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Laurie Pawlitza

Laurie is a partner in the family law department at Torkin Manes LLP in Toronto. Laurie regularly works with high income clients on property and support. She also acts as a family law mediator and arbitrator.

Laurie is consistently recognized for her excellence in family law, including in The Lexpert Directory and Best Lawyers in Canada, She has been named one of the “Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada”, was recognized as one of the “Women Who Make a Difference” by the Legal Education and Action Fund and was awarded the Zenith Award by Lexpert, for exemplifying leadership by women in the profession. She has been awarded the President’s Award by the Women’s Law Association, has received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws for her work in the legal profession, and was elected as the 63rd Treasurer (president) of the Law Society of Ontario. Laurie was only the 3rd woman to hold this distinction since the Society was founded in 1797.

Laurie is frequently interviewed by journalists on family law issues, and speaks on family law and professional issues in such far flung places as Australia, the Bahamas, India, Mexico, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Zambia.