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Kara Smith is counsel in the Litigation Group in Toronto. She maintains a general litigation practice, with an emphasis on professional negligence, health law, administrative law and privacy.

Ms. Smith is involved in medical defence work on behalf of the Canadian Medical Protective Association in both civil and disciplinary contexts. She has represented physicians before the courts, the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario, and the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board.

Ms. Smith regularly advises clients with respect to dealing with privacy law breaches, access rights and access to information requests, including representing affected parties before the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.

Ms. Smith obtained her Honours B.A. (first class standing) in Economics and Political Science from Lakehead University in 2006 and was the recipient of the President’s Graduation Award. She received her J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2009 and received recognition for her leadership and public service, including the Dean’s Gold Key Award and Student Honour Award.

Ms. Smith was called to the Ontario bar in 2010. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Ontario Bar Association. She is also actively involved in several charitable organizations and is a member of the Board of Directors of the East Toronto Community Legal Services.

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McCarthy Tétrault delivers integrated business law, tax, real property, labour and employment, and litigation services nationally and globally through offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montréal, Québec City, as well as in New York City and and London, UK.