Katrina Kairys

2018 Summer Student, 2019 / 2020 Articling Student | Toronto

416.597.6046

Portrait of Katrina Kairys

Prior to law school, Katrina completed a Bachelor of Arts at McGill University with a specialization in social psychology. She graduated with First Class Honours and received the Dow-Hickson scholarship for high academic achievement.

While at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Katrina served as managing editor of the Journal of International Law and International Relations. She also volunteered at Justice for Children and Youth, where she researched legal issues, and assisted with client intake. As co-president of the Charity Law Interest Group, Katrina helped educate students about the practice of charity and non-profit law. In this role, she coordinated and moderated career panels featuring prominent charity law practitioners. She also created a charity law career guide for the University of Toronto Faculty of Law’s Career Development Office.

As a summer student with Pro Bono Students Canada, Katrina drafted pleadings and motions for unrepresented litigants. She built on this experience as a caseworker at Downtown Legal Services, where she successfully argued a costs submission at the Ontario Court of Justice.

Sorry. Your search returned no results. Please edit your search criteria and try again.

Sorry. Your search returned no results. Please edit your search criteria and try again.

Sorry. Your search returned no results. Please edit your search criteria and try again.

Displaying 1-7 of 7

Ontario father’s failure to minimize COVID-19 risks costs him access to matrimonial home

The novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has created uncertainty for many families with custody and access arrangements. Not only has the pandemic exacerbated existing family law disputes, it has also led to new issues with respect to custody and access that courts...

More

How to hold members’ and directors’ meetings despite COVID-19: A provincial overview

This article was updated on April 24, 2020 Provinces across Canada have declared states of emergencies or public health emergencies, and issued restrictions on mass gatherings. These restrictions range from banning all gatherings to limiting the number of people who...

More

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Key considerations for charity and non-profit governance

The situation around COVID-19 is changing rapidly.  Schools nationwide have suspended classes, organizations are requiring staff to work at home remotely and governments across the country have required the cancellation of certain events.  “Social distancing” has quickly become the new...

More

Governance considerations for unincorporated associations that will pay off in the long run

Charities and non-profits are often faced with the question of whether to incorporate. Our simple answer is this: prevention is the best medicine. While members may have the best of intentions, a lack of forethought can have catastrophic outcomes. Any...

More

The Court’s discretion regarding the cost consequences of settlement offers: Exceptions are not the rule

The settlement process promotes judicial economy and efficiency, and eliminates the high costs of proceeding to trial. As such, parties are well-advised to make reasonable offers prior to trial and to consider acceptance seriously.  This principle is entrenched in Rule...

More

Cannabis Act Receives Royal Assent; New Cannabis Regulations Released

Cannabis will be a legal product in Canada on October 17, 2018, albeit with rigorous regulatory restrictions, including highly restrictive packaging and advertising rules. This comes after significant dialogue between the House of Commons and the Senate, and almost three...

More

Cannabis Legalized with Strict Advertising and Packaging Rules

Cannabis will be a legal product in Canada on October 17, 2018, albeit with rigorous regulatory restrictions, including highly restrictive packaging and advertising rules. This comes after significant dialogue between the House of Commons and the Senate, and almost three...

More

Displaying 1-7 of 7

Sorry. Your search returned no results. Please edit your search criteria and try again.