Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

June 14, 2007 14:52 ET

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: Law Society to Present Honorary Doctorates at Toronto Call to the Bar Ceremonies

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 14, 2007) - The Law Society of Upper Canada will present two degrees of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LL.D.), to two distinguished members of the profession: Barbara L. Jackman, LL.D.; and The Honourable Archie Campbell, LL.D. (posthumously), at ceremonies to welcome more than 800 of the province's 1,121 new lawyers at Roy Thompson Hall on June 18 and 19.

Every year, as part of its Call to the Bar ceremonies, the Law Society awards honorary doctorates to distinguished persons who exemplify the values held in esteem by the legal profession. The honours will be presented by Law Society Treasurer Gavin MacKenzie.

Barbara L. Jackman specializes in areas of immigration and refugee law. Throughout her career, she has shown a commitment to the highest ideals of the legal profession. She has been counsel for the party or an intervener for a number of important cases, and has been involved in many international human rights activities. She will serve as keynote speaker at the two Call ceremonies on June 18.

The Honourable Justice Archie Campbell was a judge for the Supreme Court of Ontario and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice from 1986 to the time of his death in April 2007. A renowned and highly respected jurist, he is fondly remembered for his devotion, skill and compassion.

The Honourable R. Roy McMurtry, former Chief Justice of Ontario, will confer the citation in honour and memory of Justice Campbell, on June 19. Toronto Lawyer Douglas Hunt, who worked with Justice Campbell on the SARS Inquiry, will deliver the keynote address.

When: Monday, June 18, 2007
9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
9 a.m.

Where: Roy Thompson Hall
60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, Ontario

The Law Society governs legal service providers in the public interest by ensuring that the people of Ontario are served by lawyers and paralegals who meet high standards of learning, competence and professional conduct, and by upholding the independence, integrity and honour of the legal professions for the purpose of advancing the cause of justice and the rule of law.

Please note: Upon arrival, please check in at the media desk in the front foyer. On-site interviews and photos may be arranged in advance. Please confirm your attendance in advance, if possible.

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