Lara is currently on secondment as Associate Counsel to the Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System. Chaired by the Honourable Justice Eileen Gillese, the Inquiry will inquire into the events which led to the offences committed by Elizabeth Wettlaufer.

As an associate at WeirFoulds Lara acts on behalf of professional regulators, licensing bodies, and other public sector clients. Her key expertise is in professional self-regulation and discipline, judicial review of government decision-making, liquor regulation, and access to information and privacy.

From negotiating resolutions with opposing counsel to conducting hearings and representing clients at judicial reviews and appeals, Lara advises her clients on regulatory issues and helps them carry out their statutory duties in the public interest.
In order to avoid lengthy and costly hearings and appeals, Lara also works with regulators early on, to develop internal rules and procedures, as well as standards of practice to govern the profession.

Lara regularly appears before administrative tribunals, the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, and the Court of Appeal. She has also worked on cases before the Information and Privacy Commissioner.

She stood top of her class in her final academic year at Osgoode Hall Law School, and graduated in 2013 with the Bronze Medal. Before joining WeirFoulds, Lara served as a law clerk to Justices Weiler, Laskin, Epstein, and Benotto at the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and then as a law clerk to Justice Moldaver at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Lara Kinkartz is an associate at WeirFoulds with a practice focused on administrative, regulatory, and public law. She is currently on secondment as Associate Counsel to the Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System. 

Lara is currently on secondment as Associate Counsel to the Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System. Chaired by the Honourable Justice Eileen Gillese, the Inquiry will inquire into the events which led to the offences committed by Elizabeth Wettlaufer.

As an associate at WeirFoulds Lara acts on behalf of professional regulators, licensing bodies, and other public sector clients. Her key expertise is in professional self-regulation and discipline, judicial review of government decision-making, liquor regulation, and access to information and privacy.

From negotiating resolutions with opposing counsel to conducting hearings and representing clients at judicial reviews and appeals, Lara advises her clients on regulatory issues and helps them carry out their statutory duties in the public interest.
In order to avoid lengthy and costly hearings and appeals, Lara also works with regulators early on, to develop internal rules and procedures, as well as standards of practice to govern the profession.

Lara regularly appears before administrative tribunals, the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, and the Court of Appeal. She has also worked on cases before the Information and Privacy Commissioner.

She stood top of her class in her final academic year at Osgoode Hall Law School, and graduated in 2013 with the Bronze Medal. Before joining WeirFoulds, Lara served as a law clerk to Justices Weiler, Laskin, Epstein, and Benotto at the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and then as a law clerk to Justice Moldaver at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Reported Cases

College of Early Childhood Educators v. McKenzie, 29 May 2017 (ON CECE)

College of Early Childhood Educators v Robinson, 16 Feb 2017 (ON CECE)

Toronto Distillery Co. v. Ontario (Alcohol and Gaming Commission), 2016 ONCA 960

Ontario College of Pharmacists v. Thi Kim Tien Nguyen, 2016 ONSC 7639 (Sup. Ct.)

Registrar REBBA v. Jolly, 2016 ONSC 2338 (Div. Ct.)

Publications

"Alleged Acts of Sexual Abuse Pre-Bill 87: Will Bill 87 Apply?", WeirFoulds LLP, February 2017

"Interpreting a Regulator's Jurisdiction to Award Costs: Lessons from Registrar REBBA v. Jolly", WeirFoulds LLP, April 2016 (with Jordan Glick)

"B.C. Court of Appeal Upholds Regulatory College's By-laws", WeirFoulds LLP, March 2016

"All Convictions Are Not the Same: Rethinking C.U.P.E.'s Abuse of Process Doctrine in Cases Involving Plea Bargains" (2014) 23 Dal J. Leg. Stud. 22.

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, Council of Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation, 2018 Annual Education Conference, Philadelphia, PA, September 26-29, 2018

 

Speaker, "Best Practices with Respect to Investigations", WeirFoulds Professional Self-Regulatory Bodies Seminar, Toronto, ON, April 20, 2018

 

Speaker, "Credibility: Tips, Tricks, and Pitfalls", CNAR 2017 Conference, October 4, 2017


Speaker, "Top Cases in Regulatory and Administrative Law", The Advocates' Society, January 2017

Awards & Recognition

Bronze Medal, Osgoode Hall Law School

Dean's Gold Key Award, Osgoode Hall Law School

Sir Jack Jacob Prize in the Administration of Justice, Osgoode Hall Law School

WeirFoulds LLP Prize in Administrative Law, Osgoode Hall Law School

Chancellor Van Koughnet Award, Osgoode Hall Law School

Antonio Di Domenico Prize, Osgoode Hall Law School

Harley D. Hallett Renewable Entrance Scholarship, Osgoode Hall Law School

Rodrigue Pageau Memorial Scholarship, University of Ottawa

Jean Chr├ętien Scholarship, University of Ottawa

Professional Activities

Panel speaker at Osgoode Hall Law School's Access to Law and Learning, a free course to help high-potential university students with financial need prepare for the Law School Admissions Test.

Affiliations

Canadian Bar Association

Ontario Bar Association

The Advocates' Society

Associate

Toronto
Direct 416.619.6285
Fax 416.365.1876
lkinkartz@weirfoulds.com

Practice Areas

Regulatory

Administrative

Government

Privacy

Called to the Bar
Ontario, 2014
Education
Osgoode Hall Law School
J.D. 2013
(Bronze Medalist)

University of Ottawa
B.Soc.Sci (Hons.) 2008
(summa cum laude)

Languages
  • French
Awards & Recognition

Bronze Medal, Osgoode Hall Law School

Dean's Gold Key Award, Osgoode Hall Law School

Sir Jack Jacob Prize in the Administration of Justice, Osgoode Hall Law School

WeirFoulds LLP Prize in Administrative Law, Osgoode Hall Law School

Chancellor Van Koughnet Award, Osgoode Hall Law School

Antonio Di Domenico Prize, Osgoode Hall Law School

Harley D. Hallett Renewable Entrance Scholarship, Osgoode Hall Law School

Rodrigue Pageau Memorial Scholarship, University of Ottawa

Jean Chr├ętien Scholarship, University of Ottawa

Professional Activities
Panel speaker at Osgoode Hall Law School's Access to Law and Learning, a free course to help high-potential university students with financial need prepare for the Law School Admissions Test.
Affiliations

Canadian Bar Association

Ontario Bar Association

The Advocates' Society

Called to the Bar

Ontario, 2014

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School
J.D. 2013
(Bronze Medalist)

University of Ottawa
B.Soc.Sci (Hons.) 2008
(summa cum laude)

Languages

  • French