Several Blaney McMurtry lawyers have been recognized by the Lexpert® 2012 Canadian Legal Directory as leading practitioners in their respective areas of practice, based on a comprehensive survey of practitioners across Canada.
Jack Siegal was part of a group of veterans from various political parties and career backgrounds who passed on their experience and insight at a training symposium for the next generation of polical staff held at Seneca College, Toronto, on November 5, 6, 12 and 13. The symposium was intended to be a practical, how-to program for anyone wanting to work as a staffer in the field of politics. Other guest lecturers included Steven Paikin (host of TVO's "The Agenda"), George Smitherman and Gerry Caplain.
Six lawyers from Blaney McMurtry LLP were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2012 edition.
Robert J. Potts (Aboriginal Law)
Mark G. Lichty (Insurance Law; Personal Injury Litigation)
Dominic T. Clarke (Insurance Law)
Margaret E. Rintoul (Trusts and Estates)
Jack B. Siegel (Workers’ Compensation Law)
In an article in the August 20, 2011 issue of the National Post newspaper, Jack Siegel, the firm's Elections Law expert, says the debate about whether former Mississauga-area Liberal MP Bonnie Crombie violated elections law in her bid to become a city councillor "highlights 'severe inadequacies' in the Municipal Elections Act". Read the article.
Jack Siegel will be on the faculty of the Ontario Bar Association's Professional Development Program, Workplace Safety and Insurance Law: Practice and Professionalism, on May 25, 2011. Jack will lead a session on Written Advocacy - Tools of the Trade, addressing effective written advocacy strategies before the Workers' Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT).
Blaney McMurtry is proud to announce that 5 of its lawyers have been named to the 2011 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada®, one of the most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession: Robert J. Potts (Aboriginal Law); Dominic T. Clarke (Insurance Law); Mark G. Lichty (Insurance Law); Margaret E. Rintoul (Trusts and Estates); and Jack B. Siegel (Workers’ Compensation Law).