Firm News

Introducing…. IC Education: an intimate (and free!) workshop series

September 21st, 2016 by Iler Campbell


For many years we’ve run an annual conference called Tools. Together with Prentice Yates and Clark, who co‑sponsored the event with us, we’ve enjoyed the conferences immensely.  However, this year there will be no Tools conference. We’ve decided to try something a little different…

We’re excited to announce that this fall, in lieu of Tools, we will host a series of intimate — and free! ‑- after-work events.  Some will be skill‑building and others more thought‑provoking, but all will address legal issues relevant to managing in non‑profits, charities, co‑ops and social enterprises.

Stay tuned ‑ we’ll be announcing our fist workshop tomorrow with more to follow soon.  If you have ideas for topics you’d like addressed, please let us know.  (Maybe there was a Tools session that you wished you could have attended, or one you know others in the sector would really benefit from?) We’ll be hosting these IC Education events in our downtown Toronto office but we’d also be happy to take them on the road. If you’d like to co‑host sessions please give us a call!

Introducing new lawyer, Katie Douglas

June 21st, 2016 by Iler Campbell

Katie Douglas has articled with us for the last year and we’re very pleased that she’s agreed to stay on as a new  lawyer – she is a great fit for the firm, as those of you who’ve met her will surely agree.  Sharp eyed readers of our blog should recognize her name as one of our regular authors. For more on Katie, take a look at her profile.

Celebrating Brian’s AMS/John Hodgson Award of Excellence in Charity and Not‑For‑Profit Law

June 3rd, 2016 by Iler Campbell

IMG_3005Brian Iler was presented with the 2016 AMS/John Hodgson Award of Excellence in Charity and Not‑For‑Profit Law on June 2 by the Ontario Bar Association Charity and Not-For‑Profit Law Section in a luncheon ceremony. Celia Chandler introduced him with a brief recounting of his career and his personality. She called out “his energy, his idealism, his ability to cut to the chase.”

Brian followed that up with more detail, recounting key moments in his career. He remains, in his words, “an unrepentant 68er ‑ hopeful, not without reason, that with collective and sustained community initiatives, the world can be made a better place.”

Read on for the full text of their comments. There’s some great history in there! Here’s to more great work to come! Read the rest of this entry

Thank you for all the support; I’m back at work full time

May 27th, 2016 by Celia Chandler

As many of you know, my partner, Jack, was diagnosed with lung cancer in January.  Princess Margaret Cancer Centre began immediately to treat him aggressively with chemo and radiation; as a result, I’ve been working part‑time.

I’m very pleased to report that Jack’s treatment is largely complete and the test results are very encouraging. He is tired but confident that he’s on the road to recovery.   Jack’s definitely got the power of positive thinking on his side!

Thank you for your expressions of concern over these months ‑‑ how comforting to receive support from such a large circle of friends, many with your own cancer stories.   Thanks too for patiently waiting for me to respond to your emails or for letting me pass work to colleagues.  (I’m so grateful for colleagues who’ve picked up the slack!)

This week I’ve happily returned to work full‑time.   Please don’t hesitate to be in touch with me.   And keep the good thoughts coming Jack’s way.

And the 2016 AMS/John Hodgson Award of Excellence in Charity and Not‑For‑Profit Law goes to…. Brian Iler!

May 8th, 2016 by Iler Campbell

In 42 years of practising law, Brian Iler has focused on enabling social change.  Through his passionate efforts he has had a significant and sustaining impact on the non‑profit sector.  The Ontario Bar Association has recognized Brian’s work by awarding him the 2016 AMS/John Hodgson Award of Excellence in Charity and Not‑For‑Profit Law. And we couldn’t be prouder.

Brian, ever‑modest about his achievements, says: “I’m delighted. First, because the wonderful people in my firm chose to nominate me, and also that my peers in the profession have chosen to recognize the work I’ve done. Not that it’s over yet!”

What follows is our nomination letter:

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Come article with us!

May 3rd, 2016 by Iler Campbell

We’re currently accepting applications for the 2017-18 articling year. We’re looking for like-minded, progressive people to join our team. Please submit your application (including cover letter, resume, reference letters and copies of your transcripts) by Wednesday, July 1 to We look forward to hearing from you!