June 20, 2017
Osler congratulates Sonia Bjorkquist, the National Chair of Osler’s Litigation Practice Group, on being elected President of The Advocates’ Society. Previously, Sonia was Vice President of The Advocates’ Society.
Sonia practises corporate-commercial litigation and has extensive experience defending companies in class actions and commercial arbitration, including advising clients on strategies for managing risks and cross-border issues in multi-jurisdictional cases. She defends complex product liability claims involving pharmaceuticals and medical devices, manufactured products, and food and beverages. She litigates business-critical issues related to commercial agreements, directors' duties and shareholder remedies.
The Advocates’ Society is a not-for-profit association composed of more than 5,500 advocates across Canada. It was established in 1963 to ensure the presence of a courageous and independent bar, and the maintenance of the role of the advocate in the administration of justice. As Canada’s premier provider of advocacy skills training, it offers more than 100 civil, administrative, family, criminal and special litigation programs.