Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Law Society to present honorary doctorate to Professor Margaret Ogilvie

    TORONTO, June 9 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Upper Canada will present a
degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LL.D.), to Carleton Law Professor and
Chancellor's Professor Margaret Ogilvie, at its Call to the Bar ceremony in
Ottawa on June 13. Professor Ogilvie will be recognized for her prominence as
a legal scholar, innovative researcher and her contributions to the legal
profession - both within Canada and abroad.
    The Law Society will call 204 new lawyers to the Ontario Bar
(17.6 per cent of whom are Francophone) at the Ottawa ceremony.
    Each year, as part of its call ceremony, the Law Society awards an
honorary doctorate to a distinguished person who exemplifies the values held
in esteem by the legal profession. Law Society Treasurer Gavin MacKenzie will
present the honorary LL.D. and Professor Ogilvie will then deliver the keynote
address to the new lawyers.

    When:    Friday, June 13, 2008
             9:30 a.m.

    Where:   The National Arts Centre
             53 Elgin Street, at Confederation Square, Ottawa, Ontario

    The Law Society of Upper Canada governs the legal professions in Ontario
in the public interest by ensuring that its members meet high standards of
learning, competence and ethics.
    The Law Society has a duty 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

    Please note: Upon arrival, please check in at the media desk in the front
foyer. On-site interviews and photos may be arranged in advance. Please
confirm your attendance in advance, if possible.

For further information:

For further information: Susan Tonkin, (416) 947-7605,, or Helen Stone, (416) 947-7625,

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