February 23, 2009 by Janet Chong
Janet Chong (3rd year, LLB) is VP Promotions of the Osgoode IP and Technology Society
“Law is a tough mistress is you want to be a good lawyer.”
So spoke Toni Ashton, Senior Partner at Sim Lowman Aston & McKay, busting the myth that the practice of IP affords a better work/life balance than other areas of law. Many more practitioners shared their thoughts on practice-related issues with a student audience at the Annual IP Career Panel at Osgoode Hall on February 19, organized by the student-run Osgoode IP and Technology Law Society. Among the panelists were Osgoode’s very own Professors Carys Craig and Rex Shoyama; Albert Cloutier, Director of Copyright and International IP Policy at Industry Canada (who travelled from Ottawa to attend the event); Sue Diaz and Michael Migus, associates at Deeth Williams Wall; Martin Herman, Senior Legal Counsel at Bombardier Aerospace; and Jason Kee, Director of Policy and Legal Affairs for Entertainment Software Association of Canada.