TORONTO, Oct. 19, 2018 /CNW/ - James M. Klotz, a Miller Thomson partner, has been elected to the office of Vice-President of the International Bar Association. The announcement was made at the IBA's 2018 annual conference. He is the first Canadian to hold this position in over 25 years.
"The IBA has in James a thoughtful and insightful advocate for our profession," says Miller Thomson Chair Kent Davidson. "His passion for the rule of law and demonstrated thought leadership will significantly advance the interests of the IBA and its members."
Mr. Klotz begins his 2-year term as Vice-President in January 2019. He will continue his oversight of the Task Force on the Future of Legal Services while working with the IBA's various committees in advancing the organization's strategic priorities.
"As lawyers, we are reminded daily of the enormous impact of the technological and other changes that our profession is experiencing," Klotz states. "At the same time, in the face of rising global populism, we must ensure that the rule of law is understood and protected in every society. I am honoured to serve at such a pivotal time in our profession."
About Miller Thomson
Miller Thomson LLP is a national business law firm with more than 550 lawyers working from 12 offices across Canada. The firm offers a complete range of business law, advocacy and personal legal services. Miller Thomson works regularly with in-house legal departments and external counsel worldwide to facilitate cross-border and multinational transactions and business needs. Miller Thomson offices are located in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Toronto, Markham, Vaughan and Montréal. For more information, visit www.millerthomson.com
About the IBA
The IBA is the "Global Voice of the Legal Profession". It was founded in 1947 and has a large and diverse membership of individual lawyers from almost every country in the world, law firms, corporate law departments and roughly 200 bar associations and law societies from over 170 countries. The IBA influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world. The IBA's administrative headquarters are located in London, England, and it has regional offices in São Paulo, Seoul, Washington DC, and the Hague, and a representative in Brussels.
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For further information: Kent H. Davidson, Q.C., Chair, Miller Thomson, 416.595.2995, 780.429.9790; James M. Klotz, Partner, 416.597.4373