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Planned right, secondments can broaden horizons

Thursday, September 01, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Saul Chernos

Joel Watson was in the thick of his litigation practice at Shibley Righton in Toronto in January 2015 when Veterans Affairs came knocking with an unusual request.

The federal department wanted Watson to parachute in to help the government navigate two constitutional class actions brought by veterans furious about changes to their pensions and benefits.

Watson had only just rejoined Shibley Righton, where he started his legal career, after leaving for another Bay Street firm. So, in business terms, it was not the most opportune time...