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Media Advisory - Noted Indigenous lawyer and leader Ovide Mercredi to receive Law Society honorary LLD

TORONTO, June 13, 2019 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Ontario will present a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), to Ovide Mercredi, a former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, at its Call to the Bar ceremony at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on June 17.

The Law Society of Ontario (CNW Group/The Law Society of Ontario)

As part of its Call ceremonies each year, the Law Society awards honorary doctorates to distinguished individuals in recognition of outstanding achievements in the legal profession, the rule of law, or the cause of justice. Recipients serve as inspirational keynote speakers for the new lawyers attending the ceremonies.

Mercredi is receiving the honorary LLD in recognition of his work as a leading advocate for Indigenous Peoples' rights.

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Law Society Treasurer Malcolm Mercer will award the honorary LLD to Mercredi, who will then deliver the keynote address to the new lawyers at the ceremony.


When:            Monday, June 17 at 10 a.m.
Where:           National Arts Centre
                       1 Elgin Street, Ottawa ON


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SOURCE The Law Society of Ontario

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