The Partners of Wardle Daley Bernstein Bieber are thrilled to announce that Freya Kristjanson has been appointed to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto. In her time at WDBB, Freya has made immeasurable contributions to the firm. She has been an outstanding advocate, a model of integrity, intelligence and common sense, and a fantastic member of the team. While she will be sorely missed, we warmly congratulate Freya on her appointment and wish her all the best as she transitions to the bench.
Helen A. Daley is Co-Chairing “Objection, Your Honour!” at The Advocates’ Society Education Centre on June 27, 2016 in Toronto. Robert Harrison of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP is Chairing this event. Faculty includes The Honourable Justice David L. Corbett (Superior Court of Justice), The Honourable Justice Susan Himel (Superior Court of Justice), Andrew Faith (Polley Faith LLP), Monique Jilesen (Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP), Jeffrey Leon (Bennett Jones LLP) and Anne E. Spafford (Lerners LLP). Learn when, why and how to make an objection either in court or in an examination room. In this unique program, experienced litigators and judges will tell you everything you need to know about objections. Whether you are just starting out or need to brush up on your examination technique, this is one program that you can’t afford to miss! Objection, Your Honour! The Advocates Society, June 27, 2016
Freya Kristjanson is Speaking at the Canadian Bar Association, Child and Youth Section, on the “Roadmap for Change: The Inquest Into The Death of Katelynn Sampson” on May 19, 2016Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
Freya Kristjanson will speak at the Canadian ar Association, Child and Youth Section, on the “Roadmap for Change: The Inquest into the death of Katelynn Sampson” on May 19, 2016.
On April 29, 2016, the jury in the Katelynn Sampson inquest released 173 recommendations aimed at preventing similar tragedy in the future. The foundational “Katelynn’s Principle” stresses the rights of the child – to be seen, heard, listened to and respected. It requires that a child involved in the child welfare, justice and education systems remain central to all decision-making. The panel will explore the recommendations, and what they mean for child welfare agencies, schools, police, the courts and other child advocates. Freya represented the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth at the inquest. CBA, Roadmap to Change-Inquest into Death of Katelyn Sampson, May 19, 2016
Freya Kristjanson is Co-Chairing The Six-Minute Administrative Lawyer 2016 (Live Webcast Replay with Live Chat) on June 20, 2016Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
Freya Kristjanson is co-chairing the Law Society of Upper Canada conference: The Six-Minute Administrative Lawyer 2016 (Live Webcast Replay with Live Chat) on June 20, 2016 (original date: March 3, 2016). Speakers include judges, government lawyers, and private practitioners, who will share their perspectives on the latest hot topics and cases, along with practical tips and insights on a wide range of administrative law issues.https://ecom.lsuc.on.ca/cpd/product.jsp?id=CLE16-0030201
Freya Kristjanson is speaking at the LSUC on “Administrative Law Practice Basics 2016” on May 6, 2016Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
Freya Kristjanson is speaking on “Administrative Law Practice Basics 2016” at the Donald Lament Learning Centre on May 6, 2016, in Toronto. Other speakers at the conference include The Honourable David Corbett (Superior Court of Justice), Neil Abramson, C.S. (Torkin Manes LLP), Chantal Desloges, C.S. (Desloges Law Group Professional Corporation), Lisa Freeman, Counsel (Law Society of Upper Canada), Andrew Pinto (Pinto Wray James LLP), Mark Sandler, C.S. (Cooper, Sandler, Shrime & Bergman LLP), Marshall Swadron (Swadron Associates) and Matthew Wilton (Matthew Wilton & Associates). Administrative Law Basics 2016 Agenda, May 6, 2016
Freya Kristjanson is Speaking at The Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice – Vexatious Litigants on March 10, 2016Thursday, March 10th, 2016
Freya Kristjanson is speaking on “Vexatious Litigants: The Legal Background and the Practitioner’s Perspective” at the CIAJ National Roundtable on the Vexatious Litigant, March 10, 2016, in Toronto. Other speakers at the conference include the Hon. Chief Justice Paul S. Crampton (Federal Court of Canada), the Hon. Associate Chief Justice John D. Rooke (Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench), the Hon. Justice Fred Myers (Ontario Superior Court of Justice), and David Muir (Vice-Chair, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario). Final Brochure – Vexatious Litigant 2016
Freya Kristjanson is co-chairing the Law Society of Upper Canada conference: The Six-Minute Administrative Lawyer on March 3, 2016. Speakers include judges, government lawyers, and private practitioners, who will share their perspectives on the latest hot topics and cases, along with practical tips and insights on a wide range of administrative law issues.https://ecom.lsuc.on.ca/cpd/product.jsp?id=CLE16-0030201
Regulatory Boards and Administrative Law Litigation is a journal devoted to legal and procedural issues of administrative law. Regulatory Boards and Administrative Law Litigation is published quarterly by Federated Press, and is part of the Litigation Lawyer Series.
Your Profession, Your Future, presented by the Young Advocates’ Standing Committee of The Advocates’ Society, is a discussion forum for young advocates who will hear from respected speakers and engage with current issues facing the profession including alternative business structures, technological disruptions, and alternative fee arrangements.
More information about this event can be found here
Freya Kristjanson Acting as Facilitator for Targeted Legal Services: We Are All Pieces of the PuzzleFriday, May 8th, 2015
On May 12, Freya Kristjanson will be acting as the Facilitator for “Targeted Legal Services: We Are All Pieces of the Puzzle”, a half-day symposium sponsored by the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Social Justice Tribunals of Ontario, and The Action Group on Access to justice. The symposium is designed to examine the interplay between targeted legal services and access to justice. In this session, participants will: consider how the public accesses legal services, explore the business of delivering legal services using limited scope retainers and learn about some examples of targeted legal services in the adjudicative process. The session is designed to generate both innovative and practical ideas for the effective use of targeted legal services.