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Law Society presents honorary LLD to preeminent expert in creditor-debtor law: Franklyn Harris Bennett

September 28, 2021

TORONTO, ON — At the October 1, 2021 Convocation meeting the Law Society will present a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) to Franklyn Harris Bennett, one of Canada’s pre-eminent experts in creditor-debtor, bankruptcy and insolvency law.

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. Bennett is the past head of section and lecturer for the Ontario Bar Admission Course on Creditors' and Debtors' Rights and Remedies, special lecturer in real estate and in family law, past chair of both the bankruptcy and insolvency section of the Canadian Bar Association, National and Ontario, and a long-time council member of the Ontario Bar Association. His accomplishments and contributions have been highly recognized. He was awarded a Law Society Medal in 1995.

Read the Gazette article about Franklyn Harris Bennett.

Virtual Event Details
Date: Oct. 1, 2021
Time: Convocation begins at 9 a.m.
Presentation at approximately: 9 a.m., followed by remarks by Mr. Bennett.

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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