Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

June 16, 2008 11:47 ET

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity-Law Society to present honorary doctorates at Toronto Call to the Bar ceremonies

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 16, 2008) - The Law Society of Upper Canada will present degrees of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LL.D.), to two distinguished members of the profession: the Honourable Justice Frank N. Marrocco and the Honourable Vibert A. Lampkin at ceremonies to welcome new lawyers to the profession at Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto on June 19 and 20.

Justice Marrocco will be recognized for his distinguished legal career and his many contributions to the profession. Former Justice Lampkin will be recognized for his service to the judiciary, the legal profession and the wider community in Canada - as well as in his native country, Guyana.

The Law Society will call more than 870 new lawyers to the Ontario Bar at the three Toronto ceremonies.

As part of its Call ceremonies, the Law Society awards honorary doctorates each year to distinguished people who exemplify the values held in esteem by the legal profession. Law Society Treasurer Gavin MacKenzie will present the honorary doctorates to both recipients. Justice Marrocco will receive his LL.D. on June 19 and will then deliver the keynote address to new lawyers attending the morning and afternoon ceremonies. Mr. Lampkin will receive his LL.D. on June 20 and then deliver the keynote address at that ceremony.

When: Thursday, June 19, 2008 (2 Call Ceremonies) 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Friday, June 20, 2008 9 a.m.

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

The Law Society of Upper Canada governs the legal profession 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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