The Honourable Emile Rosario Millette, LLB 1961, has passed away at the age of 83. After attending Gravelbourg College in Saskatchewan at the young age of 11, Justice Millette graduated from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law school in 1961, and was called to the bar in April 1963.
Katie Black, LLB 2009, was among the forty Ottawans recognized for their business achievements in the 2019 Forty under 40 awards. The award is a joint initiative of the Ottawa Board of Trade and the Ottawa Business Journal, which recognizes accomplished and rising business leaders under the age of 40 in the National Capital Region.
The Public Law and Legislative Services Sector (PLLSS) has announced that Diane Labelle, LLM 2003, has been named the Director General and Senior General Counsel for the Constitutional, Administrative and International Law Section (CAILS) effective May 13, 2019.
On April 11, the federal Minister of Justice announced a number of judicial appointments, including that of the Honourable Nathalie Gregson to the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, a member of the Family Court Branch and a Judge ex officio of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
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The Honourable Llana Nakonechny, LLB. 1985, was appointed judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario in Toronto. She replaced Justice F.P. Kiteley, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective September 1, 2018.
Fourteen Common Law Alumni are running in the 2019 Law Society of Ontario Bencher Election. As members of Convocation, benchers play a critical role in the governance of the Law Society and the regulation of Ontario’s legal professions in the public interest. Winners will sit on the Board for a four-year term.
The Ottawa Business Journal recently published an article calling Katie Black, LL.B. 2009, a ‘rockstar’ – and it’s not hard to see why:
“She’s clerked for Beverley McLachlin, the first female chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. Within six years, Black made partner at Ottawa law firm Caza Saikaley LLP. She helped bring more than 4,000 refugees to Canada by co-creating a program to deliver free legal services to private sponsors of Syrian refugees....