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Meet Sarah E. Martens

Privacy, Data and Information Security Lawyer
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Professional Highlights

Sarah Martens is a partner at Lerners LLP, with over seven years of experience in advising clients and addressing their legal challenges, including privacy issues. Her practice focuses on assisting clients with managing privacy breaches, privacy complaints, and adjudication and associated issues involving the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario and other regulatory bodies. Sarah also practices in the area of professional regulation, health law, and commercial litigation.

  • Chair, St. Joseph’s Hospice, Hike for Hospice Committee (2019-2020)
  • Member, St. Joseph’s Hospice, Hike for Hospice Committee (2017-2018)
  • Member, St. Joseph’s Hospice, Bites & Bubbles Committee (2020-present)
  • Member, St. Joseph’s Hospice, Four Elements for Hospice Committee (2016-2020)
  • Member, Red Shoe Society (2012-present)

  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of medical negligence
  • Dean’s Honour List – First and third year law (2010/2012)
  • Law Society of Upper Canada Award for outstanding achievement in legal studies (2012)
  • Brown & Korte Barristers Scholarship in Insurance Law (2012)
  • Scotiabank Scholarship in Trusts (2011)
  • Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt – Rand Entrance Scholarship (2009)

  • Panelist, “Overcoming roadblocks: What to do if you get into trouble”, CMPA Resident Symposia, McMaster University, February 25-26, 2020
  • Presenter, “Impact of Clinical Guidelines on Clinical Practice from a CPSO/Civil Liability perspective”, Clinical Day in Ophthalmology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, April 28, 2017
  • Co-Author, “Stretching the Limits of Statutory Interpretation: The implications of College of Nurses of Ontario v Mark Dumchin on the jurisdiction of regulated health colleges over former members”, Ontario Bar Association, June 24, 2016
  • Presenter, “Research and Writing”, Excelling at Articles and the Law Practice Program, Ontario Bar Association, August 27, 2014

  • Partner, Lerners LLP (2019-present)
  • Associate Lawyer, Lerners LLP (2013-2019)
  • Articling Student, Lerners LLP (2012-2013)
  • Summer Student, Lerners LLP (2011)

  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Middlesex Law Association

  • Osgoode Law, Certificate in Health Law (2020)
  • Osgoode Law, Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop (2016)
  • Admitted to Ontario Bar (2013)
  • Juris Doctor, University of Western Ontario (2012)
  • Honours Bachelor of Arts (Major in Political Science, Minor in Philosophy), University of Western Ontario (2009)

Outside of the office, Sarah enjoys cardio kickboxing, volleyball, and travelling.