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

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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… Continue Reading The Court’s discretion regarding the cost consequences of settlement offers: Exceptions are not the 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… Continue Reading Cannabis Act Receives Royal Assent; New Cannabis Regulations Released

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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… Continue Reading Cannabis Legalized with Strict Advertising and Packaging Rules

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