Paula Boutis

Of Counsel - Toronto


Environmental Law; Municipal Law; Litigation; Academia

P: 416-802-3118 ⋅ F: 416-362-2610 ⋅ paula.boutis@siskinds.com

Called to the Bar in 2001

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About Paula

Since starting her practice in 2001, Paula has combined her Masters of Biology with her specialization in environmental law from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University to provide her clients with top notch environmental legal advice. She has serviced corporate, non-profit and municipal clients, giving her a diverse perspective on the complex environmental issues that our laws and policies seek to address.

Paula has provided opinions on a variety of environmental legal issues, ranging from municipal by-law powers to obligations under various environmental statutes. As a litigator, she has practiced before various administrative tribunals, in the provincial and superior courts, and at all appellate level courts including the Supreme Court of Canada.

In 2013, Paula joined the faculty at Centennial College, where she taught the Environmental Legislation & Regulation course to students enrolled in the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science. Since then, Paula has been guest lecturer at the faculty. In her spare time, Paula enjoys the outdoors with her family and friends, and volunteers her time to environmentally- or socially-minded organizations.

Education

McGill University, Master of Science (Genetics)

Schulich School of Law, LLP (Specialization in Environmental Law)

"The practice of environmental law requires knowledge of a maze of regulatory requirements and a firm grasp of current legal decisions affecting environmental issues. The area is in a constant state of flux, with regulatory reform proposals happening regularly."

— Paula Boutis

Phone Number 416-802-3118