Christopher Bird received his B.A. in History from Carleton University in 2000. He then worked as both a freelance film professional and an evening assistant at the Integra Foundation before starting at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2007. Since then, he has pursued a litigation-focused education, concentrating on trial practice and negotiation skills. While at Osgoode, he became Managing Editor of TheCourt.ca, Osgoode Hall’s law blog tasked with covering jurisprudence throughout Canada and across the world, and in charge of a staff of twelve writers and editors. He also worked for one year as a member of The Innocence Project, helping unjustly convicted criminals attempt to overturn their sentences. After finishing at Osgoode, he completed his articles at a respected firm where he worked in the areas of family law, individual employment law and general civil litigation. He was called to the bar in September of 2011.
In addition to his ongoing legal career, Christopher is a freelance journalist and writer. Since 2005, he has been a contributor to Torontoist, Toronto’s most prestigious city-themed blog and the first digital-only publication in Canada to win a National Magazine Award. In addition to being Torontoist’s TV critic, he has also written about the Toronto G20 summit, analyzed election results, and written obituaries for Mark Dailey, Elwy Yost and Jack Layton. He also maintains his own personal blog, Mightygodking, about comic books, pop culture, humour and politics; it has approximately 50,000 unique visitors per month.
Christopher is also a cyclist, a swimmer, a board game aficionado, and a film buff, and he makes an excellent key lime pie.