Julia L. Lefebvre

Julia is an associate of the firm with diverse experience in civil litigation.

Julia is an associate at BJCTB. Julia’s diverse practice includes commercial and general civil litigation, professional liability matters, health law, as well as media and defamation law. She appears regularly before all levels of court, boards and tribunals. Julia also provides strategic pre-litigation advice and support to clients. Prior to joining the firm, she articled and practised with a top-tier litigation boutique in Toronto for several years. While at law school, Julia received course awards in Public Law as well as Sentencing and Imprisonment and volunteered with a community legal clinic. Julia interned at the Canadian Studies Centre at the University of Barcelona prior to her legal studies. She also worked for the Federal Government on employment programs and coordinated various public awareness campaigns for a charitable organization.

  • Attendances before the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Justice, the Consent and Capacity Board, the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (Discipline Committee), and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
  • Experienced in drafting pleadings, conducting complex research, advising and representing clients on novel matters
  • particular experience in media, health, commercial and professional liability matters including the following decisions:
    • Heffernan v. Knights of Columbus, 2017 ONCA 534 (successfully resisted appeal, lead counsel)
    • Gu v. Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Inc., 2017 ONSC 2793 (successfully resisted motion for further production of documents)
    • Heffernan v. The Knights of Columbus et al., 2016 ONSC 8072 (successful motion to enforce settlement)
    • Doyle Salewski Inc. v. BDO Canada Limited, 2016 ONCA 748
    • Salewski Inc. v BDO Canada Ltd., 2016 ONSC 133
    • PL (Re), 2015 CanLII 88885 (ON CCB)
    • CTV v. Her Majesty the Queen, 2015 ONSC 4842
    • Elder v. Toronto Life et al. (successfully resisted injunction) (unreported, Superior Court of Justice, April 2015)
    • Warman v. National Post Company, 2015 ONSC 267
    • Canadian National Railway v. Holmes, 2014 ONSC 2914 (Commerical List)
    • Canadian National Railway Company v. Holmes, 2014 ONSC 593 (Commerical List)
    • X v. Everson, 2013 ONSC 6134
    • Persaud v. Rzadki, 2013 ONSC 4929
    • Den Haag Capital, LLC v. Correia, 2010 ONSC 5339 (Commerical List)
    • D. v. N.G.K., 2013 CanLII 12389 (HPARB)
    • H v. E.E., 2013 CanLII 31460 (HPARB)
    • D.M. v. M.M.J., 2013 CanLII 16158 (HPARB)
    • C. v. C.Y.K., 2013 CanLII 8452 (HPARB)
    • L. v. Y.A.K., 2013 CanLII 12784 (HPARB)
    • C. v. N.S.K., 2013 CanLII 33175 (HPARB)
    • H. v. A.D.B., 2013 CanLII 31461 (HPARB)
    • L. v. K.R.P., 2012 CanLII 81435 (HPARB)
    • J. v. S.K.D., 2012 CanLII 71134 (HPARB)
    • C.D., MD v. Dr. X, MD, 2011 CanLII 100710 (HPARB)
  • Ontario Bar Association (OBA)/Canadian Bar Association
    • Member of OBA Governance Committee
    • Member-at-Large, OBA Entertainment, Media and Communications Law Section Executive
    • Former Member of OBA Board of Directors (2010-2011)
    • Former Chair of OBA Student Division Executive (2010-2011)
    • Former Member of OBA Council, Finance Committee, Membership Committee and Law Day Committee
  • Canadian Media Lawyers Association (Ad IDEM), Member
  • Advocates’ Society, Member
  • Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario, membre
  • Chair, “Legal and Practical Avenues for Unmasking Unidentified Internet Posters”, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law Section, Ontario Bar Association, November 10, 2016, Toronto, Ontario
  • Chair, “Publication Ban Essentials”, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law Bootcamp Series, Ontario Bar Association, May 10, 2016, Toronto, Ontario
  • Presenter and Author, “Litigation Costs – Costs in Simplified Procedure: Discretion Rules”, Ontario Bar Association, June 1, 2015, Toronto, Ontario
  • Author, “The new law that will cost Canadians their privacy/Opinion”, Precedent Magazine, December 15, 2014
  • Contributor to BJCTB’s Transportation Notes and Litigation Notes