Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

June 17, 2009 11:00 ET

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: Trail-Blazing Superior Court Judge to Receive Honorary Doctorate

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 17, 2009) - On June 19, Madame Justice Frances Kiteley will be recognized for making women's issues a Law Society priority and for her important contributions to the administration of law in Ontario.

The Superior Court judge will receive a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LL.D), from The Law Society of Upper Canada at its Call to the Bar ceremony. The Call is one of three being held in Toronto to welcome new lawyers to the profession.

As part of its Call ceremonies each year, the Law Society awards honorary doctorates to distinguished people in recognition of outstanding achievements in the legal profession, the rule of law or the cause of justice. Recipients serve as inspirational keynote speakers for the graduating classes as they begin their careers.

Law Society Treasurer W. A. Derry Millar will present the honorary doctorate to Madame Justice Kiteley, who will then deliver the keynote address.

Approximately 300 new lawyers will be called to the Ontario Bar on June 19. More than 1,200 new lawyers will be called at the five Call to the Bar ceremonies being held throughout Ontario this month.

When: Friday, June 19, 2009
9 a.m.

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

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