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Carolyn Silver

Chief Legal Officer

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Carolyn leads CPSO’s outstanding Legal department. She has over two decades of experience advising its Board of Directors and committees, prosecuting complex discipline cases, and representing CPSO before the Ontario Courts and administrative tribunals. She acted as CPSO counsel at the Goudge Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology in Ontario.

Carolyn was a faculty scholar in her undergraduate studies at McGill. She received numerous awards at Osgoode Hall Law School (LLB, 1994) including the Ivan Cleveland Rand Scholarship, Clifton Lane Memorial Prize, Cassels Brock & Blackwell Constitutional Law Annual Award, Fogler Rubinoff Prize in Property Law and the Part Time LL.M. Program Award in Constitutional Law. Carolyn clerked for the judges of the Court of Appeal for Ontario before her call to the Ontario bar in 1996. She went on to practice civil litigation with Goodmans LLP prior to joining CPSO.

Carolyn teaches Trial Advocacy at Osgoode Hall Law School, where she is an adjunct professor, and regularly lectures for Osgoode Professional Development, the Advocates Society, and the Medical Legal Society.