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Kelli Day is a civil litigation lawyer at Black & Associates. In her practice, Kelli finds motivation in the constant challenges posed by the civil litigation process. Her central goal is to tackle these challenges in a practical, efficient, and strategically robust manner in order to achieve the best available result for her clients.


Called to the Bar of Ontario in 2018, Kelli maintains a diverse commercial litigation practice, providing litigation advice to both individuals and businesses. Kelli is in court on a regular basis and has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Court of Appeal for Ontario, Federal Court, Divisional Court, and Small Claims Court. 


Prior to joining Black & Associates, Kelli practiced at a mid-size Ottawa firm where she gained experience representing individual and corporate clients in the areas of creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and insolvency, real estate litigation, and various types of commercial disputes.


In addition to diligently representing her clients both in and outside of court, Kelli is also an active member of various professional organizations, including the County of Carleton Law Association (“CCLA”) and Ottawa’s very own Advocacy Club. In November of 2019, Kelli was a speaker on the CCLA’s “Six Under Six” panel at the 39th Annual Civil Litigation Conference. Since becoming involved in the Advocacy Club in 2017, Kelli has regularly assisted in the organization of several seminars and events aimed at providing specialized advocacy training and networking opportunities to Ottawa’s articling students and junior lawyers.

Alongside a skilled and passionate team of Ottawa lawyers and law students, Kelli assisted in co-founding the Ottawa Pro Bono Employment Clinic in response to the job loss and other employment law issues flowing from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020. Since then, the Clinic has provided hundreds of hours of pro bono legal services. With the support of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law and the continued dedication of local volunteer lawyers, the Clinic operates each summer between June and August and is projected to be up and running once again as of June 2024.


Originally from Mississauga, Ontario, Kelli moved to Ottawa in 2011 to complete an honours degree in Law and Legal Studies with a minor in Political Science at Carleton University, after which she moved to Windsor, Ontario to obtain her law degree. Following her graduation from law school, Kelli returned to her favourite city Ottawa, which has now become her permanent home.

Outside of the world of law, Kelli splits her time between travelling to see her favourite bands, watching and playing hockey, and spending as much time as possible with her family.



  • Call to the Bar, Ontario (2018)

  • JD, University of Windsor (2017)

  • BA (Hons), Law & Legal Studies and Political Science (2014)


  • 2023 – Emerging Leader Award, Federation of Ontario Law Associations - awarded to a recently-called licensee of the Law Society of Ontario who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and made exemplary contributions to their county or district law association.


  • 2017 – “Taking Evidence Before Trial”, co-author with Rob De Toni, 37th Annual Civil Litigation Conference: 2017 CanLIIDocs 3821,

  • 2018 – “Advocacy Club Annual Retreat: Great Expectations”, Moderator.

  • 2019 - "Six Under Six", 39th Annual Civil Litigation Conference, Speaker.

  • 2019 – “Naming to Discover: Sataur v Starbucks, 2017 ONCA 1017”, 39th Annual Civil Litigation Conference: 2019 CanLIIDocs 3832,

  • 2019 – “Condominium Culture Shock”, Condo Contact Magazine.

  • 2019 –"Dysfunctionality? Paradise? Where Do You Fall in the Spectrum", Canadian Condominium Institute, Speaker.

  • 2020 – “Advanced Advocacy Club Training Session: Small Claims Court Settlement Conferences”, Moderator.

  • 2021 – “Guide to Succeeding in a Law Firm", University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Speaker.

  • 2021 – “Bankruptcy: Understanding the Process and Resources to Support Clients", Connecting Ottawa, Speaker.

  • 2022 – “Guide to Succeeding in a Law Firm", University of Ottawa Faculty of Law & Lakehead University Faculty of Law, Speaker.

  • 2023 – “Advocacy Club Guide to Business Development", Moderator.

  • 2023 – "Finding a Lawyer and Working with Your Lawyer", Reach & CNIB, Speaker.


  • Advocacy Club

    • CPD Coordinator

    • Social Committee

    • Law School Outreach Coordinator​

  •  Ottawa Pro Bono Employment Law Clinic 

    • Vice President (April 2022-Present)

    • Co-Founder and Volunteer Lawyer​ (May 2020-Present)

    • Clinic Director (May-September 2020)

  • County of Carleton Law Association

    • Board of Trustees

    • New Lawyers & Students Summit Committee

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