About Me

Current Positions and Appointments

Past Positions and Appointments

Publications

Teaching

Presentations/
Conferences

Honours and Awards

Community and Civic Activities

Current Positions and Appointments

  • Counsel to the Class Proceedings Committee of The Law Foundation of Ontario (beginning 2006)
  • M.A.G., Deputy Judge of the Small Claims Court (beginning 2009)
  • Bencher of the LSO (beginning 2015)
    • Access to Justice Committee, Vice-Chair (2016 to 2018), Member (2015 to 2018)
    • Adjudicator, LSO Tribunal (2016 to 2018)
    • Audit and Finance Committee, Member (2016 to 2018)
    • Equity and Indigenous Affairs Committee, Vice-Chair (2016 to 2018), Member (2015 to present)
    • Government Relations Committee, Member (2015)
    • Governance Task Force, Member (beginning 2016)
    • Professional Regulation Committee, Member (beginning 2018)
    • Treasurers’ Appointments Advisory Committee, Member (2016 to 2018)
  • Advisory Committee to Law Commission of Ontario on Class Actions, Member (2013 to 2015), Technical Advisory Committee (2017 to present)
  • Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN), Board Member, (beginning June 2018)

Past Positions and Appointments

  • McCarthy Tétrault, Litigation Partner (1997 to 2004), Associate (1994 to 1996)
  • Human Rights Legal Support Centre, Treasurer (2013 to 2017), Vice-Chair (2011 to 2017) and Member of Board of Directors (2008 to 2017)
  • Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, President (2008-2010), Member, Board of Directors, Member, Board Recruitment Committee, Strategic Planning Committee and Executive Director Search Committee (2004 to 2010)
  • York University, Special Investigator of Sexual Harassment & Associate General Counsel (2002)
  • Stikeman Elliott, Toronto, Litigation Associate and Articling Student (1989 to 1994)
  • Stikeman Elliott, Budapest, (Summer 1993)
  • Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Student Editor (1988 to 1989)
  • Commercial Court Users Committee, Member (1996 to 2000)

Publications

  • Gina Papageorgiou, Review of “Bar codes: women in the legal profession by Jean McKenzie Leiper (2007) 45 Osgoode Hall LJ 829
  • Gina Papageorgiou, “The Implications of Large Law Firm Changes for Women Lawyers” (2006) 44 Osgoode Hall LJ 795
  • Gina Papageorgiou & Elizabeth Stewart (as she then was), “Class Actions Coming Soon to a University Near You” (June 2003) Curie Newsletter, Vol 14, Issue 2
  • Editor and writer for column on medical issues faced by physicians, Medline News, 1999-2000. Articles included “Peer Assessment: What to Know When the CPSO Comes Knocking”, “Informed Consent—When Does ‘Yes’ Really Mean ‘Yes’ 

Teaching

  • York University, Teaching Assistant, Human Rights and Canadian Minorities (2004 to 2006)
  • University of Toronto Faculty of Business, Weekly Lecturer in Business Law (1991 to 1993)
  • Bar Admission Course, Instructor in Interviewing Skills (1996 & 1997)
  • Bar Admission Course, Instructor in Insolvency (1996)

Presentations/
Conferences

  • Osgoode Continuing Legal Education, L.L.M. class in Commercial Law, Guest lecturer on class action funding (February 10, 2017)
  • Round Table of Diversity Association (“RODA”), 2nd Annual Diversity Conference, Panelist discussing diversity issues faced by lawyers and strategies for success (November 29, 2016)
  • Osgoode Conference on Class Actions, Presentation “The Role of the Class Proceedings Fund in Financing Class Actions” (2013)
  • University of Windsor Conference on Third Party Funding, Presentation “The Role of the Class Proceedings Fund in Financing Class Actions” (2013)
  • Quebec Class Action Conference, Presentation “Financing Class Actions” (2010)
  • Women Connecting Conference held by McCarthy Tetrault, Panelist discussing the issues, challenges, interests and expectations of women in the legal profession (2009, 2010 and 2014)
  • Canadian Institute Conference, Presentation “Financing Class Actions and Managing Financial Risk” (2008)
  • Contributor, CBC radio documentary “Mothers-in-law” on issues faced by working mothers in the legal profession (2007)
  • Maytree Leadership Conference, Panelist “Leadership and Management of Diversity: Transcending the Implementation Gap” (2007)
  • University of New Brunswick Law School Conference on Work/Life Balance, Presentation “Work/life Balance in Law Firms: The Business Case is the Problem, Not the Solution” (2007)
  • Osgoode Hall Law School Institute for Feminist Legal Studies Speaker Series, Presentation “The Impact of Globalization on Women Lawyers in Large Law Firms” (2005)

Honours and Awards

  • M.A.G., Program Achievement Award (2000)
  • M.A.G., Achievement of Excellence Award (2000)
  • M.A.G., Employee Recognition Award in Recognition of Being Nominated for Outstanding Achievement (2000)
  • University of Western Ontario (“U.W.O”), Dean Ivan Rand Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Faculty of Law and Academic Standing (1989)
  • U.W.O., Frederick David Baker Special Prize in Trust and Estate Law (1989)
  • U.W.O., Graduated with Distinction (1989)
  • Niagara Moot Competition, Best Advocate Award, (1988)
  • Niagara Moot Competition, Best Team Argument Award (1988)
  • U.W.O., Davies Ward Beck Prize for Showing Exceptional Promise (1988)
  • Queens University, D.I. McLeod Scholarship for Academic Achievement (1985)

Community and Civic Activities

  • It Takes a Village Syrian Sponsorship Group and Kingsway Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Group, Member (2015 to 2018)
  • United Way, Member of Speakers Bureau (2007 to 2010) 
  • Humbercrest United Church, Sunday School Teacher (2003 to 2010), Member of the Christian Development Committee (2006 to 2010) 
  • Lambton Kingsway Junior Middle School, Class Parent (2003 & 2006)
  • Humbercrest Co-operative Nursery School, President (2004), Member of various committees (2000 to 2004) 
  • Alexandria Park Learning Centre, Literacy Tutor (1990 to 1991) 
  • Other: Fundraising for various charities, law school case worker with London Community Legal Aid, member of prison visitation program during undergraduate school, and soccer coach with Islington Rangers

Contact Me

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Email me: papageorgioug@me.com
Connect with me on Twitter: @GPapageorgiou_