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DiPonio Tess

Tess DiPonio

Director, Law Clerk Programs

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Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.597.5922
Fax:   416.979.1234

Tess DiPonio is the Director, Law Clerk Programs at Goodmans.  Tess is responsible for the recruitment, training and development, and performance management of the firm’s Land Use Planners and Law Clerks in all practice areas.  She assists with the ongoing review and development of practices and policies to enhance paraprofessional support services delivered to lawyers and clients, and works closely with team members and practice group leaders on the communication plan and implementation of practice-related changes to respond to legislative developments, particularly in the area of corporate and securities law.  Tess also collaborates with the firm’s Knowledge Management team with respect to the adoption and integration of new legal technologies that impact the delivery of law clerk services.  In addition to her primary role as Director, Law Clerk Programs, Tess has supported other areas of the firm from time to time, including providing oversight to the firm’s Pitches and Proposals team, and working closely with firm’s Chair on special projects.

Prior to joining Goodmans, Tess practiced civil and commercial litigation with a national law firm, which included a secondment to the Investment Dealers’ Association as Discipline Counsel.

Tess completed her B.A. and LL.B. at the University of Toronto and was called to the Bar in 1994.  She is a member of the International Practice Management Association, and has served on the Boards of The Conference of Independent Schools (Ontario) and The Torch Educational Foundation.