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Emily Lawrence B.A. (Hons.), LL.B.

Emily is a partner at the firm, starting her career with the firm as summer student in 2004. She has a diverse litigation practice, with an emphasis on civil litigation and public and administrative law. She provides pragmatic, creative, and client-focused advice and strategies to individuals, institutions and corporate clients.

She regularly acts for clients in civil and commercial disputes, employment and pension litigation, privacy matters, and administrative law proceedings. She maintains an active hearing practice, and has particular expertise in administrative and civil proceedings involving regulated professionals, both as a prosecutor and defense counsel before regulatory tribunals and the civil courts. Emily has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario and at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Emily has a particular interest and expertise in administrative law. She is the co-author of the book Administrative Law in Practice: Principles and Advocacy (with now Mr. Justice Lorne Sossin) (Emond, 2018), a practical guide to administrative law. She has taught Administrative Law as an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School.  Emily presents regularly on administrative law, professional regulation and litigation skills development at the Law Society, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Advocates’ Society. 

Emily is actively involved in mentoring and in the legal community.  She sat for four years on the Young Advocates’ Standing Committee of the Advocates’ Society, and is currently on the executive of the 10+ Committee of the Advocates’ Society for mid-career lawyers. She has developed numerous educational, mentoring, and networking events with the firm and through the Advocates’ Society.  Emily also sits on the Osgoode Hall Alumni Association and has been an alumni mentor for Osgoode students since 2007. 

Within the firm, Emily is the head of the firm’s student program.

Direct: 416.646.7475

Fax: 416.646.4301

Email: emily.lawrence@paliareroland.com

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