Dina Awad: Lawyer with McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Dina Awad

Toronto,  ON  Canada

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  • Litigation
    Mailing AddressSuite 5300, TD Bank Tower, Toronto Dominion Centre, Toronto, ON, M5K 1E6
    University McGill University, B.A., with Great Distinction in Psychology/Behavioural Sciences, 2006
    Law SchoolMcGill University (LL.B., 2011; B.C.L., 2011)
    Admitted2012, Ontario
    Memberships Ontario Bar Association; Law Society of Upper Canada; Canadian Bar Association; The Advocates' Society; Arab Canadian Lawyers Association.


    Dina Awad is an associate in our Litigation Group in Toronto and maintains a general litigation practice with an emphasis on professional liability, public law, and commercial litigation. She regularly prosecutes and defends professionals in disciplinary proceedings. Ms. Awad also acts as designated representative for minors in immigration proceedings.

    Ms. Awad joined the firm in 2013 after clerking at the Federal Court of Appeal. She received her LL.B. and B.C.L. degrees from McGill University in 2011. At the Faculty of Law, Ms. Awad was manager of the McGill Law Journal, president of the Arab Law Students Association, and a pro bono student at a Montreal refugee legal aid clinic. She summered and articled at a prominent Toronto firm, completing rotations in litigation and government law.

    Prior to her legal studies, Ms. Awad obtained a Bachelor of Arts with Great Distinction in Psychology and Behavioural Sciences from McGill University in 2006. She then worked for the Ontario government in education policy and for an international governance and economic consultancy firm in communications.

    Ms. Awad was called to the Ontario bar in 2012. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, the Advocates' Society, and the Arab Canadian Lawyers Association. She sits on the Board of Directors of a Toronto community children's mental health centre. She is bilingual and able to assist clients in French. She also speaks Arabic.


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    A Supreme Cabinet of Appeal for Economic Tribunals?
    Dina Awad, June 27, 2014
    The Supreme Court of Canada has released a much anticipated administrative law decision interpreting the scope of Cabinet’s powers to overrule tribunals. In Canadian National Railway Co. v. Canada (Attorney General), the Supreme Court clarified that reasonableness review applies to...

    Appeals to Watch in 2014: The Appeals Monitor’s Top Ten
    Dina Awad,Timothy D. Chapman-Smith,Elder C. Marques,Helen Richards, January 3, 2014
    For the second year in a row, the Canadian Appeals Monitor is arming our readers with our take on the most anticipated Supreme Court of Canada appeal decisions of the coming year. 2014 promises new guidance on key issues of public and private law affecting businesses across the country, and we...

    NSCA Considers First-Ever Ministerial Order Vesting a Mining Company with Title to Private Land
    Dina Awad, October 29, 2013
    The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal recently addressed what the government must do to ensure a fair process takes place before making an order transferring private land to a mining company. In Higgins v Nova Scotia (Attorney General), 2013 NSCA 106, the Court considered the first vesting order made by...
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    Dina Awad

    66 Wellington Street
    TorontoON M5K 1E6


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