Lesha  Van Der Bij

Lesha Van Der Bij, Knowledge Management Lawyer

Contact Information

  • tel: 416.862.4209
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Bar Admission

Ontario, 1998


  • University of Toronto, LL.B.
  • University of Western Ontario, B.A. (Psychology)






As a member of Osler’s Knowledge Management team, Lesha facilitates Osler’s efficient and effective delivery of cutting-edge legal advice to clients by ensuring that the Pensions & Benefits and Labour & Employment Departments’ legal, intellectual and practical expertise is captured and readily accessible by all legal professionals.

Lesha’s responsibilities include: managing the departments’ business development activities; monitoring legal and industry developments and providing the relevant information and resources to the departments, the firm and the firm’s clients; developing and enhancing department precedents and research related resources; and training and mentoring department members.  Lesha also participates in firm-wide knowledge management initiatives, including leading a team in the development of a new precedent system – the “Knowledge Market” – for the firm.

Before joining Osler’s Knowledge Management team, Lesha practised in Osler’s Pensions & Benefits Department for a number of years, providing advice on a wide range of issues.

Notable Matters

  • Led a team in the development of a new firm-wide precedent system – the “Knowledge Market”.
  • Developed and launched “Pensions & Benefits Law” – Osler blog on pensions and benefits issues.
  • Participated in advisory groups which directed the firm on a new intranet design and other technological upgrades.


  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Ontario Bar Association – Member of Pensions & Benefits Executive
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Pensions & Benefits Institute


Pro Bono/Community Work

  • University of Toronto Alumni Mentor Program