LGBTQ2SI+ Law Webinar Series Part 2: A Focus on Key Trans Legal Issues 

Nov. 13, 2020
ZOOM Webinar Online

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Professor Samuel Singer
OBA Foundation Chief Justice of Ontario Fellow in Legal Ethics and Professionalism Research (2019-2020)
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

Dalia Tourki, Trans Advocate and Public Educator
Centre for Gender Advocacy

Nicole Nussbaum, TRANSforming Justice Project
Past Chair & Executive Member Canadian Bar Association SOGIC

Time: Friday, November 13, 2020 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm (Pacific Time)

Complimentary for all members of the Bar.

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CPD Hours: 2 Hours of Approved Continuing Professional Development in BC.


This webinar addresses key legal issues facing trans people, including in family law, human rights law, criminal law, poverty law, immigration law, and health law.

Expert panelists share information about trans legal needs and discuss intersectional challenges facing trans people. They also discuss ethical obligations and best practices for legal professionals working with trans people.


About Samuel Singer

Samuel Singer is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. He has a passion for all aspects of tax law and policy. Professor Singer's current research interests in tax focus on tax dispute resolution and the regulation of non-profit organizations and charities. He greatly enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for law and policy through teaching. Professor Singer is also a long-time advocate for trans people. He frequently presents his research on trans legal issues to members of the legal profession.

Professor Singer is currently studying taxpayer remedies in the Canadian tax system. He is also researching the modernization of non-profit law in Canada and its relationship to the charity law regulatory framework. Professor Singer has studied the use of remission orders as a tax debt relief vehicle for Canadian taxpayers, and undertaken a critical assessment of the limits of evidentiary privilege for tax professionals. He has published an article evaluating the tax treatment of trans medical expenses and co-authored a chapter on evidence in federal tax disputes. Professor Singer is a contributing editor of the Taxation of Corporate Reorganizations.

A long-time advocate for trans people, Professor Singer's other main area of research focuses on trans legal issues. He is currently conducting research on the ethics of trans competent lawyering and judging, funded by the OBA Foundation Chief Justice of Ontario Fellowship in Legal Ethics and Professionalism Research (2019–2020). Professor Singer is also studying trans legal needs in British Columbia, funded by the Law Foundation of British Columbia. In 2020, he completed a report for the Canadian Human Rights Commission on trans case law and legal scholarship in Canada from 1973 to 2019, which built on his earlier report on trans rights completed for the Commission in 2017.

Professor Singer is currently serving as a guest editor (with Ido Katri) of a special issue of the Canadian Journal of Law and Society on the theme, “On the Margins of Trans Legal Change,” forthcoming in 2020. He co-organized a conference on the same theme in May 2019, funded by SSHRC and hosted by McGill University’s Faculty of Law. He is a member of Egale Canada's Legal Issues Committee. Professor Singer founded the Trans Legal Clinic in Montreal in 2014 and served as its supervising lawyer.

Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, Samuel was a member of the Faculty of Law at Thompson Rivers University in British Columbia, where he received the Teaching Excellence Award for Upper Year Teaching from the TRU Student Society of Law Students for both the 2017–2018 and the 2019–2020 academic years.

Before academia, Professor Singer articled with the National Judicial Institute and clerked at the Tax Court of Canada. He then practiced as a tax lawyer with Stikeman Elliott LLP in Montreal and went on to establish his own law practice in tax, charity, non-profit, and LGBTQ law. Professor Singer is a member of both the Québec and Ontario Bars.

Professor Singer is teaching Basic Tax Law, Droit fiscal, and Business Organizations in the 2020–2021 academic year.



Acknowledging First Nations Territories
This webinar is hosted by CBABC, which is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam First Nations. We encourage our members to explore the rich history and knowledge of Indigenous people, and to continue learning about their experience in Canada, past and present.

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