Jeff G. Saikaley

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Jeff G. Saikaley

Jeff G. Saikaley practices in most areas of civil litigation in both official languages, with a focus on commercial litigation, employment law and libel and slander cases. Jeff appears before all levels of court and many tribunals. He was co-counsel on Cusson v. Quan, a landmark defamation case argued before the Supreme Court of Canada. Jeff has also appeared before the Court of Appeal for Ontario and regularly appears before the Superior Court of Justice.

Jeff is the co-chair of the County of Carleton Law Association Civil Litigation Conference Montebello @ Tremblant and, for several years, served as a Trustee of the CCLA. Jeff is also a member of the Advisory Committee of Arbitration Place.

In 2016, Jeff was awarded the Top Forty Under 40 prize by the Ottawa Business Journal and Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, one of Ottawa’s most prestigious business awards recognizing accomplished and rising business leaders under the age of 40.

When Jeff is away from the office, he is a devoted fan of the Ottawa Senators and enjoys playing ball hockey and poker with friends.

Direct Line: 613-564-8268

CALL TO THE BAR

Ontario (2002)

EDUCATION

B.A., University of Ottawa, 1998
LL.B., University of Ottawa, 2001

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

The Advocates’ Society
Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario
County of Carleton Law Association

PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCES

Speaker, “SLAPP Me Silly: Decoding the Anti-SLAPP Regime”, “Civil Litigation Updated 2018”, County of Carleton Law Association, Mont-Tremblant, November 17, 2018.

Speaker, “Atelier de plaidoirie en français : le point de vue de la magistrature et des juristes sur les témoins experts”, Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario, Ottawa, October 11, 2018.

Speaker, “Defamation at a Crossroads: Trends and Developments“, The Law Society of Ontario, Toronto, September 14, 2018.

Moderator, “Civil Litigation Updated 2017“, County of Carleton Law Association, Mont-Tremblant, November 18, 2017.

Moderator, “Civil Litigation Updated 2016“, County of Carleton Law Association, Mont-Tremblant, November 19, 2016.

Speaker with Ronald F. Caza, “On n’attrape pas les mouches avec du vinaigre mais avec du miel : l’importance de bien comprendre l’art de la plaidoirie orale”, Association des juristes d’expression française du Nouveau-Brunswick, Caraquet, New-Brunswick, October 21, 2016.

Speaker, “Atelier de plaidoirie en français : interrogatoires préalables”, Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario, Ottawa September 21, 2016.

Speaker, « Règles d’éthique des praticiens et difficultés relatives aux interactions entre avocats et/ou justiciables unilingues », Congrès 2015, Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario, Lafayette, New Orleans, June 25, 2015.

Moderator, “Civil Litigation Updated 2015“, County of Carleton Law Association, Mont-Tremblant, November 20, 2015.

Moderator, “Civil Litigation Updated 2014“, County of Carleton Law Association, Mont-Tremblant, November 21, 2014.

Speaker, “The ‘5 à 7’, a Corporate Opportunity“, Young Lawyers’ Division (East), Ontario Bar Association, Ottawa, May 22, 2013.

Moderator, “The Advocates’ Society Court House Series (2013), Pointed Argument: Effective Advocacy is Focused Advocacy“, Advocates’ Society, Ottawa, February 21, 2013.

Speaker with Ronald F. Caza, «L’importance de bien comprendre l’art de la plaidoirie orale – Interrogatoire et Contre-Interrogatoire ».Village Historique Acadien, Caraquet, New Brunswick, September 2011.

Presenter, “Civil Litigation Update”, Congrès 2011, Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario, Ottawa, June 24, 2011.

Conference Co-chair, “SABS, Experts and Preparing a Winning File: A Personal Injury Primer”, Young Lawyers’ Division (East), Ontario Bar Association, Ottawa, May 25, 2011.

Conference Co-chair, “Building Your Practice: Rainmaker in the Making!”, Young Lawyers’ Division (East), Ontario Bar Association, Ottawa, January 27, 2010.

Conference Co-chair, “Defamation, Responsible Journalism and the Impact of the Cusson and Grant Decisions”, Young Lawyers’ Division (East), Ontario Bar Association, Ottawa, February 10, 2010.

Speaker with Ronald F. Caza, «Cross-Examination in Courts and Tribunals ». Newfoundland Continuing Legal Education Advocacy Skills Training Workshop, St-Johns, Newfoundland, October 2010.

Conference Co-chair, “Administrative Law: Post-Dunsmuir and More!”, Young Lawyers’ Division (East), Ontario Bar Association, Ottawa, May 27, 2009.

Conference Co-chair, “De-Mystifying Solicitor-Client Assessments: What They Never Taught You in Law School”, Ontario Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Division (East), Ottawa, March 11, 2009.

Conference Co-chair, “Droit du travail et droit de l’emploi – Les développements récents et leur impact sur la gestion d’un dossier”, Ontario Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Division (East), Ottawa, September 10, 2008.

Speaker, “Negligence Act and Third Party Claims”, Civil Litigation Updated 2003, County of Carleton Law Association, Montebello, 2003.