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Butter Torts: A Truly Canadian Legal Podcast

Jul 23, 2021

Brenda Agnew and Jordan Assaraf, your hosts, welcome you to another episode of Butter Torts: A Truly Canadian Legal Podcast. They are accompanied by Barb Andrews to today’s episode. Barb has been with Gluckstein Lawyers since 2001 working within the accident benefits department advocating for client’s benefits. Barb has 18 years of experience administering Personal Injury claims. She is a licensed paralegal with the Law Society of Ontario.

In September 2015, Barb was honored with the OTLA Distinguished Law Clerk Award which is awarded to a senior law clerk who has consistently exemplified the mission of the organization.

Barb is involved in various volunteer programs with the Native Canadian community and also conducts motivational seminars and speeches. In 2018, Barb was the recipient of the Hilda Goulding Award.

Barb is presently attending Ryerson University on a part-time basis within the Occupational Health and Safety Management Degree Program. She graduated from the University of Toronto, Theology Degree Program in 2012 and is an ordained Minister.


Key Takeaways:

[2:30] Barb is an amazing cook and she shares some of her expertise in this field with the audience.

[3:33] Barb got a beautiful rescue dog named Sweet Pea and she talks about the current state of dogs, cats, and bunnies that are waiting for adoption.

[9:36] How did Barb get to Gluckstein?

[16:55] Barb talks about what full-circle care is about sharing the story of a client who needed company in his last days of life.

[23:40] What is the role of a Law Clerk?

[27:20] Get to know your client!

[31:00] The whole team is needed to provide full-circle care for clients.

[33:03] Barb talks about her involvement in the works with the communities.

[37:20] Barb rides a motorcycle and she shares her passion with the audience.

[41:07] Barb is also a member of a sailing club (even though she doesn’t sail, gets seasick, and does not own a boat).

[41:57] Barb is a minister, and she shares where this passion comes from.

[45:20] Barb shares her love for country life.

[45:52] Barb talks about her work as a bodyguard for about 20 years.

[50:45] Barb explains why she embraces diversity as she does.

[54:05] “This or that” questions.

[58:36] Barb shares her favorite recipe.


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