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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.

Notable Cases:


  • 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


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

Related Events

Event/May 5, 2019: 15:15 - 16:30

Lauren Sheffield Speaks at 2019 CAPSLE Conference

On May 5 2019, Lauren Sheffield spoke about accommodations in the workplace setting at the 2019 CAPSLE conference.  Drawing from arbitration...
Event/Mar 2, 2019: 13:00 - 16:00

Lauren Sheffield Participates in Osgoode Public Interest Career Day

Lauren Sheffield participates in Osgoode's 18th Annual Public Interest Career Day.  The purpose of this day is to increase law students' awarenes...
Event/Mar 6, 2019: 14:00 - 16:00

Lauren Sheffield Participates in Windsor Law Career Day

Lauren Sheffield participates in Windsor Law "Career Day".  She will be at a booth promoting the firm to Windsor law students.
Event/Apr 27, 2018

Robyn White and Lauren Sheffield Speak at CAPSLE Conference 2018

Robyn White and Lauren Sheffield speak at the 2018 CAPSLE Conference:  "Education Law:  A Bridge over Troubled Waters".  They will be p...


Case/8 May 2018

Wayne (Steve) Talos v. Grand Erie District School Board

Paul Cavalluzzo and Adrienne Telford acted for the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association, and Kate Hughes and Lauren Sheffield acted for ...
Case/22 November 2017

E.T. and Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and Christian Legal Fellowship, Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario and Attorney General of Ontario

Kate Hughes and Lauren Sheffield act  for the Intervenor the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario in E.T. and Hamilton-Wentworth District S...

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