On December 4, 2018, Anna Alizadeh and Gillian Fournie spent the day answering calls at Pro Bono Ontario’s hotline. The hotline, which was launched in 2017, provides free legal advice over the phone to those who cannot afford a lawyer. The hotline, in conjunction with Pro Bono Ontario’s other services, is intended to increase access…read more
Justin de Vries and Anna Alizadeh comment on the rule of convenience as discussed in the recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision of Rivard v Morris. Their article was published in the October 22, 2018 issue of the Law Times. Read their article here.
In the October 22, 2018 Issue of Law Times, Jacob Kaufman comments on several Trusts & Estates Law issues. In the article “Clarity needed in estates after divorce”, Jacob is quoted stressing the importance of ensuring certainty in spousal status after a marriage breaks down and analyzing the case of Moore v. Sweet. Jacob is…read more
Anna Alizadeh, along with her colleagues at the Ontario Bar Association’s Women Lawyers Forum, share their thoughts and tips on building a meaningful legal career. Check out their article, published in PrecedentJD Magazine’s November 2018 Issue, here.
On September 26, 2018, Diane Vieira joins prominent, well-established women professionals from the Toronto legal community to mentor young women lawyers at Young Women in Law’s annual Speed Mentoring event.
Justin is an experienced litigator and mediator who understands the issues and knows the law. Justin mediates throughout southern Ontario and most recently has expanded his mediation practice to Ottawa. As a mediator, Justin has the energy, knowledge and drive to help settle complex and seemingly intractable litigation fairly and quickly. With reasonable rates and…read more
Justin is the featured speaker at the September 11, 2018 meeting of the Hamilton Estate Planning Council. His topic is “An Update from the Courts, including Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)”. Click here to read more about the event. Justin will also be a guest speaker on September 15, 2018 at the BMO Institute for…read more
On October 29, 2018, Justin will be co-chairing the Advocates’ Society Program, “Conducting a Dependant Support Trial”. This program will offer an opportunity to learn how to prepare for and conduct a dependant support trial. The early bird sale ends on September 21, 2018. Click here to register for the program today!
de VRIES LITIGATION LLP congratulates Diane Vieira on being elected to the Executive of the OBA’s Elder Law Section, Gillian Fournie on being elected to the Executive of the OBA’s Trusts and Estates Law Section, and Anna Alizadeh on being elected to the Executive of the OBA’s Women Lawyers Forum.
de VRIES LITIGATION LLP congratulates Jacob and Anna on their new positions with The Advocates’ Society
de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is pleased to announce that Jacob Kaufman and Anna Alizadeh have both been appointed to new positions with The Advocates’ Society. Jacob has been appointed Secretary of the 2018-2019 Estates Litigation Practice Group and Anna is now a Committee Member of the Young Advocates Standing Committee (YASC).