Waters, Ben

Ben is a Principal Lecturer in Law at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK, a qualified Solicitor, and an accredited Mediator. Within the Law School at CCCU he has academic responsibility for the LLB’s Dispute Resolution pathway. Being supportive of experiential learning and clinical legal education Ben’s other responsibilities include the Mediation Clinic and CLOCK, a social justice community outreach project.

Ben has a research informed teaching approach through which he applies his interests in civil justice, alternative dispute resolution and mediation. He also has an interest in legal education and is Learning Resources Reviews Editor for The Law Teacher, the International Journal of Legal Education. He is an experienced peer reviewer of research papers and has presented his work at conference both nationally and internationally.

Ben is leading co-author/editor of both the 4th edition of Brown & Marriott’s ADR Principles and Practice (2018) and the 5th edition of Learning Legal Skills and Reasoning due for publication in 2021. His most recent publication is the 2023 Essential SQE1 Series Guide on Dispute Resolution, commissioned by Routledge. He also has a number of published peer reviewed journal articles to his name.

Ben teaches Dispute Settlement: Alternatives to Resolving Disputes and Theory and Practice of Mediation.

Butler, Richard

Richard is a partner at Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers, LLP.

Richard litigates contaminated land and other environmental disputes before all levels of Ontario’s Courts and Tribunals, including the Superior Court of Justice, the Court of Appeal. Richard defends environmental charges in environmental, land use and conservation authority matters before the Ontario Court of Justice. He also appeals environmental and natural resource regulatory orders.

Richard acts in a broad range of environmental matters, including regulatory inspections and investigations, strategic advice to help clients maintain compliance with environmental laws, and negotiating resolutions with regulators on behalf of clients. He works with parties to respond to spills and discharges, assists clients with matters involving contaminated land, waste and water issues. Richard provides advice in a broad range of sectors including mining, agriculture, food, construction, infrastructure, waste management and insurance. Having started his career as a scientist, Richard has an in-depth familiarity with the technical aspects of environmental assessment.

Richard is recognized as a leading environmental law practitioner in Canada. He is a repeatedly recommended ‘Leading Lawyer’ by Lexpert in environmental law and is acknowledged by his peers by being named to the ‘Best Lawyers in Canada’ for environmental law.

Richard is an Osgoode Hall alumnus and was called to the Ontario bar in 2006.

Di Bartolomeo, Julian

Julian Di Bartolomeo is a partner in the business law group at Goodmans LLP. He has a broad transactional practice involving all aspects of corporate and securities law, with particular emphasis on private equity transactions and public and private mergers and acquisitions.

Friedlan, John

John Friedlan is an associate professor in the Faculty of Business and Information Technology at Ontario Tech University in Oshawa.  Before that he was on the faculty of the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. Over his career John has been involved in the preparation and administration of the professional exams for Chartered Accountants (who have since been merged into the CPAs or the Chartered Professional Accountants). He has also been a member of the Education Assessment Team of the Public Accountants Council of Ontario where he provided opinions on the adequacy of educational and examination materials produced by CPA Ontario. He is also qualified as an expert witness in accounting matters by the Superior Court of Ontario. John is the author of a now out of print introductory financial accounting textbook that for 20 years was used by university students across Canada. His research has been published in Contemporary Accounting Research and Issues in Accounting Education. Professor Friedlan is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Professional Accountant and is a fellow of both organizations, and he has a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University, an MBA from York University, and a PhD from the University of Washington in Seattle. For over 20 years
John has delivered accounting programs to lawyers at Osgoode Hall Professional Development and other organizations.

Baglay, Sasha

Sasha Baglay is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (Ontario Tech University, Oshawa, ON). Her work and teaching cover various areas of immigration and refugee law and policy, including human trafficking, climate change refugees, and sentencing and inadmissibility. She is the past President of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies and an Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Migration and Border Studies.

Fawcett, Michael

Michael Fawcett works as Crown Counsel and is the provincial coordinator for cybercrime within the Ministry of the Attorney General for Ontario. He also is team lead for the country’s first and only dedicated group of cybercrime Crowns. He provides legal assistance on various cyber- and crypto-related law enforcement investigations, and also appears in court regularly on cybercrime, search and seizure, and digital-privacy related matters. Michael teaches cybercrime law at the University of Ottawa and previously at Western University and Osgoode Hall Law School. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 2008, Michael practiced law in Washington, D.C., and clerked for the United States Court of Appeal for the District of Columbia Circuit, before returning to Canada and joining the Attorney General’s Office.

King, Jacqueline L.

Jacqueline King is a senior partner with Levitt Sheikh LLP. She is certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Ontario, Jacquie has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal; the Courts of Appeal in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and the Trial Courts in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. A frequent speaker on legal topics ranging from employment to commercial litigation and evidence and significant involvement in the legal community, having acted as Chair of the Judicial Issues subcommittee of the Canadian Bar Association and the liaison committee between the Supreme Court of Canada and the Canadian Bar Association. Author of “25 Rules for Success, and 10 Tips to Enjoy the Practice of Law” – Thomson Reuters  and co-author of “The Trial Book” – Thomson Reuters.

Jacquie has an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale Hubbell.

Fraser, Peter

Justice Peter Fraser was appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice in 2020 and presides in Toronto. Prior to being appointed, he was an Assistant Crown Attorney in Scarborough, where he prosecuted a wide range of criminal matters, including firearms offences, sexual assaults, homicides, dangerous offender proceedings, and large-scale project cases. He had carriage of numerous jury trials in the Superior Court of Justice and appeals before the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Justice Fraser served on the board of directors for Turning Point Youth Services and as a volunteer hockey coach for many years. He has been an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School since 2020.

Bonnet, Dena

Dena Bonnet has been crown counsel at the Crown Law Office – Criminal since 2008. Dena regularly appears at the Court of Appeal and her litigation practice includes many Ontario Review Board appeals, and other Part XX.1 issues, such as NCR appeals, high-risk accused designations, and fitness issues. Dena is an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and is co-editor of the upcoming Canadian Anthology on Mental Health and the Law (LexisNexis, 2024).

Schwartz, Lawrence

Lawrence is a Corporate & Regulatory Lawyer with 10 plus years of experience. He has worked at global financial institutions and is currently a Managing Product Counsel for a global consumer lending & payments financial technology company. Outside of work, he volunteers his time coaching youth at local Toronto basketball club and is a board member at the Albion Neighbourhood Services, and is an aspiring welder.