Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year. And 2018 is the Year of the Dog! People born in the Year of the Dog – birth years 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994 and 2006 – are characterised as sincere, reliable, considerate, intelligent, and hardworking. Nelligan O’Brien Payne’s Intellectual Property Group wishes you and your family health, happiness and prosperity for 2018.
We are happy to announce that as of January 1, 2018, Nelligan O’Brien Payne has four new partners.
Our chief operating officer, Mia Hempey, was featured in an article in Ottawa Business Journal’s HR Update publication this past November. The piece, titled “The Changing Face of Legal Leadership in Ottawa” features an interview with Mia regarding her role at the law firm, and how her forward thinking is changing the legal profession.
Our very own Raymond Murray has been included as one of Ottawa’s #150GreatPeople.
The 2017 Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP United Way Campaign raised over $25,000.00 this year! Find out how we did it…
Our very own Jill Lewis was interviewed yesterday by the CBC, discussing the changes to extended parental leave proposed in the 2017 Federal Budget. The proposal allows parents to take an extended parental leave of up to 18 months. The benefit rate for extended leave will be 33%, compared to the existing rate of 55% for 12 months.
Our very own Lanise Hayes was recently quoted in the Law Times article “Indian Act ‘paternalistic’ on will-making”. The article discussed Wills for Indigenous Canadians subject to the Indian Act who live on reserves.
Nelligan O’Brien Payne has been selected for inclusion in the second edition of Best Offices Ottawa magazine! Published by the Ottawa Business Journal, Best Offices Ottawa 2017 profiles six of the most notable workplaces in the National Capital Region.
This morning our very own Pam MacEachern appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Jeffrey G. Ewert v. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada (the Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada, the Warden of Kent Institution and the Warden of Mission Institution). Pam was co-counsel for the interveners, the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) and the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS).
On Friday, staff and lawyers at Nelligan O’Brien Payne came to work dressed in orange for Orange Shirt Day, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to thousands of Indigenous children across Canada