June is Pride month; a celebration of the significant impact that LGBTQ+ individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally. And what better way to celebrate than by honouring these achievements.

Pride is a testament of the power that individuals have in bringing about social change and is also a reminder of the struggles and sacrifices that have, and continue to, take place for change to occur.

As part of Pride month, we will be hosting Kimahli Powell on June 22nd, to speak about his contributions to the LGBTQ+ community.  Kimahli is the Executive Director at Rainbow Railroad, a not-for-profit that helps LGBTQ+ people who are experiencing persecution, harassment or violence in their home countries.

On June 21, we celebrate the heritage, cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. Now more than ever, it is incumbent on us all to reframe our worldview and honour Indigenous history and experiences in our province and across the country

Congratulations to the following lawyers elected to the 2022-2023 OBA Section Executives

 

Carol Dirks will be on the Condo Legal Roundup panel at this year’s CAI Condo Conference. This informative session will look at some of the pitfalls that are associated with condominium litigation, and how to avoid them in your condo community. Small decisions can have big consequences, and the panel will provide some practical tips and solutions to avoid litigation and contentious situations in your condo. 

Karen Rosen presented at the OBA’s Secured Transaction Essentials for Business Lawyers on the topic of “Negotiating and Issuing Transaction Opinions”.

Back by popular demand, this foundational program provided essential and practical advice on how to approach aspects of secured financing transactions and personal property security law in Ontario, as well as how they have been impacted by the global pandemic. 

Bill Taggert will co-chair this annual OBA Aboriginal Law Program on June 22, 2022

Join the OBA at their annual conference and get up to speed on the emerging issues and latest substantive developments that are impacting the practice of Aboriginal law in Ontario and Canada. With a particular focus on the changing legal scenery in Aboriginal title and rights, our exceptional faculty will walk you through the most important recent cases and provide valuable insights to implement in your practice. Learn more about the interpretation of treaty rights in a modern context as well as practical strategies for pursuing treaty annuity claims. In addition, join Honourable Justice Sébastien Grammond of the Federal Court for a thought-provoking discussion about recognizing Indigenous law.

To Register and View the Entire Program Click Here

Interested in learning more about our 2L Summer Program?

Join Myriah Graves, Director of Professional Development, on Wednesday June 15th, as we open our doors virtually to 2L law students,  Register today and find out what makes Fogler, Rubinoff LLP such a great place to work.

RSVP to Madeline Jennings at mjennings@foglers.com

Congratulations to Myriah Graves, Director of Professional Development, on being the recipient of a NALP Service Excellence Award. 

The award recognize volunteers who go above and beyond making notable contributions to the organization and its members. According to NALP’s Board of Directors “Myriah adds tremendous value to everything in which she is involved. NALP, its members, and the students and attorneys we serve have all benefited from Myriah’s thoughtful and effective leadership in helping to refine and develop programming that effectively serves NALP and the legal profession.”

Myriah was recognized for her exceptional leadership as the Chair of NALP’s Canadian Section in 2020-2021, Co-Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Work Group in 2021, and for taking the lead in developing NALP’s Canadian Winter Meeting in December 2021.

Yadira Flores, J.D. and Myriah Graves spoke with Lindsay Griffiths about the impact of the pandemic pandemic on women, both generally and in the legal profession. To hear their perspectives tune into Episode 48 of the Law Firm ILN-telligence podcast.

Ontario’s competitive iGaming market went “live” on April 4. 

It is expected that the competitive market will have 30 to 40 operators – both grey market operators who are transitioning to the Ontario-regulated market and new entrants, some of whom are based in Ontario and other parts of Canada. While not all will be launching on April 4, most will launch over the next several weeks. With their launch will come marketing of iGaming products and the operator brands – some well-known, others less known, and others new to the space.

Don Bourgeois, Chair of the Canadian Marketing Association’s Internet Gaming Committee outlines what it means for iGaming operators and their advertising activities in this highly regulated industry.

Read about it in the CMA article Countdown to launch of iGaming in Ontario