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Butter Torts: A Truly Canadian Legal Podcast

Aug 7, 2020

Brenda Agnew, your host, has the pleasure to be accompanied by Jan Marin, one of the lawyers of the Gluckstein family. Jan received her Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Development Studies from Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario in 2005 and her J.D. from Western’s Law School in 2009. While attending law school, Jan volunteered with the school’s Community Legal Clinic and Pro-Bono Students Canada. She also participated in an international exchange program at ESADE in Barcelona where she studied both International and European Union law. Jan was called to the bar in June 2010.


In today’s episode, Jan openly shares her passion regarding international law and her experience being a woman in the legal world. Jan explains in simple terms what medical malpractice is, including the challenges and complications in identifying a possible case of medical negligence. Jan leads the audience along the complex road of accompanying a family in claiming financial compensation for the losses they suffered and will have to cope with in the future, as a result of the damage done by medical negligence.


Key Takeaways:

[1:41] What led Jan to become a lawyer?

[3:35] Jan shares how she became a member of Gluckstein Lawyers.

[6:36] What is it like to be a woman in the legal world?

[10:47] Jan talks about the cases when the clients prefer a female lawyer and other times, when a female lawyer can be underestimated.

[12:35] Jan shares her expertise in medical malpractice.

[15:21] What is medical negligence/malpractice?

[17:45] Jan shares an example of medical malpractice.

[22:52] Once the malpractice is identified, what is the next step?

[31:03] What to do if you are concerned about your medical care?

[32:44] You are always entitled to a second opinion, ask questions, and look at your own records.

[35:33] Jan’s favorite part about practicing law: learning new things and getting to know the why.

[36:48] Jan’s least favorite part about being a lawyer: not being able to get fast to the heart of the matter.

[38:26] Jan shares a memorable case.

[44:13] The struggle to separate the emotional aspect from facts.

[45:26] Jan talks about the awful moment when telling clients that they don’t have a case.

[52:05] Rapid fire questions.


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