Rebecca Porter Associate

Speaks:  English, French

Year of Call: 2018 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 613-786-0050

Fax: +1 613-563-9869


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Primary office:  Ottawa

Rebecca Porter

Rebecca Porter is an associate in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office with the Advocacy Group. Her practice focuses on health law and medical defence, including acting as counsel to the Canadian Medical Protective Association. She also summered and articled at Gowling WLG.

Rebecca completed her JD in the French Common law program at the University of Ottawa. Throughout her studies, she held several teaching and research assistant positions and was a student mentor. Rebecca also participated in the 2016 Laskin Moot and completed internships for various organizations such as the Collaborative Justice Program, the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic, the Department of Justice, Pro Bono Law Help Ontario, and the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office in South Africa.

In 2019, Rebecca was a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa, teaching a course on lawyers' ethics and professional responsibility. She remains active in the legal community as a mentor, as well as a judge for moot court competitions.

Rebecca practices law in French and English. She is member of the Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario (AJEFO) and the Canadian Bar Association.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2023

  • 2022

  • 2018

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2017

    • Education
      University of Ottawa, JD, French Common Law (Magna Cum Laude)
  • 2016

    • Rankings & Awards
      Vincent Dagenais Gibson s.r.l. Prize awarded for highest grade in civil procedure
  • 2015

    • Rankings & Awards
      John A. Kavanagh Memorial Prize awarded for obtaining the highest grade in a first year course (criminal law)
    • Rankings & Awards
      LeBreton-Holmes Memorial Scholarship awarded for community involvement (in the field of criminal justice)
    • Rankings & Awards
      Norton Rose Fulbright Scholarship awarded for team spirit and academic excellence
  • 2014

    • Rankings & Awards
      Emond Harnden Entrance Scholarship awarded for academic excellence
    • Education
      University of Ottawa, BA (magna cum laude), Criminology


  • Association des juristes d'expression française de l'Ontario (AJEFO)
  • Canadian Bar Association