The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce the appointment of Cristina Toteda as Faculty Lecturer in Legal Ethics, starting May 1, 2017. Me Toteda will work closely with Faculty members and engaged alumni to revise the mandatory second-year course in Legal Ethics and Professionalism and the upper-year course in Advocacy. She will teach those courses and also work with the first-year Integration Workshop course
Me Toteda practiced law with McCarthy Tétrault from 2014 to 2017, specializing in labour and employment law. She was an active contributor to the firm’s publications and mentoring initiatives, and was frequently called upon to deliver presentations on a variety of topics.
Perfectly bilingual, Me Toteda obtained her BCL/LLB from McGill University in 2013, graduating on the Dean’s Honour List. During her time at the Faculty of Law, she held positions as research assistant, coordinator for a research group, tutorial leader, clerk at the Court of Québec, and McGill Law Journal editor. Following graduation, she clerked at the Federal Court of Appeal in Ottawa. She was called to the Quebec bar in 2014.
“Cristina brings energy, experience, and many ideas about how to prepare our students for the broad variety of contemporary practice,” said Dean Robert Leckey. “I’m delighted that she is also committed to consulting a diverse range of alumni to get their perspectives.”
We look forward to welcoming our new colleague shortly!