Julia is an associate in Lawrences’ Litigation Group. Her practice focuses on various areas of civil litigation, including estates, employment and corporate commercial litigation.
Prior to being called to the Ontario Bar, Julia began working at Lawrences in the Litigation Group as a summer student after her first year of law school at Osgoode Hall. In this role, she assisted with legal research and drafting for the Third Edition of Dispositions Without Trial, authored by Robert J. van Kessel and Edwin G. Upenieks. Thereafter, Julia completed her articling requirement with the Litigation Group at Lawrences.
During law school Julia was a Dean’s Fellow for first year students in Legal Process and Civil Procedure. Julia also volunteered as the Student Representative for Osgoode Hall with the Women’s Lawyer Forum Section of the Ontario Bar Association.
Julia received several awards and scholarships at Osgoode Hall, including the J.Edward (Ted) Thompson Q.C. Memorial Scholarship for the student entering their third year of law school with the highest standing in the program of Litigation, Dispute Resolution and the Administration of Justice, the Kenneth Gibson Morden Memorial Prize offered to the student with the highest standing in the subject of Evidence Law and the Justice M.M. Van Camp Prize awarded to the student with the highest standing in Family Law.
In addition to this, Julia has authored various professional development and legal writing pieces, including a presentation used at the Superior Court of Justice Fall Education Seminar, and a legal column entitled “Employer considerations: Mandating COVID-19 vaccines in the workplace.”