Danica Steadman is the manager of student programs in the Ottawa office of Gowling WLG. She is responsible for the recruitment and management of summer and articling students in the office, which hires approximately 40 students annually.
Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Danica was the program chair of the paralegal and law enforcement foundations programs at Everest College in Ottawa. Her role included overseeing and evaluating faculty and students in the academic programs, ensuring an acceptable rate of student retention, managing accreditation and standards, solving student issues, and planning orientation. While in this position, she became certified as an Inspire facilitator, which enabled her to train faculty members on the effective instruction of adult learners.
Danica also held two other positions at Everest College. For two and a half years, she was the regional program chair of the paralegal program and oversaw faculty in Ottawa and Toronto. While in this role, she received a Parthenon Award for being instrumental in the Law Society of Upper Canada accreditation process. She also served as the paralegal program's lead instructor, a position she held for six years.
Prior to working at the college, Danica worked as an associate at a law firm and gained experience in a range of legal areas, including civil litigation, criminal law, employment law, estates law, family law, insurance law, personal injury law, small claims law, and real estate law.
Danica is fluent in French and English.