Before earning his Juris Doctor in 2012, Evan Clemence was recipient of the University of Toronto’s Anne Marjorie Beer Scholarship and the High North Scholarship allowing him to pursue legal studies in the area of human rights and indigenous peoples’ rights in Tromsø Norway.
Evan now specializes in Family Law, including Child Protection matters, but also has past experience in Criminal Law, having worked as a Per Diem Lawyer with the Durham Crown Attorney’s Office, and handled a number of civil litigation matters prior to focusing his practice on Family Law.
Evan is the chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s Comité des Langues Officielles and was a past member of the Executive with COFRD (Conseil des Organismes Francophones de la Région de Durham) and part of the Executive Committee at the Station Gallery, an art gallery located in Whitby, Ontario. Prior to moving his practice to Toronto, Evan was a member of the Durham Region Law Association’s Best Practices Committee, chaired by Justice Paul Nicholson, where he and other lawyers developed Child Protection policy for the Oshawa Court House.
As he is a supporter of the arts, Evan hosts a jazz radio program on Choq FM, a francophone radio station in Toronto, and plays classical music on the piano in his spare time.