Senior General Counsel
Julie Wellington was appointed Senior General Counsel of the
IRB Legal Services in May 2021. Previously, Ms. Wellington served as Director and General Counsel at Justice Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Legal Services, where her main client was the Canadian Coast Guard. Prior to that, she spent almost 20 years in the Constitutional, Administrative and International Law Section at Justice Canada, where she practiced mainly in administrative law and constitutional law. In addition to her practice, she was an instructor for a number of professional development courses, including the Basic Principles of Administrative Law, Liability of the Crown, Crown Immunity and Solicitor-Client Privilege in the Government Context. She held several senior roles, including Deputy Director General and General Counsel and Acting Director General and Senior General Counsel. She began her career at Justice Canada in the Competition Law Division, providing advisory and litigation services.
Ms. Wellington is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (B. Comm) and a Bachelor of Laws Degree (L.L.B) from the University of Ottawa.