have 1-3 years’ experience as an associate in private practice. For more details, please go to

If you are interested in these career opportunities with our firm, confidentially email your CV and detailed cover letter to our office manager, Dianne Carter at

We thank all those who apply, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Tags:  Employment 


Family Lawyer - Kanata

Posted By Administration, February 10, 2020

Langevin Morris Smith LLP is looking for a family lawyer with more than 7 years experience for our Kanata office. We have a great team and we are growing!

We are looking for a self starter with leadership to join our active family law practice. There is a huge opportunity to come into the office and hit the ground running. An existing book of business would be helpful but not necessary. The right person will find great support and a very collegial and enjoyable atmosphere to work in at LMS Lawyers. LMS has offices throughout Ottawa, Eastern Ontario and as far north as Iqaluit. We are looking for someone to be in our March Road office which comes complete with free parking. Bilingualism is an asset but not essential.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumé in strict confidence to:

Russel Molot
190 O’Connor Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 2R3

Tags:  Employment 


Three Judicial Vacancies – Kitchener (Criminal Law)

Posted By Administration, February 10, 2020

Please see the documents below in regard to three judicial vacancies in Kitchener (Criminal Law).


Tags:  Employment 


Bell Baker - Associate Lawyer

Posted By Administration, February 6, 2020

BELL BAKER LLP is seeking an associate to join its team at our busy Ottawa firm conveniently located on Lisgar Street near Elgin. The ideal candidate should have at least 3-5 years’ experience primarily in Real Estate and Corporate Commercial Law, although candidates with litigation experience should also apply. We offer competitive compensation and a collegial atmosphere in which to work. You must be a member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario with a demonstrated commitment to client service. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted and we thank all who express an interest in the position. To apply please submit your resume in confidence to our Office Manager Kelly Quinn at

Tags:  Employment 



Posted By Administration, February 6, 2020
Anyone with knowledge of a Will for ROY ELMER DOBSON of Bourget, Ontario, born on June 20, 1931 and who passed away on December 22, 2019, please contact Simard & Associates at:

Catherine Calvert

Simard & Associates
Barristers & Solicitors
1417 Laurier, CP 449
Rockland, Ontario
K4K 1K5
Tel: 613-446-5060
Fax: 613-446-6475

Tags:  Wills & Estates 


Legal - Contracts Officer II - Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Posted By Administration, February 6, 2020
Contracts Officer II (Legal) – Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Melanie Levesque
Program: Administration

The Ottawa Hospital: Inspired by research. Driven by compassion
The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is the research arm of The Ottawa Hospital and an affiliated institute of the University of Ottawa. With more than 1,700 scientists, clinician investigators, trainees and staff, and total revenues of more than $100 million, we are one of the foremost Canadian hospital-based research institutes. We are investigating virtually every major disease and condition, with a focus on answering important health questions and translating our findings into benefits for patients and society.

The OHRI has an immediate opening for a Senior Contracts Officer in our Research Contracts Office. This is a full time, two-year contract with the possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will draft, review, negotiate and administer contracts governing clinical research activities at the OHRI and The Ottawa Hospital. The incumbent will also provide support and guidance to researchers, administrators, and the OHRI’s external clients on the management and execution of contracts and liaise with the Research Ethics Board on contractual aspects of proposed research studies.

Job Description:
Working directly with the other Contracts Officers and under the general supervision of the Managing Director - Finance & Operations, the Contracts Officer will:
• Independently review, draft, negotiate and administer a range of research agreements with private industry, funding agencies and other research institutions (both domestic and foreign). Examples of such agreements include confidentiality agreements, clinical trial agreements, fund transfer/grant agreements, data transfer agreements and collaborative inter-institutional agreements.
• Effectively advance the OHRI’s interests by conducting negotiations in a manner that fosters productive and strong relationships with our industry and academic partners while also ensuring compliance with institutional policies, practices and risk tolerances, as well as applicable agency guidelines, laws and regulations.
• Analyze contractual clauses to identify any potential liability exposure, with a view to ensuring the protection of the OHRI, its research community and research participants.
• Collaborate with, and provide support and guidance to researchers, administrators and external clients regarding the management and execution of research contracts.
• Help identify issues with, and barriers to the efficiency of the internal contracting process and work with other Contracts Officers and the Managing Director on strategies for improvement.

Basic Requirements:
• Graduate degree in law (LL.B/J.D.).
• A minimum of five (5) years’ experience working with contracts and contract negotiation at a research institute, or in private practice, academia, industry, or government.
• Proficient with contract language used in legal documents.
• Service-oriented focus.
• A strategic thinker and team player.
• Excellent negotiating, analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Strong interpersonal and written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to develop strong working relationships with diverse stakeholders.
• Demonstrated ability to set priorities among competing and shifting demands with frequent interruptions.
• Highly organized and able to work independently to meet tight deadlines without sacrificing accuracy, customer service, collegiality or ethics.
• Ability to learn and adapt to new policies, procedures, and requirements.
• Demonstrates diplomacy, discretion and good judgment.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Familiarity with contract wording involving some of the following clauses: Privacy, Intellectual Property, Insurance, Liability/Indemnification, etc.
• Familiarity with legislation governing human research and knowledge of Canadian, US and international guidelines as they apply to clinical trial management (e.g. FDA and Health Canada regulations, Good Clinical Practices, Tri-Council Policy Statement, Personal Health Information Protection Act, etc.)
• Background in the field of health research.

Contract Details
$76,693 to $97,473/year, commensurate with skills and experience.

Comments to Applicant
Please send a complete CV with description of experience to:

Contact Info:

Mélanie Levesque, B.Soc.Sc., LL.B/J.D.
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
725 Parkdale Avenue
Ottawa ON K1Y 4E9

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those invited for an interview will be contacted. The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.

Tags:  Employment 


Professional Dialogues

Posted By Administration, February 5, 2020



202 Robert Sutherland Hall, Queens University
138 Union Street West, Kingston, Ontario Canada

Friday, May 22, 2020 (Evening)
Saturday and Sunday, May 23 & 24, 2020 (Full Days)


Professional Dialogues is a re-offering of a successful Program that was presented in 2014 by our predecessor entity, the Mediation Centre of Southeastern Ontario (MCSO). Many of those who appeared as Contributors in 2014 were pleased to come together, with others, to participate again in one of MCSO’s most rewarding initiatives in its 18 years of operation.

The full Program can be accessed by clicking on the link below.

The ADR Institute of Ontario accepts eligibility for CPD Credits (Sub-Category A3 for 2pt per hour) for this Program. Lawyers can claim eligible CPD credits from this offering for required Substantive Hours as more specifically provided for in the CPD and professional practice provisions on the Law Society of Ontario web site.

As reflected in its design, the object of this offering (as it was when presented in 2014)
is to provide for participants intensive level exposure to significant parts of the Conflict
Management and Mediation field. To that end the sessions extend opportunities
for learning from no less than twenty-one highly accomplished Practitioners and other
Specialists across a range of disciplines within the field. Well in advance of the Program dates there will be web site postings of Professional Profiles of all of the Contributors.

The final Program will include coverage by Colm Brannigan of new work on Med/Arb
that has led to formation of a Med/Arb Section of ADRIO. As well, we particularly want
to bring to your attention two elective Practice Skills sessions on the Sunday afternoon, each assisted by experienced Coaches and supported by extensive resource material.

Conflict Resolution in an Indigenous Context. Walking Together: Indigenous
ADR in Land and Resource Disputes, with Lindsay Brant, M. Ed., Queen’s University Centre for Teaching and Learning, Kevan Flood, Senior Government of Canada Negotiator (retired), Robin Quantick. Ph. D. (Indigenous Studies, Trent University)

Mediation in a Municipal Planning Context, by David Gordon, Ph.D., Fellow of Canadian Institute of Planners, formerly Director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning, Queen’s.

[At this session, Dr. Gordon will lead and de-brief an Exercise from the Harvard Program on Negotiation (PON) that has for years been utilized in the MCSO Course in the Queen’s University Planning Program on “Negotiation, Mediation and Facilitation in Public Disputes” and in other professional contexts. Its effective use for learning purposes is not restricted to Planning professionals. Participants in Professional Dialogues will assume active roles in the Exercise. Role assignments will be distributed in advance.]


Contact: Richard Moore 613-230-8671;;

Title: Foundational Conflict Management & Mediation – Locations and Dates: Ottawa -- Parish Hall, Church of St. John the Evangelist, 154 Somerset Street West., March 23 – 27/20. Toronto, First Unitarian Congregation, 175 St. Clair Avenue W., Apr 27 – May 1

Title: Advanced & Multiparty Mediation. Location: First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto, 175 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto. Dates:- May 25 – 29/20

Contact: Colm Brannigan (Co-Chair, ADRIO Med/Arb Section):- Med-Arbitration Training (2 Days). May 11 – 12, 2020, Toronto (Location to be announced)

Ronald R. Price, Q.C., Professor Emeritus (Queen’s)
Co-Director, Canadian Centre for Conflict Management (CCCM)
Direct Line (613) 544-3492;

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Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP is Pleased to Announce New Firm Partner, Megan D. Wallace

Posted By Administration, February 4, 2020
Megan Wallace is a lawyer in our Business Law Group, assisting a variety of business clients – ranging from corporations that operate across Canada to local family-owned businesses on a variety of matters including mergers and acquisitions and advice on proposed agreements and transactions. Megan is also the Head of the Firm’s Not-for-Profit and Charity Law Group – working with not-for-profits and charities on governance and compliance issues, transactions and agreements. Her experience volunteering on various Boards for not-for-profit organizations and registered charities lends well to her own practice and expertise in that sector.

Megan is a member of the bars of both Ontario and Alberta. To learn more about Megan, and the Business Law Group, click here.

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