Take Our Kids to Work at Osgoode Hall


The Law Society is hosting a special program for lawyers, paralegals, and guests: Take Our Kids to Work at Osgoode Hall. This interactive program will provide Grade 9 students with an engaging overview of the steps to becoming a lawyer or a paralegal, what it means to work in the field of law, and the range of professional options available after graduation.

Presenters include: the Honourable Justice Michael Moldaver, Ontario Court of Appeal; Hilary Evans Cameron, Downtown Legal Services; Cettina Cornish, Counsel, Professional Development & Competence, at the Law Society of Upper Canada; James L. Cornish, Ministry of the Attorney General; Stephen A. McClyment, Senior Investigation Counsel, Professional Regulation, at the Law Society of Upper Canada; Jeffrey R. Manishen, Ross & McBride LLP; and Lorna M. Yates, Ballantyne Yates LLP.

When: Wednesday, November 3, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Where:  Osgoode Hall, Toronto or from the convenience of any computer with an internet connection.

 Reserve by:  October 28, at ecom.lsuc.on.ca/kidstowork

Please Note: The on-site program is now full. At this time, only registration for the webcast program will be accepted.

About Take Our Kids to Work Day

Take Our Kids to Work 2010 Speaker Biographies

The Honourable Mr. Justice Michael J. Moldaver

Justice Moldaver is a Graduate of the University of Toronto, 1971, Gold Medalist. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1973 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1985. Justice Moldaver was appointed to the Supreme Court of Ontario in May 1990, and then to the Ontario Court of Appeal in December 1995. He lectured at the University of Toronto Law School from 1978 to 1995.

Justice Moldaver is a former co-chair of the Canadian Bar Association – Ontario Advocacy Symposium Committee; director, Advocates’ Society; member of the Board of Governors – Advocate Society Institute; council member – University of Toronto Alumni Association; co-chair, University of Toronto Academic Tribunal – Discipline Subsection.


Hilary Evans Cameron

Hilary Evans Cameron is a staff lawyer at the University of Toronto’s student legal clinic (Downtown Legal Services), where she heads the Refugee and Immigration Division. She is pursuing a Doctoral degree in Refugee Law, and is a puppeteer and former street performer.


Cettina Cornish

As Counsel, Professional Development and Competence, with the Law Society of Upper Canada, Ms. Cornish is primarily responsible for developing reference materials, programs, resources, and tools to enhance competence in professional responsibility and practice management. She has lectured on legal ethics and practice management at the former Bar Admission Course, at continuing legal education programs, and law schools.

Ms. Cornish joined the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1999. Prior to her position with the Law Society, Ms. Cornish practised family law exclusively.

Ms. Cornish is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario where she received her Honours B.A. (Philosophy) in 1980, her M.A. (Philosophy) in 1982 and her LL.B. in 1985. She was called to the Bar in 1987.


James L. Cornish

Mr. Cornish is currently the Director of Crown Operations – Central West Region. Mr. Cornish is known for writing and teaching about criminal investigative techniques and is the co-author of The Law of Criminal Harassment and Stalking. He has been actively involved in continuing legal education both through the joint programs of the Criminal Law Division and the Ontario Crown Attorneys Association and through The Law Society of Upper Canada. Mr. Cornish has been an instructor at the Bar Admissions Course both in London and Toronto periodically from 1991-2004 and assisted the Law Society of Upper Canada by instructing at the Skills and Professional Responsibility Program. He was also a member of the Skills and Professional Responsibility Advisory Group.

Mr. Cornish’s community and volunteer work is oriented toward youth and he has been an active participant in organizations concerning social welfare issues such as the Children’s Aid Society and the Halton Sexual Assault Program. More recently, he sat as a member of the board of governors of a local hospital in Haldimand County.



Stephen A. McClyment

Stephen McClyment obtained his B.A from the University of Toronto in 1971, and his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1974.  He was called to the Bar in 1976. In 1976, he established his own law firm in Toronto and continued a very successful general practice both in Toronto and Markham until September 2000 when he joined the Law Society of Upper Canada as Investigation Counsel. Since July 2003 he has been the Senior Investigation Counsel at the Law Society of Upper Canada.  Among his other responsibilities, he initiated and leads the Mortgage Fraud Team at the Law Society.

Stephen McClyment has had many years of legal experience in the practice of commercial and residential real estate, mortgage, and other secured transactions. He has wide experience as counsel in criminal and civil litigation including mortgage collection and enforcement proceedings for all types of secured transactions.


Jeffrey R. Manishen

Jeffrey Manishen graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1977. He is a senior partner in the law firm of Ross & McBride LLP. He has taught advocacy courses for many years at Emory University in Atlanta, Osgoode Hall Law School, University of Ottawa Law School and the Crown Attorney’s Association and Provincial and Municipal Prosecutor’s Continuing Education Programs. He has been a special lecturer to investigators at the Ontario Fire College and Ontario Police College and various police services across Ontario with respect to giving expert evidence before the Courts in Ontario and relevant issues facing police investigators as a result of current case law.

Jeffrey has been recognized for his practice in criminal law by The Best Lawyers In Canada in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, and listed in Canada’s Who’s Who. He has been recognized by his peers, being named the recipient of the 2010 Ed Orzel Award from the Hamilton Law Association. 

  Lorna M. Yates

Lorna was called to the bar in February, 2002, after obtaining her LL.B. from Queen’s University and B.A. from McGill University. Lorna has experience in all areas of family law, including the negotiation of complex marriage contracts, separation agreements and parenting plans. Lorna has appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and the Divisional Court of the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Lorna is currently the vice-chair of the Ontario Bar Association, Family Law Executive.  She is also a member of the Advocates' Society, and has participated in the Child Advocacy Training Project through Pro Bono Law Ontario.  Lorna has contributed to Bar Admission Course materials, the Law Society's Separation Agreement Annotated, “Money and Family Law” and various papers for CLE programs through the Ontario Bar Association and the Law Society of Upper Canada.  She has both spoken at or co-chaired various Continuing Legal Education programs including the “6 Minute Lawyer” program and the OBA’s Annual Institute (Family Law Program).  Lorna has also contributed articles for the Lawyer’s Weekly and The Law Times.  Lorna enjoys her work as an instructor for the Family Information Sessions in Toronto, and she is a panel lawyer for the Personal Rights Panel for the Office of the Children’s Lawyer.