CBA Health Law Networking Event for Law Students  

Sep. 15, 2022

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The CBA Health Law Section presents:

 Health Law Networking Event for Law Students 

September 15, 2022 | 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Eastern

Zoom Meeting

Whether you know you want to be a health lawyer or are just curious, join us for an interactive mentoring session with a panel of health lawyers from across the country.  This is a great opportunity to learn about the different types of practices within health law, and to hear tips on how to pursue a career in the area. The program will include the opportunity to meet with each lawyer in a small group setting, to answer all your questions.


Sari Feferman is a partner at Rosen Sunshine LLP, a boutique health and regulatory law firm based in Toronto. Sari provides representation and advice to regulated professionals and healthcare professionals, healthcare organizations and individuals for a variety of health or regulatory matters and regulatory compliance. Sari is a member of the OBA, CBA and a board member of the HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario. 



Kate Dewhirst is a health lawyer, teacher and coach. Her mission is to build trust and confidence in the health system. Kate is the founder of Kate Dewhirst Health Law, a firm that advises health care organizations with a particular focus on risk management, privacy and consent.  She is also the CEO of Something Orange Training Inc. which trains health providers on complex legal issues and managing conflict.  Kate has a Masters degree in health administration and was in-house counsel at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health for 5 years in the early 2000s.


Jen Feron is General Counsel to IWK Health Centre.  In her current role she advises the Board and management in a range of areas, including governance, corporate law, health law, insurance, human resource and regulatory/compliance.  Prior to joining the IWK 17 years ago, Jen worked inhouse in business development and in private practice where clients included health care organizations and regulatory bodies. 

In addition to her law degree,  Jen holds a Masters of Health Administration degree from Dalhousie University, is a Certified Health Executive  (CHE) though the Canadian College of Health Leaders and holds a Certified In-House Counsel designation (CIC.C) through the Canadian Corporate Counsel and Rotman School of Management. 


Graeme Keirstead, KC, is Deputy Registrar, Chief Legal Counsel at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. Graeme Keirstead graduated with a law degree from the University of New Brunswick in 1991 and was called to the Bar in 1992. He worked at the Law Society from 1999, responsible for a number of different portfolios, until joining the College in 2013 as chief legal counsel.

Melissa Rico’s primary practice area is health law. She has extensive experience advising and representing health care institutions and other health professionals on a wide range of complex issues, including those that arise in the context of medical malpractice defence work. For three years (2016-2018), Melissa taught Health Law as a sessional instructor at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law.


Amy Wah is the policy lawyer at the HIV and AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO).

HALCO provides free legal services in areas of health, human rights, and privacy, as well as income security, housing/tenant law, employment, immigration, and powers of attorney to people living with HIV in Ontario. As part of the clinic’s mandate, HALCO also provides public legal education both outside the clinic and through an in-house public legal education program.

Before joining HALCO, Amy articled at ARCH Disability Law Centre and went on to represent clients before the Landlord Tenant Board, the Social Benefits Tribunal and the Consent and Capacity Board in sole practice.
















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    September 15, 2022
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Eastern)

    Zoom Meeting

    Instructions will be sent via email the day prior to the event.


    CBA members: Free

    Non-members: Free                                                                                                                                                            





Augusta Acquah
Liaison Officer, CBA Sections
The Canadian Bar Association
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