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Bonni Ellis joins Lerners

February 18, 2015

Lerners is pleased to announce that Bonni Ellis has joined the Toronto office as a partner.

 A well-known and respected regulatory lawyer, Ms. Ellis brings her unique and specialized skill set which will complement Lerners’ litigation team. Ms. Ellis has over a decade of experience in professional regulation across a range of professions.  She has acted in various capacities for regulatory bodies of all sizes including the College of Nurses of Ontario, the Ontario College of Pharmacists, the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy – Naturopathy, the College of Teachers of Ontario and several others.

In addition to her litigation work as prosecutor, independent legal counsel and defence counsel, Bonni is consulted for advice on matters relating to investigations, registration, quality assurance and governance.  She conducts audits and reviews for statutory compliance and makes recommendations for best practices and process enhancement.  She also assists clients with drafting regulations, standards of practice, rules, policies, reference guides, handbooks, manuals and has authored several sets of by-laws.

Ms. Ellis is a requested and frequent speaker at conferences focused on professional regulation and is also invited regularly to speak to Councils and Committees and to provide orientation and training.  She also serves as an instructor for the National Certified Investigator/Inspector Training program offered through the Council for Licensure Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) and has taught the professional regulation component of classes at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law as well as Osgoode’s LLM in health law.

To find out more about Bonni please visit our website.

Lerners LLP

Lerners is a leading full-service firm in Ontario, with offices in London, Toronto, Strathroy, and Waterloo Region. Ours is a history of 90 years of successful client service and representation and today we are more than 120 exceptionally skilled lawyers with abundant experience. Our philosophy that “no matter whom our clients are, each and every one deserves the best representation possible” has earned us the reputation of being experienced, knowledgeable and diligent counsel, and our lawyers work together to provide highly effective, practical legal advice and services in an efficient manner to clients across the province.

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Bonni Ellis

Lerners LLP

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