Josh Boutin

What Kind of Work do you do at Hemminger Law Group Westshore?

I am a summer student here, and I run the reception desk and do legal research.


If there is one lesson you learned as a young person that you would like to pass on to others, what would that be?

I learned that your reputation is one of your most important assets in life. A bad reputation will follow you everywhere, and a good reputation will help you move forward in pretty much anything you do.


What is your home town?

I was born and raised in Nanaimo, but my dad has worked in Langford for the last 7 years, so it has been a second home for me.


What do you love most about Langford and the Westshore?

I love that I’m walking distance from work, but also that I’m close to so many hiking trails.


Where are your top 3 favourite places and how come?

1. Blueback Beach in Nanaimo – I grew up walking distance from it, and I have a lot of childhood memories from there.

2. Rome – the history there is incredible, and so is the food and culture. I have visited there three times so far, and I hope that I’m able to go back soon.

3. Any hockey rink – I have spent a majority of my life playing hockey, and I always feel at home in a rink.


Outside of the legal profession, what is your passion?

My passion is hockey. I have played since I was five years old (I’m a goalie), and I also referee and coach, not to mention watching hockey. During the winter, if I’m not doing school work, I’m likely doing something hockey related.


How do you deliver your more as a part of the more than your ordinary law firm family?

As a student working here, I am still learning about the law and what it takes to be a lawyer, and I believe that this gives me a different perspective as I interact with clients. Moving forward, this experience will allow me to deliver more for my future clients.


Other things about Josh:

I obtained my BA in History from Vancouver Island University in 2018, and I am now studying law at the University of Ottawa.  I have enjoyed exploring everything Ottawa has to offer, including seeing Parliament Hill, the Supreme Court, and skating on the Rideau Canal.

I joined Hemminger Law Group Westshore the summer after completing my first year at uOttawa.