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Interlaw Appoints New Global Chair of its NextGeneration Lawyers Group

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Jocelyn M. Bellerud, a shareholder at Interlaw’s partner firm in British Columbia, Canada, Owen Bird Law Corporation, has been appointed global chair of the network’s NextGeneration Lawyers Group. 

As part of the move, Jocelyn, who practices in the areas of corporate and commercial law, succession planning for family businesses, mergers and acquisitions, charitable giving and trust and estate planning, also takes a seat on Interlaw’s board of directors. 

Jocelyn has been actively involved in Interlaw’s NextGeneration Group for a number of years, regularly participating in meetings, training and presentations with colleagues from around the globe. She also continues to serve as co-chair of the network’s North American M&A Special Business Team. 

Commenting on the news, Glenn Cunningham, chair of Interlaw, says: 

“Jocelyn is a multi-talented practitioner who has already done much great work with our NextGeneration Group in North America, so we’re delighted to see her stepping into the global chair role. She takes on the position when meeting and understanding the evolving needs of the next generation of lawyers couldn’t be more important and we’re very much looking forward to having her expertise and insights on the organization's board.” 

Interlaw’s NextGeneration Group is a special network designed for the future leaders of its partner firms, which was established to develop best in class next generation international lawyers, who will continue to deliver the high-quality service clients expect from the network.