TORONTO, June 24, 2019 /CNW/ - Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP is pleased to congratulate Mahmud Jamal on his appointment today as a Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Mahmud Jamal served as an esteemed partner and member of Osler's National Litigation practice from 1996-2019.
"Mahmud's appointment is fitting given his prominence as one of the country's leading advocates and his contributions to the profession," says Doug Bryce, Osler's National Managing Partner. "We are delighted he has received this exceptional honour, and while we will miss his many contributions to our firm, we know that he will serve the court with distinction and will be an exemplary justice on the Court of Appeal."
A highly respected litigator who practised in the fields of appellate litigation, constitutional and public law, class actions, and commercial litigation, Mahmud Jamal has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada in 35 appeals, addressing a wide range of civil, constitutional, criminal, and regulatory issues, and before numerous provincial courts and federal and provincial administrative tribunals.
"Mahmud has long been held as a top litigator on complex commercial and constitutional matters by clients and peers," says Sonia Bjorkquist, National Chair of Osler's Litigation Group. "He is uniquely accomplished in the litigation space and, while we will miss him deeply, his thought leadership, insight and influence will carry on in the many he mentored and worked with at Osler and in our appellate jurisprudence going forward."
Throughout his legal career, Mahmud Jamal has made a considerable impact in the legal community, serving as a director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, The Advocates' Society, and the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History. He has also been actively involved in legal education and professional development, as an educator, author and speaker, and served as the chair of Osler's pro bono program and a member of its Partnership Board.
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