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Law Society presents honorary LLD to preeminent class action counsel R. Douglas Elliott

June 21, 2021

TORONTO, ON — At the June 23, 2021 Convocation meeting the Law Society will present a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) to R. Douglas Elliott, a leading expert in public law, class actions and Charter litigation.

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. Elliott has argued some of this country’s most important Charter of Rights cases, particularly in relation to minority rights, such as same sex marriage. He has served as counsel in major class action cases involving some of the largest recoveries against the Crown in Canada and has been recognized as one of the Best Class Action Lawyers in Canada by The Best Lawyers in Canada.

Read the Gazette article about R. Douglas Elliott.

Virtual Event Details
Date: June 23, 2021
Time: Convocation begins at 9 a.m.
Presentation at approximately: 9 a.m., followed by remarks by Mr. Elliott.

Access to the live webcast will be available on the morning of on

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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