Filip Szadurski, Articling Student
After spending the summer of 2019 with Mann Lawyers LLP, I am thrilled to return and complete my articles with the firm.
Prior to my legal education, I was classically trained as a chef and worked in the culinary arts for over 15 years. During this time, I changed my career trajectory by completing my Social Service Worker Diploma, with Honours. Subsequently, I graduated with High Distinction from the Bachelor of Social Work at Carleton University where I won the University Medal in Social Work and the 180 Honours Research Essay Award for presenting my undergraduate thesis. During this time, I had the pleasure of working within many of Ottawa’s community services. This included: Rideauwood Addictions and Family Services, Options Bytown, Canada Without Poverty, and Carleton University’s Enriched Support Program. I also sat on the Board of Directors for the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre for 3 years.
I graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2020 with a specialization in Labour and Employment Law. While at Osgoode, I was the recipient of the Osgoode Summer Internship Program Award, the Carswell Prize in Administrative Law, and I presented my supervised research essay at the 13th Annual Canadian Law Student Conference. Upon graduation, I also received the Wendy Babcock Social Justice Award. While in law school, I had the honour of gaining experience in multiple community legal clinics. This included work in South Etobicoke Community Legal Services and Parkdale Community Legal Services in the Workers’ Rights Division. I also had the privilege of volunteering in Osgoode’s Community Legal Aid Services Program and the Toronto Workers’ Action Centre.
Now that I have returned home, I plan on continuing my commitment to the Ottawa community in both my legal career and my volunteering. I have recently taken a position on the board of directors for the CrackUp Comedy Festival.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family, frequenting the gym, travelling, and exploring the emerging culinary scene in Ottawa.