Roselyn Kelada-Sedra

Roselyn Kelada-Sedra

Roselyn Kelada-Sedra

Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone:
888-541-7868
Fax:
416-361-9443
Email:

Roselyn Kelada-Sedra focuses on understanding and addressing the needs of the whole person. Using her prior experience in journalism, she provides research and drafting for criminal and civil litigation matters. Her work has been published in legal publications, as well as many media outlets in print and online. Furthermore, she has won international awards for online news content and writing.

From personal experience in the entertainment industry, Roselyn knows the realities of working in theatre, film and television. Artists can come to Roselyn and feel secure, that she understands their needs and the world in which they work. Click Here to learn more about her work as an artist.

Prior to joining Sabsay Lawyers, Roselyn articled at Cohen Sabsay LLP, where she gained courtroom experience and advocacy skills. This foundation gave her the context to draft contracts that avoid problems down the road.

When she’s not working or globe-trotting, Roselyn dedicates her time to building community between legal professionals in the entertainment industry. As an executive member of the Ontario Bar Association, Entertainment, Media and Communication Law Section, she helps to develop programs for entertainment legal professionals across Canada.

Roselyn earned her Juris Doctor degree at Osgoode Hall Law School. There, in collaboration with Mixed Company Theatre, Roselyn pioneered a new model of mediation, using theatre games to facilitate holistic communication between disputants. She presented this endeavour at the prestigious Osgoode Hall Law Journal J.D. Research Symposium.

Areas of Practice

  • Entertainment Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Defence

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • Juris Doctor - 2016
    • Intellectual Property (Intensive 2014)
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution (Intensive 2013-2014)
  • Houghton College
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude
    • Major: History
    • Major: English Literature
  • Humber College
    • Concentration: Journalism
    • Diploma, With Honours

Published Works (Selected Titles)

Honours and Awards

  • Russell Nelles Starr, Q.C. Memorial Award: Academic Excellence in Civil Litigation & Contract Law
  • Columbia Media Scholastics: Gold Circle for Secondary News Coverage and Bronze Circle for Online Video Content
  • Business Information Group: Magazine Writing Award
  • Certificate of Achievement: Interpersonal Mediation training completion
    St. Stephen’s Community House – 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of Upper Canada and Canadian Bar Association, Member
  • Ontario Bar Association, Entertainment, Media and Communication Law Section, Executive Member