Owen Minns · Professional past, present and future

Curriculum Vitae

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Future Direction

Broadly, I am building a career that requires me to stretch my mind, skills, and abilities for the benefit of my community and the world, in the company of co-workers who enjoy doing the same. My current focus is to continue to work in the public interest as a lawyer in Ontario (i.e., licensed by the Law Society of Ontario as a Barrister & Solicitor), placing an emphasis on advocacy and ethics. Toward this objective, I earned a Juris Doctor (JD) from Osgoode Hall Law School, completed Articles of Clerkship (in the Law Society's Discipline Department), and was called to the bar of Ontario. I am a member of the Advocates' Society, the Canadian Association for Legal Ethics (CALE), the Ontario Bar Association (OBA), the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), and the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL). I am interested in the intersection of law, ethics, and technologies like artificial intelligence.

Statement of Principles

As a matter of principle, I am bound by a general moral obligation to support the advancement of equality, diversity, inclusion, and collective responsibility for the past, present, and future, and I am more-specifically bound to similar obligations as an Ontario lawyer, consistent with the oath I affirmed when being called to the bar (see subsection 21(1) of LSO By-law 4).

The Law Society of Ontario is itself also bound by analogous moral and legal obligations, and as a member of that entity, I share in responsibility, through my work in self-governance of my self and my profession, to give effect to those obligations. As a law-talking person, I have a special responsibility to protect the dignity of all individuals, and to respect human rights laws. This work includes the advancement of: inclusivity in legal workplaces; a reduction of barriers created or maintained by unconscious bias and discrimination, such as racism; collective responsibility for the past, present, and future; reconciliation between persons and peoples in Ontario and Canada, including between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples; and better representation of the diversity of the public and lawyers with others in the legal and legal-ish professions in all workplaces and at all levels of seniority.

Previous Engagements

My last business cards at Alliance Data (Alliance Data news) labelled me a Senior Analyst in the Strategic Planning group of the internationally-renowned Canadian Air Miles Reward Programme loyalty programme (Air Miles news). In this role I helped executive management track and understand key financial and project-oriented information about the company. This was my third role with the company: at first, I managed and improved the Statementing processes that deploy millions of Air Miles account summary mailings quarterly to myriad targeted segments. Then I managed scores of in-house enhancement projects to improve the company's understanding of its data (including uses and quality). These roles required effective relationship management with diverse client and supplier groups, a thorough understanding of complex business methods, IT systems implementation and mass-mail lettershop execution... and a lot of problem-solving and problem-preventing.

At times, I have also engaged in small-scale print document production, graphic design, web design, research, and analytical work on a project-by-project basis, including some on a volunteer basis. Please examine some of examples of my work or contact me to discuss any initiative to which I can contribute.

More about working

Underlying my successes are the relationships I have built with people. I enjoy working closely in teams of dedicated and intelligent people. I can commit to long hours, and I have enjoyed the combination of work and travel. I am analytical, curious, and creative, looking out to the far horizon and preferring principled perturbation of policy to exception. I am numerate and literate, and I like to apply my knowledge to evaluate and solve novel, complex problems. I am imperfect and I have much to learn. In others and myself I value hard work, a joy in learning, innovation, commitment, and consistent pursuit of success.