Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

June 09, 2008 14:12 ET

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Law Society to present honorary doctorate to Professor Margaret Ogilvie

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 9, 2008) - The Law Society of Upper Canada will present a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LL.D.), to Carleton Law Professor and Chancellor's Professor Margaret Ogilvie, at its Call to the Bar ceremony in Ottawa on June 13. Professor Ogilvie will be recognized for her prominence as a legal scholar, innovative researcher and her contributions to the legal profession - both within Canada and abroad.

The Law Society will call 204 new lawyers to the Ontario Bar (17.6 per cent of whom are Francophone) at the Ottawa ceremony.

Each year, as part of its call ceremony, the Law Society awards an honorary doctorate to a distinguished person who exemplifies the values held in esteem by the legal profession. Law Society Treasurer Gavin MacKenzie will present the honorary LL.D. and Professor Ogilvie will then deliver the keynote address to the new lawyers.

When: Friday, June 13, 2008 9:30 a.m.

Where: The National Arts Centre 53 Elgin Street, at Confederation Square, Ottawa, Ontario

The Law Society of Upper Canada governs the legal professions in Ontario in the public interest by ensuring that its members meet high standards of learning, competence and ethics.

The Law Society has a duty to protect the public interest, to maintain and advance the cause of justice and the rule of law, to facilitate access to justice for the people of Ontario, and to act in a timely, open and efficient manner.

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