Counsel at the firm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Health; Defamation and Media Law; Construction and Engineering; Corporate Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
University of Ottawa, LL.B., magna cum laude, 1975
Carleton University, B.A.
Professional Involvement•fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL); President, ACTL, Canadian Foundation; Trustee, ACTL US Foundation; Chair, ACTL Committee on Specific Problems in the Administration of Justice (Canada) •Former Member, Ontario Judicial Council, 2005-09•Past-President, The Advocates' Society of Ontario, 2001-02•Adjunct Professor, Advanced Torts, University of Ottawa Faculty of Common Law•Member, Mentoring Panel, Law Society of Upper Canada
Community Involvement•Member, Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa •Member, Board of Directors, Project ORBIS Canada, a non-profit organization actively engaged in the reduction of blindness in the Developing World •Member, Board of Directors, Sally Letson Foundation•Volunteer for LawHelpOntario - County of Carleton Law Association and the Law Foundation of Ontario
J. Bruce Carr-Harris is counsel in the Ottawa office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Bruce practises as general counsel in civil litigation with a strong emphasis on public law, defamation, construction litigation, product liability, commercial litigation, professional liability, intellectual property and commercial litigation, including oppression remedies, injunctions, insurance litigation, franchise disputes. His dispute resolution practice also includes domestic and international arbitrations. Bruce has made many appearances as counsel in all courts in the Province of Ontario, the Federal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Representative Work•Counsel at the Royal Commission of Inquiry on the Blood System in Canada.•Counsel at the Commission of Inquiry into the Deployment of Canadian Forces in Somalia.•Counsel at the Commission of Proceedings involving Guy Paul Morin. •Counsel for Canadian Olympic Committee at numerous sporting and team selection arbitrations, including at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland (2003) for Beckie Scott.•Counsel for the Elliot Lake Commission of Inquiry.
Publications & Presentations•Lecturer, Author and Speaker for:•The Advocates' Society;•American College of Trial Lawyers;•Law Society of Upper Canada including the Bar Admission Course;•County of Carleton Law Association;•Centre for Sport and Law;•Federated Press Professional Liabilities Conference; and•Ontario Bar Association Institute of Continuing Education. •Member of the Editorial Board and Papers for Professional Liability and Discipline Quarterly and Canadian Journal of Insurance Law.
Rankings & Recognitions•Recognized in the 2015 edition of Benchmark Canada - The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a Local Litigation Star: Ontario and a Litigation Star: Construction, General Commercial, Intellectual Property, Product Liability and Professional Liability.•Recognized as a leading Canadian lawyer in the 2014 LexpertSpecial Edition on Litigation Lawyers.•Law Society Medal recipient, 2012.•Recognized as the 2014 Ottawa Legal Malpractice Law Lawyer of the Year and the 2013 Ottawa Administrative and Public Law Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in Canada .•Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2015 edition (and since 2006) of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Administrative and Public Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Legal Malpractice Law).•Recognized in the 2014 and 2013 editions of Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (Dispute Resolution: Ontario) and The Canadian Legal LexpertDirectory (Litigation - Commercial Insurance, Litigation - Corporate Commercial, Litigation - Defamation and Media Law; Litigation - Directors' and Officers' Liability, Litigation - Public Law; Professional Liability).•Inductee, University of Ottawa Common Law Honour Society.•Recognized as a leading Canadian cross-border litigator in the 2014 and 2013 editions of the LexpertGuide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigators.•Recognized in the 2015 edition of the Lexpert /American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Litigation - Corporate Commercial).
Representative Work; Counsel at the Royal Commission of Inquiry on the Blood System in Canada. Counsel at the Commission of Inquiry into the Deployment of Canadian Forces in Somalia. Counsel at the Commission of Proceedings involving Guy Paul Morin. Counsel for Canadian Olympic Committee at numerous sporting and team selection arbitrations, including at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland (2003) for Beckie Scott. Counsel for the Elliot Lake Commission of Inquiry.
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