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Lauren Sheffield

P.416.964.5538  F.416.964.5895  E. lsheffield@cavalluzzo.com

Assistant: Jessica Lo Porto416.964.1115 Ext. 2276

Lauren's Practice Areas

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School - Certificate in Pension Law, 2015
  • Call to the Bar, 2013
  • University of Ottawa, J.D., 2012
  • Mount Allison University, B.A., 2007

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers
  • The Advocates' Society
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

Lauren practices in the areas of labour law, pensions and benefits law and professional regulation, with a particular focus on the education sector. Lauren regularly works with teachers and educators in a range of matters, including collective agreement, long-term disability insurance benefits, professional regulation and criminal matters. She represents clients at the Ontario College of Teachers, the College of Early Childhood Educators, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and at grievance arbitrations, as well as before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Appeal.

In addition to her work with unions, Lauren also represents individuals in professional regulation matters at the College of Teachers and the College of Early Childhood Educators, and in long-term disability insurance benefits appeals and litigation. She also has experience in the field of workplace investigations.

Lauren presents at training sessions for union members, and regularly presents at a national education law conference.

Lauren joined Cavalluzzo as an associate in 2013 after summering and articling with the firm. Lauren received her J.D. from the University of Ottawa, where she graduated cum laude. Throughout law school, Lauren was active with the University of Ottawa’s branch of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), serving on the executive committee and facilitating LEAF’s education programs in local schools.

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