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Law Society presents honorary LLD to renowned expert in advocacy and leader in judicial education: The Honourable John I. Laskin

November 22, 2021

TORONTO, ON — At the November 26, 2021 Convocation meeting the Law Society will present a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) to the Honourable John I. Laskin, a renowned expert in advocacy and a leader in judicial education.

The Law Society awards honorary doctorates each year to distinguished individuals in recognition of outstanding achievements in the legal profession, the rule of law or the cause of justice.

Mr. Laskin was called to the Bar in 1971. He practised civil and public law. He was the head of the litigation department at Davies, Ward and Beck from 1984 to 1994 and he was counsel to three royal commissions and three provincial inquiries. Following a distinguished career as a counsel, he was appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 1994 and retired in 2018.

Throughout his career he has been a frequent speaker, lecturer and teacher — a renowned expert in advocacy and a leader in judicial education. Read the Gazette article about John I. Laskin. Read the Gazette article about John I. Laskin.

Virtual Event Details
Date: Nov. 26, 2021
Time: Convocation begins at 9 a.m.
Presentation at approximately: 9 a.m., followed by remarks by Mr. Laskin.

Access to the live webcast will be available on the morning of on LSO.ca.

The webcast will be available on-demand at the same link, approximately a week later.

Media representatives, please confirm your attendance in advance with the media contact below.

The Law Society regulates lawyers and paralegals in Ontario in the public interest. The Law Society has a mandate 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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