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Of Counsel interviews remarkable lawyers about their careers in law. What motivates these lawyers? How do they manage to stay focused under intense pressure? How do they harmonize it all with their personal lives? How do they overcome fear and defeat? What insight and tips do they have for others? Court is now in session...all rise! The podcast is brought to you by Robichaud's law firm in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
||CleanOrlando Da Silva: I didn’t come this far, just to come this far.||As the former President of the Ontario Bar Association, Law Society Medalist, and an exemplary career in law, Orlando Da Silva enters 2019 well positioned as he seeks election for Bencher with the Law Society of Ontario. In this episode of Of Counsel, O||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPeter MacKay: It’s a human pacifier to try and understand the other side||With a long and accomplished career in politics, including acting as the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Peter MacKay is one of Canadas most widely recognized lawyers. During his tenure in Ottawa, Peter was instrumental in developing||12/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmilie Taman and Micheal Spratt: take care of your work and family and the rest takes care of itself.||Emilie Taman and Micheal Spratt are a powerhouse couple in Canadian law. In addition to their remarkable accomplishments in Court, Micheal and Emilies influence is far reaching with their ground breaking and award winning podcast, The Docket. In 2018, E||12/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCarissima Mathen: a means to hold them accountable||Carissima Mathen grew up wanting to dance on Broadway, but today, she serves as the Vice-Dean (Academic) and Full Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa Law School. Prior to her distinguished career in academics, Carissima acted as Counsel and lat||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDonald Bayne: the threat against the rule of law.||In the course of practicing for over 40 years, Donald Bayne has entrenched himself as one of the best criminal defence lawyers Canada has ever known. Despite this, his humility, compassion for human suffering, and pursuit of justice is as vibrant as it||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLisa Kerr: Deserving recipients of forgiveness||This week, our podcast brings you Professor Lisa Kerr, from Queens University Faculty of Law in Kingston. Lisas expertise takes us into the concrete corridors and confines of prison law, and the law of sentencing in Canada. Her experience with Prisoners||12/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJordan Furlong: The Evolution of Law||Jordan Furlong is a forecaster of the legal markets future. Law firms and legal organizations retain him to advise their lawyers how to build sustainable and competitive legal enterprises that can dominate the new market for legal services. After gradua||11/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlan D. Gold: The Criminal Justice Process||Alan D. Gold is one of Canada’s foremost criminal lawyers. He has appeared as counsel before all levels of court in Ontario, as well as in other provinces, and for over 50 cases in the Supreme Court of Canada. He is certified by the Law Society as a||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJulie Stanchieri: Be the calm in the storm||Julie Stanchieri is one of Canadas leading family lawyers, and lead counsel to Stanchieri Family Law in Toronto. Beyond her remarkable case specific achievements, Julie has a deep understanding and perspective of how family law affects those who look||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJordana Goldlist: A different frame of reference.||As someone who who came from a background of surviving on the street as a youth, its no surprise that Jordana Goldlist now defends the downtrodden of society with a passion and wisdom very few in the criminal bar possess. Like many of our guests of our||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHoward Levitt: The Gift of Disruption||In this episode of Of Counsel we bring you Howard Levitt. From an early age, Howards gift of disruption set him on a course to become one of Canadas leading employment lawyers. In a recent Globe and Mail profile of him, hiring Howard was compared to bri||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCamille Labchuk: Social change comes before legal change.||In this episode of Of Counsel, we are joined by Canada’s leading animal rights and welfare lawyer, Camille Labchuk. For over well over a decade, Camille has dedicated her life to animal justice and advocacy. Through her efforts, she has exposed animal||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrian Greenspan: Allegations are not enough.||In this episode of Of Counsel, we are joined by legendary criminal defence lawyer, Brian Greenspan. Over the past 45 years, Brian has defined himself as one of Canada’s best. Repeatedly ranked as among the country’s most influential lawyers and &n||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRocco Galati: The Rule of Law is all we have||For our listeners who have patiently awaited the next episode of our podcast, you won’t be disappointed. We are joined by one of Canada’s most influential lawyers, Rocco Galati. Rocco has held the Canadian government to account time and time again||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMelissa Kluger: Listen to your entrepreneur voice, and take the risk.||In this Of Counsel episode, we interview the editor and creator of Precedent Magazine, Melissa Kluger. As a lawyer who embraced her inner voice to do what she always wanted, Melissa tells us her story of becoming an entrepreneur. In a time when establis||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMichael J. Bryant: The Circumstance of Equals||This episodes guest is former Attorney General of Ontario, Micheal Bryant. Michaels personal story in law is one that spans the entire spectrum of the justice system. After clerking at the Supreme Court of Canada with former Chief Justice Beverly Mc||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJustice David Stratas: Courage is the source of all great advocacy||The Honourable Justice David Stratas sits on Canadas Federal Court of Appeal. He is our first actively sitting judge on our podcast. Prior to his direct appointment, Justice Stratas enjoyed an accomplished career on Bay St., where he was widely reco||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLive Podcast with Lorne Sossin on legal education (and bonus tips on podcasting)||This episode of Of Counsel is particularly special. For the first time ever, we did a live interview before a large group of listeners at the Canadian Defence Lawyers Annual National Conference with the former Dean of Osgoode Law School, Lorne Sossi||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Ryerson Law Practice Program: Gina Alexandris, André Bacchus, and Chris Bentley||Recognizing a need for alternative pathways for graduated law students to successfully advance to lawyers, the Law Society launched the Law Practice Program in 2014. The initiative was bold and met with controversy among the bar. Many saw the program as||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnnamaria Enenajor: make demands upon your profession.||Annamaria Enenajor is a legal phenom and inspiration among her peers. She holds her BA from the University of Toronto, her Masters of Science from Oxford, and her civil and common law degrees from McGill University where she graduated Gold Medalist. Fol||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaul Schabas: In the public’s interest.||Paul Schabas was elected Treasurer of the Law Society of Ontario in 2016. Now sitting in his final months as the elected head of Ontarios governing body of lawyers, Paul reflects on his past two years in this role, as well as what the future may hav||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnita Szigeti: I am this person’s lawyer.||Anita Szigeti is one of Canadas leading mental heath lawyers. Her expertise spans all aspects of mental health and its interactions with the Canadian justice system. Her passion for her clients and the law is inspiring. Despite her day to day in a||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTom Cromwell: reflections on the Supreme Court of Canada, advocacy, and the future of law.||This episodes Of Counsel podcast, is particularly special as we host a former judge of the Supreme Court of Canada: The Honourable Justice Tom Cromwell. After an illustrious career in practice, then sitting as a judge on the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal,||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJacqueline Horvat: making room for women at the table as leaders.||Jacqueline Horvat is a founding partner of Spark LLP in Toronto, and the youngest person ever elected bencher to the Law Society of Ontario. After leaving on of Canadas best litigation firms, she now advances her practice with a unique and effective||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDon Stuart: a professor’s reflection on Canadian criminal constitutional law.||In this episode of Of Counsel, we sat down with leading constitutional and criminal scholar, Professor Don Stuart of Queen’s University on a tranquil snowy afternoon at his office in Kingston. Born and raised during the time of apartheid South Africa,||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSara Mainville: Allowing our communities to advance, in the way we live.||Sara Mainville is one of the most reputable and accomplished First Nations lawyers in Canada. In this episode of Of Counsel, Sara Mainville joins us to discuss her role as counsel, strategic advisor, and negotiator within OKT Law, a leading law firm||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGillian Hnatiw: #MeToo is not a he-said, she-said issue. We are past due to eradicate it.||This episode’s guest on Of Counsel is Gillian Hnatiw. Gillian practices in administrative, health, employment, and professional liability law. She has also developed a very high level of expertise in representing victims of sexual violence. During||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJoseph Groia: Be tough, be concise, be persuasive, then shut up and sit down.||He has spent his career defending unpopular clients, advocating principled positions, and holding strong in face of a relentless prosecution by the Law Society of Ontario for allegations of incivility in his successful defence of John Felderhof in the n||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmma Rhodes and Brock Jones: The kids are going to be alright||Emma Rhodes and Brock Jones are two of the preeminent experts in Youth Criminal Justice in Canada. In addition to active practicing lawyers, they are co-authors to Prosecuting and Defending Youth Criminal Justice Cases: A Practitioner’s Handbook&nbs||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGlenford Jameson: Be critical, food matters.||This weeks episode of Of Counsel will stimulate not only your intellect but your appetite as we speak to one of Canadas only food lawyers, Glenford Jameson. Glenford is a legal trailblazer. In 2017, he was awarded the highly prestigious Preced||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTom Curry: Aim high.||Tom Curry is widely recognized as one of Canadas best litigators. Just recently, he was elevated to the position of managing partner at Lenczner Slaght in Toronto. He acts as counsel before all levels of civil Court and tribunals in Ontario including th||2/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBreese Davies: Tell a compelling story.||Breese Davies is a shining star among lawyers for her accomplishments in criminal, constitutional, and human rights law. In 2017, she was awarded the Law Society of Ontario’s Laura Legge Award awarded for her leadership among women in the profession.||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdam Wagman: Breathe. Just Breathe.||Last year, Adam Wagman was named among the most influential lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. With his performance in 2017 as the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association President, he fits well along other nominees that include A Supreme Court||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDanielle Robitaille: It has to be your calling||Our guest in this this episode of “Of Counsel is criminal defence counsel Danielle Robitaille. Danielle is a trial lawyer and partner with Henein Hutchinson LLP in Toronto. Henein Hutchinson is widely recognized as one of the top boutique lit||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Lacy – Don’t let the law get in the way of your argument||In this episode of “Of Counsel”, we hear from President of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, Michael Lacy. Join us as we listen to Michael discuss the lessons he has learned over his many years in an illustrative career in criminal law. Looking||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGerald Chan – Pivoting, Preparation, and Rap Battles||In just 10 years since his call in 2007, Gerald has proven himself as one of the most accomplished litigators in Canada, and overall just a really great guy. His CV and accomplishments reads like a wild wish list of an ambitious law student who has had||1/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Robichaud Doin' it Right
Once I start, I can't stop listening to these podcasts. Sean is doing this himself, entirely at his expense and artistry, and it's remarkable that he provides this awesome podcast to everyone. I'm a fan.
Your podcast is just amazing!!! It is certainly extremely helpful to me as a civilian. Moving through the Canadian judicial system is extremely difficult if your a person not trained in this arena. I thank you so much Sean for taking the time and hard work in putting this very important podcast together to help others. I always wake up in the morning looking forward to the next new episode. Amazing quality and content to help civilians navigate through this complex judicial process and environment as well. It has been extremely helpful to me and my family in dealing with a wrongful conviction due to a dishonest lawyer. Keep up the good work!!!
Anita Szigeti rocks
- really enjoyed your interview with Anita Szigeti .
- keep up the good work Sean.