Phil graduated from Dalhousie University with a B.Sc. (Hons) and an LLB. He was called to the Bar in Nova Scotia and Ontario. He also holds a post-graduate certificate from Centennial College in e-commerce. Phil practiced criminal law exclusively as a sole practitioner before joining Legal Aid Ontario as the Coordinator of Lawyer Relations. He was responsible for marketing the Legal Aid Online billing project which automated lawyer payments. The project had a 90% uptake by lawyers within the first 6 months. He joined the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2008 as Counsel in the Professional Development and Competence department and has been involved in CPD planning, accreditation, and certified specialist certification. He participates in developing resources for solos and small firm lawyers and for the past seven years has worked on the Practice Management Helpline team assisting lawyers and paralegals with issues related to the Law Society By-laws, Rules of Professional Conduct and professionalism questions. He has recorded over 35 podcasts on basic technology for lawyers with David Whelan. He is currently a member of the Ontario Criminal Lawyers Association and is the Photo Editor of “For The Defence” magazine. He is a presenter at continuing professional development programs and has spoken at the Criminal Lawyers Association, Hamilton Lawyers Association, Toronto Lawyers Association, and Law Society programs. He has been a lecturer and instructor in the professional responsibility course.
Jack Newton, Phil Brown, and Rian Gauvreau talk to Chris Hadfield about what molds a true leader and how to anticipate failure without letting it overwhelm you.
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