Day: January 18, 2016
2016 Silas E. Halyk, QC, Visiting Scholar in Advocacy Lecture – Access to Justice: Personal Reflections
By Alan Kilpatrick
The 2016 Silas E. Halyk, QC, Visiting Scholar in Advocacy lecture will take place on Monday, January 18th at 12:00 pm in the MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP Lecture Theatre at the University of Saskatchewan. It will be presented by The Honourable Warren K. Winkler, Former Chief Justice of Ontario. This year’s theme is a timely one for Saskatchewan’s legal community: access to justice. The talk is open to the public at no charge. Lawyers who attend are eligible for (1.0) CPD Hour.
The College of Law’s brochure provides more information about the upcoming talk:
“Access to Justice: Personal Reflections”
The Honourable Warren K. Winkler, O.Ont., Q.C., B.A., LL.B, LL.M., LL.D. (Hon.) is recognized as one of Canada’s leading mediators, having mediated, both as a judge and as counsel, some of the country’s most significant and complex labour, corporate and class action disputes. In his lecture, Mr. Winkler will share highlights from his 50 year legal career, including more than 20 years on the bench. In addition, he will illustrate why access to justice is the number one issue for the legal profession in the 21st century, as evidenced by the wide array of significant disputes he has helped resolve as a lawyer and a judge.
Mr. Winkler has been a Mediator and Arbitrator at Arbitration Place since 2014. Prior to becoming a full-time Alternative Dispute Resolution practitioner, Mr. Winkler served as Chief Justice of Ontario and President of the Court of Appeal from 2007 until his retirement in 2013. From 1993 to 2007, Mr. Winkler sat as a trial judge on the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, serving as Regional Senior Justice for the Toronto Region for several years. During his tenure on the bench, Mr. Winkler was also Vice Chair of the Canadian Judicial Council.
Mr. Winkler holds honorary degrees from the Law Society of Upper Canada and nine Canadian universities. He is also the recipient of numerous awards, most recently the Order of Ontario.
We encourage you to attend this exciting talk.
By Sarah Roussel-Lewis
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