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Davis LLP is pleased to announce that Heather Treacy, Q.C. has been appointed managing partner of the Calgary office.

Sandra Lynn Schulz, QC is appointed a Master in Chamber of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta. The date of the swearing-in ceremony is as follows: Monday, Octoebr 28, 2013 at 4;00 p.m. = Edmonton Law Courts

Davis LLP has announced that Heather Treacy, Q.C., has been appointed managing partner of the Calgary office effective October 4, 2013.

Field LawVance Langford, partner and leader of its business immigration group, to the position of Secretary for the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), National Immigration Law Section for upcoming 2013-2014 term. Vance will complete five successive terms as an officer of the Section, including Chair in 2016-2017. Prior to his election as Secretary, Vance served as Chair of the Alberta Immigration Law Section and as an elected Executive Member of the National Immigration Law Section since 2007.

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP congratulates David Percy, QC, who received the University Cup, the highest honour bestowed by the University of Alberta. In 2010, Percy became the BLG Chair of Energy Law and Policy at the University.


Peter Stanford ceased practicing with Waddell Raponi in Victoria and joined the newly created firm Lindsay LLP in Vancouver as associate counsel, with a practice largely confined to insurance coverage advice / litigation for clients in various common-law provinces. He has active calls to the bar in both B.C. and Ontario and has practiced for long periods in each province.

Harris & Company LLP has announced that Claire Marchant has joined the firm from a large international law firm where she worked in the labour and employment group.

Farris LLP has welcomed three new associates to the firm. Anand Athiviraham in Farris’ Victoria office, practicing primarily in the areas of corporate/commercial law and technology law; Lisa Andrews, in Farris’ corporate and commercial and securities and corporate finance groups who has worked on a number of the firm’s mergers and acquisitions and securities transactions; and Nav Baidwan, a member of the litigation group at Farris.

Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP welcomes new associate Christopher Scott to the firm. Christopher’s practice covers all aspects of intellectual property law, with an emphasis on software, computing systems, and electrical engineering-related technologies.

Gowlings' Vancouver firm welcomes associates Christopher Munroe and Julia Winters.


John D. Stefaniuk and Jeffrey A. Kowall from TDS Law were included as Leading Lawyers in the 2013 Lexpert Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining publication.

• The partners of Fillmore Riley LLP congratulate Aaron W. K. Challis on his call to the Manitoba Bar on September 3, 2013, and on joining the firm as an associate. Aaron graduated from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law, with his Juris Doctor in June 2012. After completing his last semester of law on an exchange program at Yeditepe University in Istanbul, Turkey, Aaron articled at Fillmore Riley. He practises primarily in the area of civil litigation.

Paul Brett, a partner with TDS Law has been re-appointed by the Stan Struthers, Minister of Finance, as a member of the Life Council of the Insurance Council of Manitoba, the regulator of insurance agents, brokers, and adjusters in Manitoba. The appointment is for a three year term, expiring July 31st, 2016.

Attorney General Andrew Swan announced the appointment of a new associate chief judge and a new judge to the provincial court. Judge Shauna Hewitt-Michta of Brandon is the new associate chief judge and Dale Harvey has been appointed to the court in Winnipeg.

Pitblado Law has announced that Nicole Smith and David Silver were called to the Bar on June 20, 2013 and have now joined the firm as associates. Their exceptional skills, work ethic, and passion for law are a terrific fit for our firm and our clients. Nicole Smith graduated from the University of Manitoba with her Juris Doctor, 2012. She practises in the areas of labour and employment law. David Silver graduated from the University of Manitoba with his Juris Doctor, 2012. He practises in the areas of civil litigation and dispute resolution.

• The partners of Taylor McCaffrey LLP are pleased to congratulate William Gould and Steven OíHeany on their call to the Manitoba bar.


• After more than 22 years with the Moncton office of Stewart McKelvey, and after having worked approximately one year in the role as part-time in-house counsel for a local real estate development firm, John Eric Pöllabauer has announced he resumed the practice of law with the Moncton law firm of Bingham Law Droit.

Stewart McKelveyis pleased to announce that the following articling clerks are joining the firm subsequent to being called to the bar: Renée Fontaine (Moncton), Sarah Almon (Saint John), Julia Parent (Saint John), Lara MacDougall (Fredericton), and Sheila LanctÙt (Fredericton).

• Five associates are joining the partnership of Cox & Palmer: Trisha Gallant-LeBlanc, Stephen J. Hill, Paul J. White, Isabelle C. Moreau, Michael A. Gillis.

• Moncton-based George L. Cooper has been elected New Brunswick managing partner at Cox & Palmer. Josh J.B. McElman also joins the firm's provincial management team as Saint John managing partner, while John D. Townsend, QC was re-elected managing partner of the Fredericton office. John D. Laidlaw, QC was elected chairman of the New Brunswick partnership, and Gregory Machum continues in the role of chief operating officer, his 10th year in the job.

Clarence Bennett is the newest partner at the Fredericton office of Stewart McKelvey. Bennett is a registered trade-mark agent and also belongs to the firm's labour and employment group, focussing on workplace human rights, workers' compensation and occupational health and safety.

Jacques J. Gauthier, lawyer in Memramcook, N.B., since 1977, has moved his practice to Dieppe, N.B.


Darin King, Minister of Justice, today announced the most recent appointments to Queen’s Counsel by the Lieutenant Governor in Council: Peter Alteen, Donna Ballard, David Bussey, Marcus Evans, Frances Knickle, Mary Mandville, Irene S. Muzychka, Gregory K. Pittman, Cillian D. Sheahan, Daniel Simmons, and Derrick Watton.


Lawson Lundell LLP announces the following new associate: In Yellowknife, Glen Rutland (Litigation) was with the Department of Justice of the NWT.

Karan M. Shaner has been appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories (Yellowknife), replacing Justice D.M. Cooper, who resigned as of March 3, 2011. Shaner joined the province's ministry of justice in 1996 and was most recently its assistant deputy minister.

Associate Malinda A. Kellett has joined Lawson Lundellís corporate and commercial group.

Gerald Stang and the Peterson Stang corporate department will be joining the Field Law offices in Yellowknife in August.


Len Hoyt, QC, chair of the board of directors at McInnes Cooper, has announce the appointment of Ray Adlington as the firm’s new managing partner and CEO, for a three-year term commencing December 1, 2013.

• The Nova Scotia Barristers Society is pleased to announce that Marjorie A. Hickey, QC, will be the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Service Award. A partner in the Halifax office of McInnes Cooper, she has a varied litigation and administrative law practice, with a focus on regulatory and liability issues for professions and self-governing organizations.

• The Nova Scotia Securities Commission announced the appointment of a new director of enforcement on July 23. Randy Gass is a former Crown counsel with Alberta Justice in the Specialized Prosecution Branch for Economic Crime.

Stewart McKelvey is pleased to announce that the following articling clerks are joining the firm subsequent to being called to the bar: Adam Bata,Michelle Chai, Dary Jessome, and Jeff Waugh.


• Former Ontario Securities Commission chair Edward Waitzer, director of the Hennick Centre for Business and Law at Osgoode Hall and the Schulich School of Business at York University as well as a former chair at Stikeman Elliot, will be replacing Philip Olsson as chair of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.

Susan Cooper, a partner at Chandler & Cooper in Iqaluit, has been appointed a judge of the Nunavut Court of Justice, replacing Justice B.A. Browne.

Gregory Nearing, 48, who practised criminal law, passed away on Nov. 15, 2009. He has held several significant positions in the past including executive director of the Legal Services Board of the Northwest Territories, treasurer and president of the Northwest Territories Law Society, and president of the Nunavut Law Society.

Justice R.G. Kilpatrick, a judge of the Nunavut Court of Justice, has been appointed senior judge of the Nunavut Court of Justice, replacing Justice B.A. Browne.


Borden Ladner Gervais LLP welcomes Michelle Henry as a partner to the firm’s labour and employment group.

Dickinson Wright LLP is pleased to announce that lawyer John D. Leslie has joined the firm’s Toronto office as a partner.

The Centre for the Legal Profession at the University of Toronto has announced its Distinguished Visiting Jurist for 2013/2014 will be Robert P. Armstrong. He was appointed directly from the Bar to the Court of Appeal for Ontario on January 25, 2002. He served on that court until March 6, 2013. He is presently at Arbitration Place in Toronto where he serves as an arbitrator and provides related ADR services.

William G. Davis, P.C., C.C., Q.C., chair of the board of FCT Insurance Company Ltd., and Ken DeGiorgio, executive vice president, First American Financial Corporation, announced the appointment of Michael LeBlanc as FCT's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Agent for First American Title Insurance Company in Canada.

Lyn Townsend, Denise Baker, and Jennifer Meader of Townsend and Associates in Oakville have joined their thriving planning and development practice with the municipal, planning, and land development practice group of WeirFoulds LLP. Abdul-Basit Khan also joins WeirFoulds in a leading role in the firm’s employment and labour practice. Macdonald Allen (litigation), Andrea Green (real estate), Bronwyn Roe (litigation), Sylvain Rouleau (municipal), and Lisa Feinberg (litigation) join as associates. Angela Mockford returns to WeirFoulds to resume her commercial leasing practice.

Davis LLP welcomes three new partners to the firm. Andy Radhakant, Julian Worsley, and Neil Fineberg will join the firm's Toronto office and work with clients on their intellectual property and life sciences matters across the country.

• McCarthy Tétrault has announced Christopher Langdon has joined the firm as a partner in Toronto. Langdon’s practice is focused on McCarthy Tétrault’s current growth areas of mining, oil & gas and energy and infrastructure projects. He will also provide senior finance support to the firm’s London office.


Dentons Canada LLP is pleased to announce that two new lawyers have joined their Ottawa office. Peter Burn is counsel in the public policy and regulatory affairs group, and Marc Doucet is a partner in the construction group.

Stephen Carpenter has been named the newest partner at Stewart McKelvey's Charlottetown office. The employment lawyer counts among his clients a range of employers across various industries, as well as organizations in the insurance, education and health sectors.

Tracey L. Clements, Sherry E. Gillis, and Kim M. McNeill have each been designated Queen's Counsel.

The Office of the Attorney General and Public Safety will be renamed the Department of Justice and Public Safety.

Shannon Farrell has been promoted to partner at McInnes Cooper in Charlottetown.

Gary Scales has joined McInnes Cooper in Charlottetown.


Robic LLP grows its teams in both of its Montreal and Quebec City offices. Among them: Nadim Noujeim and Karisha Trotman-Welch in Montreal and Catherine de Varennes and Jean-Sébastien Rodriguez-Paquette in Quebec City.

BLG has announced that Nadir André and Marie-Christine Gagnon have joined BLG’s Montreal office in its business and corporate commercial group.

Fasken Martineau announced Niko Veilleux has joined the firm's Securities and M&A practice in Montréal.

Gowlings' Montreal office has two new associates. Ali Amadee and Myléne Lemieux were both articling students before being hired by the firm.

BLG has two new lawyers at their Montreal firm: Misha Benjamin and Eugénie Lefebvre, previously an articling students at the firm.

George Locke has been appointed to become treasurer of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada. George is a partner, lawyer, patent agent, and trade-mark agent in Norton Rose Fulbright,/strong>’s Montréal office. His one-year appointment takes effect on September 26, 2013. George is a fellow of IPIC, was previously Chair of IPIC’s Patent Legislation Committee and was elected Councillor of IPIC in 2008 for a two-year term.


• Saskatoon lawyer Dan Shapiro has been selected as the new Chief Adjudicator of the Independent Assessment Process that provides compensation to former students for abuse they suffered at Indian Residential Schools.

Robertson Stromberg LLP welcomes new lawyer, Mike Buchinski. Mike earned his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Saskatchewan in 2009 and his Juris Doctor from the U of S College of Law in 2012.


McCarthy Tétrault has announced Tina Blázquez-López has joined the firm as a partner in London. Ms. Blázquez-López has significant international project experience, adding strength to McCarthy Tétrault’s projects team.

• The Centre for International Governance Innovation announced the appointment of Aaron Shull as CIGI’s counsel and corporate secretary.

John Boscariol, head of McCarthy Tétrault’s trade & investment law group and a partner in the litigation group, has been appointed to lead the Public International Law Division II of the American Bar Association Section of International Law. Mr. Boscariol will be responsible for the ABA Committees that help frame the rules and policies developed in the United States and elsewhere on key issues for companies engaged in international business such as anti-corruption, corporate social responsibility and anti-money laundering regulation. Mr. Boscariol takes on this new leadership role after Co-Chairing the ABA’s Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee and the Canada Committee over the past several years.

Michael A. Smith has joined Baker & McKenzie's corporate & securities practice as a partner, adding significant experience advising Canadian, U.S., and global companies on cross-border listings, complex M&A, and corporate governance matters.

Covington & Burling is pleased to announce that Canadian lawyer Donald Ross has joined the firm as senior of counsel in the firm's New York office.

Last updated: October 16, 2013


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