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04-26-21 | Courts, Law Practice

Believing in your dreams

The Honorable Michelle O’Bonsawin is a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. In this video, Justice O’Bonsawin describes the unique journey that has led to her fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a lawyer and then taking up her post as a judge.

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04-20-21 | Courts, Law Practice

The experience of moving to the bench

In this video, Judge Jean Faullem talks about the journey to his appointment as a judge and how he experienced this important transition from his days as a litigator to his current position as a judge. He also offers a unique look at modern judicial practice and contextualizes the role of a judge in the administration of justice.

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04-08-21 | Access to Justice, Courts, Dean's Talk, Technology

From crisis to opportunity: Chief Justice Richard Wagner discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the justice system

In this conversation with Marie-Eve Sylvestre, Dean of the Civil Law Section at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, the Chief Justice discusses how the Canadian justice system confronted the challenges posed by the pandemic, noting that the crisis brought with it the opportunity to re-evaluate certain long-standing practices.

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03-31-21 | Access to Justice, Courts, Dean's Talk, Diversity, Law Practice

The health of our democracy: Pushing for greater diversity in public institutions

For the Chief Justice, the issue of diversity in public institutions is directly connected to the health of our democracy. Institutions like the judiciary can only be effective if people are able to recognize themselves in those institutions.

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