The Law Society awarded honorary doctorates of law to eight exemplary individuals

TORONTO, June 28, 2022 /CNW/ – The Law Society of Ontario honored several distinguished personalities with a Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa (LLD) at call-to-bar ceremonies held earlier this month. An LLD is awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement in the legal profession, the rule of law, or the cause of justice.

Teacher Elaine Craig, an advocate for improving the treatment of victims of sexual violence in society, particularly by justice systems and its actors. The Supreme Court of Canada has identified the elimination of myths, stereotypes and sexual violence against women as one of the most pressing challenges we face as a society and Professor Craig is at the forefront of addressing this challenge.

As a professor of law at Dalhousie University, Dr. Craig teaches and researches in the areas of constitutional law, evidence law, law and sexuality, feminist legal theory, and queer legal theory. She has researched and published numerous articles on sexual assault law in Canada and she was named one of canadian lawyer Top 25 most influential in 2019. Read more.

The Honorable Michelle K. Fuersta visionary of continuing legal education who, as a lawyer, has demonstrated superior advocacy skills and a deep professional ethic. Judge Furst was appointed to the Superior Court of Justice for Ontario in 2002 and assigned to the Centre-Est region, where she mainly presides over criminal law cases.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Furst was a partner of Toronto law firm Gold & Fuerst, where his practice was limited to criminal and quasi-criminal trials and appeals. As a lawyer, she was described by her peers as a formidable lawyer, impressing both the judges and her professional colleagues in the Crown and Defense Bars with her mastery of the law, her devotion to her clients , his fearless defense of the courtroom and his unwavering civility. . Read more.

Dean Ian Holloway, a leader in legal education and Navy veteran. Mr. Holloway served as Dean of the Faculty of Law University of Calgary since 2011. Previously, he served as Dean of the Faculty of Law University of Western Ontario (2000-11), and as Associate Dean of the Australian National University. He is currently the longest serving Dean of Law of Canada and the second-senior law dean of North America.

Over the years, he has held positions at Cambridge and the national university of singapore. He graduated from Dalhousie Universitythe University of California at Berkeley and the Australian National University. It is widely published, both in Canada and around the world. Read more.

The Honorable Andromache Karakatsanis, long-time public servant, leading decision maker in all areas of the law, and champion of constitutional rights and access to justice. Justice Karakatsanis has been appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in October 2011. She had been appointed judge of the Court of Appeal of Ontario in March 2010 and Judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in December 2002.

Following her call to the Bar in 1982, Ms. Karakatsanis served as a law clerk at the Ontario Court of Appeal. In private practice, she practiced criminal, civil and family litigation in Toronto for several years. She then served in the Ontario Public Service for 15 years in a number of senior positions. Read more.

Audrey Loeb, one of the first supporters of the reform of the law of co-ownership. Ms. Loeb is a partner at Shibley Righton LLP in Toronto and co-leader of its Condominium Practice Group, which acts as legal counsel to condominium corporations and condominium developers in Ontario.

Respectfully referred to as “The Queen of Condos,” Ms. Loeb is a lawyer, educator, author and consumer rights advocate. She is passionately committed to improving the experience of those who buy and live in condominiums in Ontario. Read more.

David C. Nahwegahbowan advocate for the rights of First Nations peoples who has litigated or negotiated some of the most important Aboriginal law cases in Canada. Mr. Nahwegahbow is one of from Canada leading Indigenous lawyers and he has focused on addressing the systemic disadvantages and barriers faced by Indigenous peoples in Canada. He has represented First Nations in land claims, treaty and aboriginal rights, title cases and has appeared in court at all levels on a wide range of aboriginal legal matters, including Supreme Court of Canada in landmark aboriginal law cases such as Tsilhqot’in.

Mr. Nahwegahbow has been active as an advocate — most recently in proceedings before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on discrimination against First Nations children in child care. Read more.

The Honorable Paul S. Rouleau, leader of the French-speaking legal community and defender of continuing legal education for actors in the justice sector and legal professions. Mr. Rouleau was appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Ontario in 2002, and before the Court of Appeal of Ontario in 2005. He was also appointed Deputy Justice of the Supreme Court of yukon in 2014, and the Nunavut Court of Justice and the Supreme Court of Northwest Territories in 2017.

Since his appointments, Judge Roll actively participated in the continuing legal education of judges, both at home and abroad, and members of the bar. He was a founding member of the Association of French-Speaking Jurists ofOntario (AJEFO) – a francophone legal community and center of expertise in the province – and served as its president from 1985 to 1987. Read more.

The Honorable Michael H. Tulloch, a true legal pioneer who advanced justice and equality rights not only through his work as a lawyer and judge, but also through his personal journey that broke down systemic barriers. Justice Tulloch has a long and distinguished career as a member of the Canadian judiciary, Crown attorney, lawyer in private practice and a renowned writer, lecturer and teacher.

He has led systemic reviews of the justice system at various levels, provided leadership to legal and justice committees, designed and implemented international justice sector reform programs, and contributed to a myriad of civic, charitable, and development initiatives. and community. Read more.

The Bar regulates lawyers and paralegals in Ontario in the public interest. The Law Society’s mandate is to protect the public interest, to maintain and advance the cause of justice and the rule of law, to facilitate access to justice for Ontario and to act in a timely, open and effective manner.

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