Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Law Society to present honorary doctorate to the Honourable Coulter A. Osborne

    TORONTO, June 11 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Upper Canada will present a
degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LL.D.), to the Honourable Coulter A.
Osborne, at its Call to the Bar ceremony in London on June 16.
    Mr. Osborne, the former Associate Chief Justice of Ontario, will be
recognized for his many contributions to the administration of justice
throughout his distinguished career.
    The Law Society will call 89 new lawyers to the Ontario Bar at the London
    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 Mr. Osborne will then deliver the keynote
address to the new lawyers.

    When:     Monday, June 16, 2008
              2:30 p.m.

    Where:    The London Convention Centre
              300 York Street, London, Ontario

    The Law Society of Upper Canada governs the legal profession 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. On-site
interviews and photos may be arranged in advance. Please confirm your
attendance in advance, if possible.

For further information:

For further information: Denise McCourtie, (416) 947-3362,; or Helen Stone, (416) 947-7625,

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