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Author Talk with Marie Henein. ‘Nothing But The Truth’

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95 minutes
Marie Henein
Peter Henein
Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA)
95 minutes
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Join us for this special in person event to hear Marie Henein interviewed by Peter Henein about her memoir, NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH, a national bestseller.

An intimate and no-holds-barred memoir by Canada's top defence lawyer, Nothing But the Truth weaves Marie Henein's personal story with her strongly held views on society's most pressing issues, legal and otherwise.

With Nothing But the Truth, Marie Henein, arguably the most sought-after lawyer in the country, has written a memoir that is at once raw, beautiful, and altogether unforgettable. Her story, as an immigrant from a tightknit Egyptian-Lebanese family, demonstrates the value of strong role models--from her mother and grandmother, to her brilliant uncle Sami who died of AIDS. She learned the value of hard work, being true to herself and others, and unapologetically owning it all. Marie Henein shares here her unvarnished view on the ethical and practical implications of being a criminal lawyer, and how the job is misunderstood and even demonized. Ironically, her most successful cases made her a "lightning rod" in some circles, confirming her belief that much of the public's understanding of the justice system is based on popular culture, and social media, and decidedly not the rule of law. As she turns 50 and struggles with the corrosive effect on women of becoming invisible, Marie doubles down on being even more highly visible and opinionated as she deconstructs, among other things, the otherness of the immigrant experience (Where are you really from?), the pros and cons of being a household name in this country, opening her own boutique law firm, and the likes of Martha Stewart and her commoditization of previously unpaid female labour. Nothing But the Truth is refreshingly unconstrained and surprising--a woman at the top of her game in a male-dominated world.


Marie Henein

Ms. Henein is a senior partner at Henein Hutchison LLP recognized in Canadian Lawyer as one of the country’s Top Ten Litigation Boutiques. She has been counsel on numerous high profile cases. Her experience includes a wide range of criminal, regulatory, quasi-criminal and cross border litigation representing individual, corporate and institutional clients both at the trial and appellate level. She acts in an advisory capacity in a range of complex matters. Ms. Henein has frequently argued at all levels of court including the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

She received her LL.B. in 1989 from Osgoode Hall Law School and her Masters in Law from Columbia University in 1991. Ms. Henein is the Past President of The Advocates' Society, a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute. She is a founder of the Ontario Court of Appeal's Appellate Pro Bono Program, a program that provides free appellate services to unrepresented individuals at the Court of Appeal. Ms. Henein has lectured extensively throughout the country and is the editor of numerous publications.

Ms. Henein has been repeatedly recognized as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers by Canadian Lawyer Magazine and was the 2013 recipient of the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Laura Legge Award. Most recently in 2017, she was awarded The Law Society Medal.

Peter Henein

Peter Henein represents clients in a wide range of commercial disputes from oppression remedy, private shareholder litigation to fraud and contract claims, all have benefited from Peter’s strong courtroom presence. Manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and specialty insurers in product liability claims and multi-district class actions all rely on Peter’s strategic advice to effectively navigate their disputes and to achieve successful resolutions either through negotiation or in the courts, when necessary.

Peter brings with him significant experience in trademark, copyright and entertainment law disputes in the Federal Court of Canada as well as in the provincial courts of Ontario and British Columbia means that he has the flexibility to effectively represent his clients in all judicial forums.

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