Focus On


Thursday, August 11, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  

■ Mark Persaud was given an honorary doctor of laws degree by the Law Society of Upper Canada at its Call to the Bar ceremony in London, Ont. Persaud has devoted his career to public service. He regularly volunteers for community based organizations assisting refugees, the homeless and youth at risk and is also a strong voice for groups committed to addressing issues of equity and discrimination.

■ The Law Foundation of Ontario has awarded Community Leadership in Justice Fellowships to Nikki Gershbain, Sarah Pole and Brenda Young. The fellowships will help the recipients to better understand and improve access to justice for families, racialized and marginalized youth and indigenous peoples.


■ Jean-François Vadeboncoeur has joined Gowling WLG as a partner in the firm’s Montreal office and member of its corporate commercial group. With expertise in banking, real estate and corporate law, as well as traditional, subordinate and venture capital financing, Vadeboncoeur has 15 years of experience practising in banking and financial services.

■ Samia Hussein has joined Sherrard Kuzz as an associate assisting employers in matters of employment and labour law.

■ Colin Campbell is a new associate with Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP. Campbell will focus on construction law, representing builders, developers and subcontractors throughout Ontario.

■ Lerners has hired Jacqueline Woodward as an associate in its London, Ont., office. Woodward will work with the insurance defence and health law groups.