Lisa discusses the time it takes to run an appeal as a practicing trial lawyer: “Appeals take so much time and when you’re in trial courts and tomorrow the judge wants to see the law, you’ve got to have the law done for tomorrow. So the appeals, they sit over your back shoulder and the transcripts seem to grow in size and you never get a chance to sit down with them. It is a massively time consuming thing because you’re looking at reading every word of what was said at the trial.”
Lisa Jørgensen maintains a busy trial and appellate practice, focused on criminal and constitutional litigation. She regularly appears in all levels of court in Ontario, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada and administrative tribunals. Lisa has experience defending professionals facing disciplinary proceedings, including allegations of sexual or financial misconduct. Lisa is also a director of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, volunteers her time with pro bono litigation and education projects, and is committed to ensuring access to justice for all. Learn about Appeals and Lisa’s tips for lawyers who wish to practice in this area.
Produced by: Zenia Sethna and Jason Cooper