10+ Standing Committee

The 10+ Standing Committee was established as an official Standing Committee in 2018, with a mandate to promote the interests of mid-career advocates within The Advocates' Society.

10+ Executive

Emily Lawrence

Emily Lawrence


Chloe Snider

Chloe Snider


Steven G. Frankel

Steven G. Frankel


Sonu Dhanju-Dhillon
Communications Liaison

What is 10+?

For the purpose of carrying out its mandate, the definition of midcareer advocates is not rigidly defined, but generally considered to be comprised of advocates who have been in practice for about 10 to 17 years.

10+ fosters networking and engagement among mid-career members to build and engage members during this phase of their careers and seeks to develop opportunities for the participation of mid-career members in the Society. 10+ members sit on various TAS Standing Committees.

10+ also promotes access to justice initiatives, pro bono initiatives, leadership, and career and business development programs for mid-career advocates.

10+ Initiatives include:
  • Mid-Career Forum
  • Pitch Perfect
  • The Inside Story
  • Breakfast Near Tiffany's
  • Breakfast with Tiffany's
  • Mid-Career Women’s Social
  • Transitions Panel
  • Lessons in Leadership
  • Mentoring Dinner Series (jointly with YASC)
  • TAS Podcast (jointly with YASC)
  • Mid-Career Upscale Social
  • Advocacy Matters newsletter


The Committee is led by an Executive Committee that consists of a Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Communications Liaison. Committee membership reflects the diversity of the Society’s membership, including, without limitation, representation from different practice areas of law and from across Canada.

Committee membership is limited to Society members who are mid-career advocates.

Get Involved! 

The 10+ Standing Committee seeks engaged, hard-working volunteers to promote the interests of mid-career advocates through planning and implementing information and networking events, producing the Advocacy Matters newsletter and participating in the work of The Advocates’ Society. The Society welcomes applications to the 10+ Standing Committee from Society members who are about 8 to 20 years of call. Successful applicants will serve a two-year term starting June 2022. Parental and medical leaves will be accommodated.

Applications for the 2022/2023 term of 10+ are now open until March 4, 2022. The application form can be found here

Questions? Please contact the 10+ incoming Chair Chloe Snider at chloe.snider@dentons.com

10+ Members

Michelle Alton, Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal
Melanie Baird, Blakes
Daniel Baum, Langlois Avocats, S.E.N.C.R.L.
Ian Breneman, Blakes
Jennifer Brevorka, Henein Hutchison LLP
Lisa Marie Buccella, Aviva Trial Lawyers
Nadia Chiesa, WeirFoulds LLP
Sonu Dhanju-Dhillon, Torkin Manes LLP
Erin Farrell, Gowlings
Layne Hellrung, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Jennifer Hunter, Lerners LLP
Ben Kates, Law Society of Ontario
Megan Keenberg, Van Kralingen & Keenberg LLP
Emily Kettel, Bennett Jones LLP
Ewa Krajewska, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Ayesha Laldin, Department of Justice
Christopher Lee, Loopstra Nixon LLP
Clarence Lui, Reain Lui Stock
David Milosevic, Milosevic Fiske LLP
Omolara Oladipo, Dentons Canada LLP
Zoe Oxaal, Department of Justice, Canada, Civil Litigation Section
Gabriel Poliquin, Gib Van Ert Law
Tamara Ramsey, Dale & Lessman LLP
Natalia Rodriguez, Conway Baxter Wilson LLP
Andrea Sanche, Ricketts, Harris LLP
Miranda Spence, Aird & Berlis LLP
Cynthia Spry, Babin Bessner Spry LLP
Andrew Sunter, Burnet Duckworth & Palmer LLP
Nathan Sutherland, Pink Larkin
Zahra Taseer, Simpson Taseer LLP
Deborah Templer, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Lionel Tupman, Tupman & Bloom LLP
Christine Vanderschoot, Vanderschoot Family Law
Andrew Winton, Lax O'Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP