Diane will be reprising her role as the newsletter editor of the OBA’s Elder Law Section Executive. Gillian has also been re-elected as a Member at Large of the OBA’s Trusts and Estates Law Section Executive. Thank you to everyone who cast their vote in support!
Every year, the OBA sections hold an election for their executive. Voting is now open to all members of the OBA sections: https://oba.simplyvoting.com/ Diane Vieira and Gillian Fournie are running for membership of the Elder Law and Estates and Trust sections, respectively. We would appreciate your vote!
The Ontario Superior Court has posted several Notices to the Profession which may be accessed here.
Noah Haynes joins de VRIES LITIGATION LLP as our newest lawyer. Noah was called to the Ontario Bar in 2018. Prior to joining de VRIES LITIGATION LLP, Noah worked at the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario, Civil Law Division where he conducted civil motions and applications on behalf of the Crown. Noah’s practice…read more
On November 4, 2019, Rebecca will be presenting on ‘Finalizing the Will and Next Steps’ at the OBA Trusts and Estates Law Program, “Wills and Estate Planning: A Primer”. She will cover several topics including improper execution of a will, proving a lost will, and changes to will made after execution. To read more about…read more
On September 25, 2019, Diane will be offering her mentorship alongside other well-established women lawyers in Toronto to Young Women in Law (“YWL”), through the YWL’s 8th Annual Speed Mentoring event. Click here for more details.
Justin to Co-Chair the Advocates’ Society Program “Capable or Not? Litigating & Mediating POA Disputes”
On September 18, 2019, Justin will be co-chairing the Advocates’ Society program, “Capable or Not? Litigating & Mediating POA Disputes”. If you are looking to find practical tips and strategies in mediating and litigating complex power of attorney disputes, this program may interest you. To read more, click here.
de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is pleased to welcome Christina Papadopoulos as a student-at-law. Christina studied law at the University of Montreal where she obtained her LLB in civil law and at the University of Ottawa where she obtained her JD in common law with honours. Christina anticipates being called to the bar in June 2020…read more
de VRIES LITIGATION LLP is pleased to announce that Justin de Vries has again been recognized in the 14th edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada for his work in Trusts and Estates. Justin has been repeatedly named in The Best Lawyers since 2010 based on peer voting. Congratulations to Justin on his 10th year…read more
The June 20, 2019 issue of Law Times features a link to Gillian’s article “Testamentary Freedom – A Fundamental Right?”. The article discusses a recent Nova Scotia case which held that testamentary autonomy is protected under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. If the decision stands, then all Canadians are guaranteed equal right to testamentary…read more