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Day of the Endangered Lawyer

January 24, 2022, 5:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Day of the Endangered Lawyer

Please join the Law Society of Ontario along with its partners, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and Human Rights Watch, in marking the Day of the Endangered Lawyer.

Each year, members of the international legal community come together through the Day of the Endangered Lawyer Foundation to honour the courage and commitment of lawyers in promoting human rights and upholding the rule of law. Our 2022 Day of the Endangered Lawyer programming will examine the plight of legal professionals and human rights defenders in Colombia, and other countries around the world.

Speakers include:

  • Teresa Donnelly, Treasurer, Law Society of Ontario
  • Catherine Morris, Executive Director, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada
  • Dennis Kwok, Former Member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, Ash Centre, Distinguished Scholar, Georgetown University
  • Payam Akhavan, Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague, Special Advisor on Genocide, Prosecutor’s Office, The International Criminal Court, Senior Fellow, Massey College, University of Toronto, and Senior Fellow, Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights
  • Yessika Hoyos Morales, Lawyer, José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective, Colombia
  • Manny Maung, Myanmar Researcher, Asia Division, Human Rights Watch
  • Heather Neun, Board Member and Colombia Monitor, Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada
  • Tanya Walker, Bencher & Co-Chair, Human Rights Monitoring Group, Law Society of Ontario
  • Julian Falconer, Bencher & Co-Chair, Human Rights Monitoring Group, Law Society of Ontario


Please note: This program has been accredited for 1 hour and 45 minutes of Professionalism Content

This virtual program is scheduled to take place on Monday, January 24, from 5 to 6:45 p.m. ET.  

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