Katrina Kairys

Étudiant 2018, Stagiaire 2019 - 2020 | Toronto

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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.

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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...

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Comment tenir des assemblées des membres et des administrateurs malgré le COVID-19 : Une vue d’ensemble des provinces

Cet article a été mis à jour le 24 avril 2020 Les provinces du Canada ont déclaré l’état d’urgence ou des urgences de santé publique et ont émis des restrictions sur les rassemblements de masse. Ces restrictions vont de l’interdiction de tous...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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