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Sarah Armstrong is a Vice Chair of Fasken Martineau's Ontario Litigation Department and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Arbitration Practice Group. While a summer student at Faskens, Sarah took part in an eight week IHRP internship to Interights, an international human rights law advocacy organization based in London, England.
Sarah is an experienced advocate whose litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution practice focusses on complex commercial and contractual disputes and class actions. Sarah has courtroom advocacy experience at both the trial and appellate levels, having acted as lead counsel and co-counsel in a range of matters before all levels of court in Ontario and before arbitration panels.
Sarah also has experience in administrative law matters, including professional discipline. Sarah currently serves as independent legal counsel to the Discipline and Fitness to Practice Committees of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and Sarah previously acted as legal counsel to the Chiropractic Review Committee of the College of Chiropractors of Ontario.
Sarah has been an active volunteer with Pro Bono Ontario’s Education Law Project for over 10 years. In this capacity, Sarah regularly represents the interests of primary and secondary school students who encounter legal issues within the education system, including issues relating to special education and discipline.
Sarah is a member of the Board of Directors of the Advocates’ Society and is a frequent speaker and skills instructor on a wide range of topics related to litigation and advocacy.
Sarah is also a member of Faskens’ Ontario Professional Development Committee which is responsible for managing all aspects of the firm’s associate program and associate development from first year through admission to partnership.