Law Day Lunch-and-Learn offers practical advice on everyday legal concerns

  • April 03, 2014

Ottawa — As part of Law Day 2014, a free week-long public lecture series is being offered at the Main branch of the Ottawa Public Library.  Anyone is welcome to bring a lunch and join in these informative presentations. 

The “Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series” will be held daily from 12 noon to 1:00 pm, from April 7 to April 11, 2014. The location is the Main branch of the Ottawa Public Library, at 120 Metcalfe Street – in the auditorium. 

Each day’s presentation will focus on a specific area of law that people are likely to encounter in their lives.  Local lawyers who have extensive knowledge in their fields will explain all the basics you should know about wills, labour and employment law, family law, landlord and tenant law and personal injury law during this series of one-hour sessions.  Time for questions will be included at the end of each session.

“I encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity,” says organizer Mandy Grewal of Ottawa’s Quinn Thiele Mineault Grodzki LLP.  “These are everyday legal concerns that most people will encounter at some point in their lives.”


  • Monday, April 7: Wills and Estates Law – Dorota Turlejski of Tierney Stauffer LLP
  • Tuesday, April 8: Labour and Employment Law – John Westdal of Sevigny Westdal LLP
  • Wednesday, April 9: Family Law – Jane Murray of Burke-Robertson LLP
  • Thursday, April 10: Landlord and Tenant Law – Diane Wade of Legal Aid Ontario
  • Friday, April 11: Personal Injury Law (Motor Vehicle Accidents and Slip & Falls) – Jaimie Noel and Mandy Grewal of Quinn Thiele Mineault Grodzki LLP

The theme of Law Day is Access to Justice. An important part of improving access to justice is to ensure people have the information and tools they need to avoid legal problems in the first place, or to prevent those problems from becoming bigger than they might have been. The Canadian Bar Association is offering six Legal Health Checks for the public.

Law Day is a national, annual event that aims to inform the public about the law and how the legal system works. It provides education and information about rights and responsibilities under the law.  In Ottawa, Law Day is an activity of the Canadian Bar Association (including the Ontario Bar Association), and the County of Carleton Law Association.

The Canadian Bar Association is dedicated to supporting the rule of law, improvements in the law, and the administration of justice. Some 37,500 lawyers, law teachers, and law students from across Canada are members.

Media Contact: Hannah Bernstein, Canadian Bar Association

Law Day Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series Contact: Mandy Grewal.Quinn Thiele Mineault Grodzki LLP; Tel: 613-563-1131 ext. 246