WeirFoulds LLP is delighted to announce that our colleague, Lara Kinkartz, has been chosen to serve 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.
Lara will be temporarily seconded to the Inquiry from her position as an associate at WeirFoulds LLP, where she practises public law litigation with a focus on administrative and regulatory law. Lara has represented regulators, licensing bodies, and public sector clients in a wide variety of matters, including professional discipline.
She stood top of her class in her final academic year at Osgoode Hall Law School, and graduated in 2013 with the Bronze Medal. After clerking at the Court of Appeal for Ontario, Lara went on to clerk for Moldaver J. at the Supreme Court of Canada. She was called to the bar in 2014.
“Being chosen to serve as Associate Counsel to the Long-Term Care Homes Public Inquiry is a great honour and we are all proud of Lara’s accomplishment” said Debbie Tarshis, Chair of the Professional Self-Regulatory Bodies Practice Group.
We congratulate Lara on this great honour and achievement.