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• Judge Robert A. Philp has been appointed as the Chief of the Commission and Tribunals of the Human Rights Commission, effective July 1.

• Miller Thomson's Alberta office has a new associate: Aniroodh (Nanu) Devalia, previously of McLennan Ross LLP.

• McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to welcome new partner James-Scott Lee to the financial services group in Calgary.


• Clark Wilson LLP is pleased to appoint Robby Goodrich, Ravinder (Ravi) Bindra, and Andrew Charters as associates in the firm to meet increased client demand. Robby and Ravi will both join the firm's Commercial Real Estate and Corporate & Commercial Groups, and Andrew will join the firm’s Corporate Finance & Securities Group. All three articled at Clark Wilson and were called to the bar in 2014.

• Harris is pleased to announce Richard Truman has joined our firm as an associate, from Miller Thomson.​

• Miller Thomson's B.C. office has two new associates: Silvana Lovera and Sarah Fitzpatrick.

• JoAnne Barnum has joined Harper Grey LLP as an associate with the Commercial Litigation Group. Michael Robinson has joined as an associate with the Insurance Law and Health Law Groups.


• Attorney General Andrew Swan announces the appointment of Catherine Hembroff as a new judge to the provincial court.

• Sacha Paul from Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP has recently received his call to the Nunavut 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 McKelvey is 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.


• Cox & Palmer announced Darren O’Keefe and William Cahill have been made partners of the St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador office effective Jan. 1.


• Lawson Lundell LLP announces the following new associate: In Yellowknife, Glen Rutland (litigation), who 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 Lundell's corporate and commercial group.

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


• The Public Prosecution Service has appointed Scott Hughes as Crown attorney in Yarmouth and Brian Cox as Crown attorney in Halifax.

• Cox & Palmer is pleased to announce Clyde K. Wells, QC, has been appointed as chair of its board of directors effective immediately. Wells serves as counsel in the St. John’s office of Cox & Palmer and has had a distinguished career as a lawyer, premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Chief Justice.

• Cox & Palmer has announced two lawyers from their business practice group, Jane Anderson and Marc Beaubien, have become partners in the Halifax office. Anderson has a broad corporate commercial law practice, with a focus on securities law. Beyond her legal practice, Jane is a mother of three children and currently teaches securities regulation at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. Beaubien’s practice focuses on assisting residential and commercial real property clients with acquisitions, leasing, and financings. His community involvement includes serving on the board of directors of the Waegwoltic Club.


• 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.


• Baker & McKenzie welcomes new partner Cathryn Sawicki to the global immigration & mobility practice in Toronto, previously of Fogler, Rubinoff LLP.

• Paliare Roland welcomes a new associate, Denise Cooney.

• Justice Victoria Alexandra Starr has been appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice.

• Justice of the peace Theodore Ashton Hodgins has been appointed regional senior justice of the peace for the Northeast region. He was originally appointed as a justice of the peace in 1990. He replaces regional senior justice of the peace Kathleen BryantRaymond Anthony Zuliani has been appointed regional senior justice of the peace for the Northwest region. He was originally appointed as a justice of the peace in 2007. He replaces regional senior justice of the peace Bruce Leaman.

• Fasken Martineau announced Alison Lacy has joined its Toronto office as a partner in the global mining group.

• Miller Thomson's Toronto office has a new partner: Jonathan Dyck, previously of BLG.


• Cox & Palmer's Summerside office welcomes David Hammond, QC, to the firm as counsel. Hammond has practiced law in Summerside for 38 years as a sole practitioner, with a focus on real estate, corporate commercial, financial services, banking & insolvency, estates & trusts, criminal, and litigation. The Summerside office also welcomes associate lawyer Daniel Kutcher, who practiced law with the firm in St. John’s before recently moving with his family to Summerside. Kutcher has a general practice that emphasizes the importance of open and positive relationship building with clients.

• 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.


• Lavery is pleased to announce the optimization of its service offering in franchise and distribution law with the arrival of Jean-Philippe Turgeon and Stéphanie Destrempes, respectively partner and associate in this growing field of legal practice.

• Fondation Montréal inc. announced the appointment of Lucien Bouchard as Chairman of the Fondation's Board of Directors for a three-year term.


• Dustin L Gillanders recently signed the rolls in Regina and began his career as an associate with Robertson Stromberg LLP. Gillanders earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Colgate University of New York. After working in the private sector in Ontario and Saskatchewan, Gillanders received his Juris Doctorate of Law from the University of Saskatchewan.


• Securities lawyer Scott D. Fisher has joined the New York office of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP’s as a partner. He was previously a Counsel at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and an Associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

Last updated: July 22, 2014


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