Chief Justice George Strathy to receive honorary LLD

Posted: 06/15/2017

Chief Justice StrathyThe Law Society of Upper Canada is recognizing The Honourable George R. Strathy, Chief Justice of Ontario.

He will receive the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa at the 2:30 p.m. Call to the Bar Ceremony in Toronto on June 27, 2017.

Called to the Bar in 1976, Chief Justice Strathy practised civil litigation for 30 years, specializing in maritime and transportation law.

He was appointed to the Superior Court of Justice in 2007 and the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 2013. In 2014, he was appointed Chief Justice of Ontario where he has championed the importance of access to justice and efficiency in the legal system.

Chief Justice Strathy’s career exemplifies a dedication to the law, the profession, and public service and he has earned the respect of the judiciary, the legal profession, justice partners, and the Ontario public.

Each year, the Law Society recognizes outstanding achievement by distinguished members of the profession and the public by awarding Doctor of Laws degrees, honoris causa (LLD) at the Call to the Bar ceremonies in Ottawa, Toronto and London.