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Efua* is an articling student at Lenczner Slaght. She recently completed her JD at Osgoode Hall Law School and prior to that completed her Master of Public Health degree in the area of Global Health at Boston University. Efua goes§ above and beyond when it comes to engaging in advocacy opportunities and has pursued legal and public health initiatives that have brought her to sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean. When it comes to advocating for justice and fighting for her clients, Efua always sees it through, no matter the distance . This is especially true in her personal life as Efua has a passion for travel and has completed a solo backpacking trip through East Africa. Her international perspective will make a difference on every case she is on. .

Expertise

  • Education:
    • Osgoode Hall Law School (2020) JD
    • Boston University (2014) Master of Public Health (Focus in Global Health)
    • University of Western Ontario (2012) BHSc (Honours Specialization in Biology)

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Efua K. Gyan

is an articling student at Lenczner Slaght.

As a first-year student at Osgoode Hall Law School, Efua volunteered in the Criminal Law Division of Osgoode Hall’s community legal clinic, was an executive member of the Osgoode Health Law Association and attended the Anishinaabe Law Camp. She also participated in the Lerners Cup Moot and received the award for distinguished oralist. In her second year, Efua enrolled in the International and Transnational Legal Intensive Program at Osgoode and completed a 3-month placement at the UN International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in Arusha, Tanzania.

In her final year of law school, Efua established and held a newly created executive position within the Black Law Students Association, (“BLSA”), Cultural Outreach Officer, after she was inspired by the Annual Africa Summit initiative launched by Harvard Law School’s BLSA. In the 2020/21 school year, Osgoode Hall will become the first Canadian law school to have its own such initiative, enabling Black Canadian law students to discover and connect with their roots.

Prior to law school, Efua completed her Master of Public Health degree in the area of Global Health at Boston University, and spent two years working with a non-profit organization in rural Haiti.

  • Canadian Association for Black Lawyers

  • What Judges Want: Dos and Don’ts of the Commercial List

    On April 9, 2021, The Advocates’ Society held a virtual panel discussion on the topic of Commercial List Advocacy. Co-chaired by Peter Osborne of Lenczner Slaght and Deborah Palter of Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP, Commercial List judges and seasoned practitioners shared the dos and don’ts of 9:30 appointments, pre-trial hearings and judge-led mediations. We also heard directly from judges about what they want to see when you appear before them and received practical advice on effective oral advocacy in the era of Zoom-court. What follows is a short summary of the key takeaways.

    Efua K. Gyan | April 21, 2021

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