Practises civil, professional negligence, human rights, constitutional, administrative and labour law. Past Chief Commissioner, OHRC (1988–89). Founding Chair, Human Rights Legal Support Centre (2008–10). Acts for parties in internal, Ontario and federal human rights cases, and for NGOs in public interest litigation. Vice-Chair, Law Society Tribunal Hearing Division, and adjudicates, investigates and mediates at request of parties. Counsel to several administrative tribunals. Speaks and writes on diverse legal topics, including chapters on "Professional Negligence" in Canadian Legal Practice; “Judicial Review" in Bullen and Leake. Adjunct Professor in legal ethics and administrative and constitutional law. Former Board member: Legal Aid Ontario, CAMH, Equity Advisory Group, The Advocates’ Society. Former President, U of T Law Alumni Council; Pro Bono Law Ontario; Int'l Commission of Jurists. First recipient, The Advocates’ Society’s Award of Justice, 1997. Awarded Law Society Medal, 2003; ICCC Professional Man of the Year, 2007; Distinguished Career Awards, SABA 2010, FACL 2017 and OBA 2018. McMurtry Fellow, Osgoode Hall, 2013. Constitutional Litigator in Residence, Asper Centre, 2015. Law Society Bencher, 2007–19. Current governor, Law Commission of Ontario. Ontario Bar 1980.
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