TORONTO, June 15, 2022 /CNW/ – The Law Society of from Ontario elected board of directors Jacqueline Horvat as Treasurer for the 2022-23 term. The Treasurer is the highest elected official of the Law Society, which regulates from Ontario lawyers and paralegals in the public interest. Ms. Horvat will take office on June 28 Council Meeting (referred to as the “Convocation”).
“I am honored to have been elected by my peers to this leadership position and I am dedicated to working with Council to help the Law Society make decisions that are in the public interest,” said Ms. Horvat. “I look forward to working with advisors, stakeholders and other licensees to ensure that diverse viewpoints are considered in order to serve the public well.”
Ms. Horvat was elected as a councilor in 2011, 2015 and 2019. She has served as chair of the Technology Task Force, Treasurer’s Advisory Group on Women in Law, Procedures Authorization Committee, Strategies Task Force, opportunities, programs, proposed mentoring and consulting services. working group, litigation committee, inter-territorial mobility committee and professional regulation committee; and Vice-Chair of the Strategic Planning and Advisory Committee, Professional Regulation Committee, Professional Development and Skills Committee, and Priority Planning Committee. She has also served on many other Law Society committees, task forces and task forces.
She is a litigator and founding partner of Spark Law, a seven-lawyer, full-service firm, which provides her with an up-close view of the day-to-day issues and concerns faced by sole and small-firm lawyers across the province.
Ms. Horvat has a broad and varied practice in corporate/commercial litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial disputes, shareholder oppression actions, class actions and appeals. She has appeared at all levels of court in Ontariothe Federal Court Trial Division and the Federal Court of Appeal.
Dividing his time between Windsor and TorontoMs. Horvat is also an occasional instructor and frequent guest speaker at University of Windsor Faculty of Law. She is also involved in collaborative projects with University of Windsorincluding the Get the pro bono project which provides free legal advice and representation to clients who have experienced technology-facilitated abuse, including non-consensual distribution of intimate images, online harassment, sextortion, public disclosure of private facts, voyeurism and identity theft.
In addition to her duties at the Bar, Ms. Horvat is also the Ontario representative on the Council of the Federation of Professional Bar Associations Canada and member of the Independent Advisory Board for Supreme Court of Canada Judicial Appointments.
She was called to Ontario bar in 2002 after obtaining an LLB from University of Windsor in 2001.
The Bar regulates lawyers and paralegals in Ontario in the public interest. The Law Society’s mandate is to protect the public interest, to maintain and advance the cause of justice and the rule of law, to facilitate access to justice for Ontario and to act in a timely, open and effective manner.
SOURCE The Bar of Ontario
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