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• Norton Rose Fulbright announces that Lindsay Mullen, Jordan Deering and Correna Jones have joined the firm’s Calgary office as partners. All three come from Dentons Canada LLP where they were partners.
• Vogel LLP announces that Lauren Baldwin has joined the firm as an associate in its Calgary office. She was called to the bar in September.
• Vogel LLP announces that Johnny Pak and Jessica MacDonald have joined the firm as associates in its Calgary office. He was previously at McLeod Law LLP and she completed her articles with the firm after being called to the bar in August.
• Branch MacMaster LLP announces that Nevin Fishman has joined the partnership in Vancouver.
• Steven Lukas and Prentice Durbin have joined Harper Grey LLP as associate counsel with the Business Law Group in Vancouver. Lukas will co-chair the group. Both were originally with Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP.
• Dentons announces that James Moore is joining the firm as senior business advisor based in the Vancouver office. Moore served as Minister of Industry from 2013 to 2015.
• Erin Hatch has joined Harper Grey LLP as an associate with the Banking & Insolvency, Commercial and Family Law Groups in Vancouver. Prior to joining Harper Grey, she articled and practised with a commercial litigation boutique firm in Kelowna.
• Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP announces that Jeff Hirsch has been elected president of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. He will continue to serve his clients and will be based in Winnipeg.
• Allan Fineblit of Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP in Winnipeg has been awarded the Richard J. Scott Award, which is presented for excellence in promoting the rule of law.
• The Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice announces that the Honourable Murray Sinclair, Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench for Manitoba, has been awarded the 2015 Justice Medal. He has been recognized for his representation of Aboriginal Peoples and his knowledge of aboriginal legal issues. During his time in private practice, Sinclair acted as legal counsel for the Manitoba Human Rights Commission. He has taught at the University of Manitoba since 1981.
• André-Guy Savoie and John Eric Pöllabauer announce the opening of their new boutique law practice in the City of Dieppe.
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
• No current news.
• Field Law announces that Alain Chiasson has joined the Business Law Group in the Yellowknife office. He was at McLennan Ross LLP in Yellowknife prior to joining Field.
• Stewart McKelvey appoints Lydia Bugden to the position of CEO and managing partner.
• Tim Daley has been appointed Nova Scotia's newest provincial and family court judge.
• No current news.
• Linda Bertoldi, a senior partner in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and chair of the firm's National Electricity Markets Group, is the winner of the 2015 Hedley Palmer Award.
• Ontario has appointed three new judges to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective December 2. Justice Cecile Applegate has worked as a per diem assistant Crown attorney in Simcoe County since 2007 and as a partner at Wasaga Law Barristers and Solicitors for the past three years. She has been assigned to preside in Barrie. Justice Jonathan Bliss has been a sole practitioner of criminal law for the past 20 years. He has been assigned to preside in Barrie. Justice Marvin Kurz has been a partner at the firm Dale Streiman for more than 25 years. He has been assigned to preside in Halton.
• Hansell LLP announces that Audrey DeMarsico has joined the firm in Toronto. DeMarsico previously worked in the Toronto office of Osler Hoskin Harcourt LLP.
• Gowlings announces that Peter Lukasiewicz will succeed Scott Jolliffe as the firm's chair and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, in Toronto. Lukasiewicz currently serves as Gowlings' external managing partner.
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
• No current news.
• Langlois Kronström Desjardins announces that Samuel Gagnon, an associate in the firm’s Québec City office, has received the Homage du Lieutenant-gouverneur award, which recognizes the outstanding achievements of young legal professionals.
• Barsalou Lawson Rheault announces that Stéphane Marcassa has joined the firm as a partner in its Montreal office. He previously worked at PwC for more than 18 years.
• Langlois Kronström Desjardins LLP will become Langlois lawyers LLP effective Jan. 1, 2016. The address of the firm’s Montreal office will also be changing, effective Dec. 18, when the office moves to 1250 René-Lévesque Blvd. West.
• The Honourable Georgina Jackson, judge of the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan, has been elected to a two-year term as president of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice. She was elected in October, during the CIAJ’s annual conference in Saskatoon. This is the first time the CIAJ’s president has come from Saskatchewan.
• Miller Thomson LLP announces that Ahmed Malik has joined its Regina office. Malik was previously with McKercher LLP.
• Charles Morgan of McCarthy Tetrault LLP has been elected assistant secretary to the International Technology Law Association.
Last updated: Nov. 25, 2015