Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Jacob Legault has been working at Bayne Sellar Ertel Carter since 2013. He started as a student in 2013 and completed his articles with the firm in 2016. He has been practicing in both French and English as a criminal defense lawyer since his call to the bar in 2016. Jacob has experience in a variety of criminal and quasi-criminal matters, including impaired driving, assault, sexual assault, forcible confinement, trafficking and firearm offences. Jacob has experience in various levels of Court, including the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice (Judge alone and Jury trials). Since 2018, Jacob has been a Junior Director of the Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa.
Jacob Legault travaille chez Bayne Sellar Ertel Carter depuis 2013 à titre d’étudiant universitaire. Il a terminé son stage comme étudiant de cléricature avec le cabinet en juin 2016, lors de son admission au Barreau du Haut-Canada. Il pratique maintenant en français et en anglais en tant qu’avocat de la défense. Jacob pratique dans plusieurs types de dossiers criminels et quasi criminels, y compris des accusations de conduite avec les facultés affaiblies, voies de fait, agressions sexuelles, séquestration, le trafic de drogues et les cas d’armes à feu. Jacob a l’expérience dans la Cour de justice de l’Ontario et la Cour supérieure de justice, avec et sans jury. Depuis 2018, Jacob est un directeur junior du « Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa ».
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Areas of Practice
- Criminal Defense
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