Owen Minns

Biographical synopsis

Owen Minns is an Ontario lawyer, a barrister & solicitor employed as Discipline Counsel in the Law Society of Ontario's Professional Regulation division. Owen represents the Law Society in regulatory proceedings and engages in related work in the Litigation Services team, helping to fulfil the functions of the Law Society in accordance with the principles provided by the Law Society Act, RSO 1990, c L-8, <https://canlii.ca/t/2h8>, §§4.1, 4.2. Owen is currently seconded to the Office of the Executive Director, Professional Regulation, and to Case & Data Management, as Special Project Joint Counsel.

“Owen was called to the Bar after earning a JD from Osgoode Hall Law School and after articling in the then Discipline Department of the then Law Society of Upper Canada. While at law school, Owen won awards for oral advocacy: with teammates, two Second Place Team awards at Canada's national Gale Cup Moot Competitions; and, individually, additional top oralist awards in other competitions. One summer, Owen studied at the International Intellectual Property Program at St Peter's College, Oxford, a joint offering of the College, the University of Victoria, and the University of Illinois College of Law.

“Prior to law school, Owen worked as a senior analyst at Alliance Data, providing expertise, insight, and innovation focused on business analysis and strategic operations for the company's Air Miles business, Canada's premier coalition loyalty marketing programme.

Owen Minns, 2016.

—photo by Helen Calaitzis.

“Owen earned degrees in Psychology (BSc, Honours) and Computer & Information Science (BA) from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. At Queen's, Owen served a term as elected Vice-president (Operations) for the Alma Mater Society after a stint on the Editorial Board of the Queen's Journal newspaper and after working as part of the management team of the Publishing & Copy Centre.

“Born and raised in Burlington, Ontario, Owen currently lives and works in Toronto.”

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