OCA clerks reunite

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All photos: Alex Robinson

Former law clerks descended on Osgoode Hall in Toronto Wednesday evening to reminisce about their time at the Court of Appeal and reconnect with old friends.

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“We often speak of the Court of Appeal family,” said Chief Justice George Strathy.

“We work in an intense, fast-paced environment and become very close to the clerks. So this really does feel like a bit of a family reunion.”

Dozens of former law clerks attended the event and were treated to a musical performance by judges, singing popular songs with altered law-themed lyrics.

The Court of Appeal brings in 17 new clerks every year to work closely with judges, which Strathy says is an experience that makes them better lawyers in whatever path they choose to take.

“I asked the law clerks to take the message back to their law firms to encourage young lawyers to entire the clerking program and to hire young law clerks, because they get it,” Strathy says.

Some former clerks came from as far away as France to be at the event at Osgoode Hall.


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