Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Law Society to present honorary doctorates at Toronto Call to the Bar ceremonies

    TORONTO, June 16 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Upper Canada will present
degrees of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LL.D.), to two distinguished members
of the profession: the Honourable Justice Frank N. Marrocco and the Honourable
Vibert A. Lampkin at ceremonies to welcome new lawyers to the profession at
Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto on June 19 and 20.
    Justice Marrocco will be recognized for his distinguished legal career
and his many contributions to the profession. Former Justice Lampkin will be
recognized for his service to the judiciary, the legal profession and the
wider community in Canada - as well as in his native country, Guyana.
    The Law Society will call more than 870 new lawyers to the Ontario Bar at
the three Toronto ceremonies.
    As part of its Call ceremonies, the Law Society awards honorary
doctorates each year to distinguished people who exemplify the values held in
esteem by the legal profession. Law Society Treasurer Gavin MacKenzie will
present the honorary doctorates to both recipients. Justice Marrocco will
receive his LL.D. on June 19 and will then deliver the keynote address to new
lawyers attending the morning and afternoon ceremonies. Mr. Lampkin will
receive his LL.D. on June 20 and then deliver the keynote address at that

    When:   Thursday, June 19, 2008 (2 Call Ceremonies)
            9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

            Friday, June 20, 2008
            9 a.m.

    Where:  Roy Thompson Hall
            60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, 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 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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