New lawyers called to the Bar in London, Ottawa and Toronto
In his remarks to the new lawyers, Law Society Treasurer Paul Schabas said, “As lawyers, you have the capacity to make a difference. Your education and training, and your position as a member of the profession, empowers you and, in turn, can empower others. Your job is to use the law, and to develop the law, for the good of your clients and the good of society.”
Honorary LLD presentations also took place at the ceremonies. Each LLD recipient served as an inspirational keynote speaker for the new lawyers.
The Law Society confers honorary LLDs in recognition of outstanding achievements in service and benefit to the legal profession, the rule of law or the cause of justice.
This year’s recipients were:
- The Honourable Mary Jo McLaughlin Nolan
- Thomas G. Conway
- The Honourable Juanita Westmoreland-Traoré
- Sheila Watt-Cloutier
- John Borrows
- The Honourable George R. Strathy
Licensing candidates and their guests shared photos and congratulatory messages from the ceremony on social media using the hashtag #lawyered.
View photos from each ceremony on Facebook.