Chief Legal Officer
Carolyn has been with CPSO for more than 20 years and is an exceptional, award-winning litigator. She was most recently CPSO’s General Counsel, where she prosecuted before the Ontario Physicians and Surgeons Discipline Tribunal, and represented the College before other administrative tribunals and the Ontario Courts. She acted as counsel for CPSO at the Goudge Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology in Ontario and served as counsel to the Honorable Mr. Sydney L. Robins on the Robins Review into preventing sexual misconduct in Ontario schools. Prior to joining CPSO, Carolyn was a civil litigator with Goodmans LLP.
She attended McGill University for her undergraduate studies, where she was a Faculty Scholar, and received her LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School (1994). Carolyn spent her articling year as a clerk to the judges of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1996. She was the recipient of numerous awards during her law studies at Osgoode, including the Ivan Cleveland Rand Scholarship, the Clifton Lane Memorial Prize, the Cassels Brock & Blackwell Constitutional Law Annual Award, the Fogler Rubinoff Prize in Property Law and the Part Time LL.M. Program Award in Constitutional Law. Carolyn has taught for many years in the Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop (“ITAW”) and is currently an instructor in the Trial Advocacy course at Osgoode Hall Law School, where she is an adjunct professor. She is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Advocates Society.