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Academic Qualifications

  • 2020 – Law Society of Ontario
    Certified Specialist in the Area of Health Law
  • 2011 – Law Society of Ontario
    Barrister & Solicitor
  • 2010 – Canadian Institute of Christian Counselors, conferred by The Evangelical Order of Pastoral Counselors of America
    Ph. D in Pastoral Counseling (HON)
  • 2010 – The Evangelical Order of Pastoral Counselors of America
    Certified Psychotherapist and Counselor
  • 2009 – Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s National Committee on Accreditation (NCA)
  • 2003 – Crisis Prevention Institute
    Certified Non-Violent Crisis Intervention/Prevention Instructor
  • 1995 – 1997 Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
    Master of Laws (LL.M)
  • 1984 – 1985 Nigerian Law School
    Barrister & Solicitor
  • 1979 – 1984 Obafemi Awolowo University Ile – Ife (former University of Ife)
    Bachelor of Laws (LL. B)

Employment History

  • 2019 to Present: CEO Tayo Dada Coaching
  • 2011 to Present: Managing Solicitor Eyitayo F. Dada Law Professional Corporation
  • 2000 to Present: Director Amelie House and St Francis Residence (shelter for women/boarding home)
  • 2000 to 2002: Residential Counsellor Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter
  • 2000 to 2002: Residential Counsellor Stop 86 YWCA
  • 1989 to 1999: Principal Partner in the Firm M.O. Awoyemi & CO. Solicitors Advocates and Legal Consultants.
  • 1988 to 1989: Senior Legal officer in the firm of P.E.S. Ideh & Co
  • 1986 to 1988: Legal Officer in the firm of Dr. Mudiaga Odje Senior Advocate of Nigeria (Equiv. Queens Counsel)

Professional Affiliations

  • 2013: Member Canadian Association of Nigerian Lawyers
  • 2013: Member Mental Health Legal Committee
  • 2011: Member Law Society of Upper Canada
  • 2011: Member Ontario Bar Association
  • 2011 to present: Member Canadian Bar Association
  • 2003 to present: Member Institute of Non-Violent Crisis intervention
  • 2009 to present: Member Canadian Institute of Christian Counselors
  • 1985 to present: Member Nigerian Bar Association
  • 1985 to 1999: Member International Federation of Women Lawyers.

Major achievements and contributions

  • 2020: Recognized as a Certified Specialist in Health Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • 2013 to Date: Developed and Delivered Continuing Professional Development programs approved by The Law Society of Upper Canada to Lawyers in Ontario topics including but not limited to:
    • Fundamentals of Practice Before the Consent and Capacity Board
    • Ethics and Professional Responsibilities in Real Estate Transactions
    • Professional Ethics – COVID 19 and Practice Management Guidelines
    • Dealing with Stress and Maintaining Your Mental Health During COVID 19
  • 2013 to Present: Founding Vice President and current President Canadian Association of Nigerian Lawyers
  • 2013 to Present Editor CANL HUB a magazine of the Canadian Association of Nigerian lawyers