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Education
University of Toronto Faculty of Law, J.D., 2016
McGill University, B.A., 2012
Bar Admissions
2017 (Ontario)

Ben Lerer

Ben is an associate at Rueters. He is building a broad civil and commercial litigation practice, with a focus on civil appeals, commercial disputes, and regulatory proceedings.

Before joining Rueters, Ben served as a law clerk to the Honourable Justice Clément Gascon at the Supreme Court of Canada, working on a wide variety of criminal, regulatory, administrative, civil, and commercial cases. Before that, he worked as a law clerk for Associate Chief Justice Alexandra Hoy, Justice David Doherty, and Justice Harry LaForme at the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

Ben holds a J.D. from the University of Toronto and a B.A. (Hons.) from McGill University. He graduated from both programs with distinction. While at law school, Ben represented clients charged with crimes before the Ontario Court of Justice, and represented tenants facing eviction in front of the Landlord and Tenant Board of Ontario. He also spent a semester working for judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

Ben is actively involved in pro bono initiatives. He volunteers with Pro Bono Ontario, providing free legal advice and representation to clients at the Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario. He also volunteers his time with Toronto’s Downtown Legal Services Clinic, where he represents clients charged with criminal offences.

Ben is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, the Advocates Society, and the Toronto Lawyers’ Association.

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416-869-2208

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Selected Publications

  • Tort Liability for Public Authorities: A Public Law Approach