“Flip Your Wig for Justice” Campaign Launch

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Photo: Campaign Ambassadors Linda R. Rothstein and former Ontario Court of Appeal Justice Stephen Goudge, both of Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP (credit: Flip Your Wig for Justice)

A lack of access to the justice system for low and even middle-income people is one of the most pressing issues facing our society. Six non-profit organizations that provide legal services to vulnerable Ontarians have joined forces to launch a campaign to raise awareness and funds for our critical work. Prominent lawyers “flipping their wigs” in frustration with us over the state of access to justice, include Campaign Ambassadors Bob Rae, Barbara Hall and Chris Bentley.

What: Launch event for Flip Your Wig for Justice Campaign

Who:

Speakers

  • Janet Minor, Treasurer, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Lorne Sossin, Dean, Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Nikki Gershbain, National Director, Pro Bono Students Canada

Flip Your Wig Organizations

  • Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted
  • Canadian Civil Liberties Association
  • Community Legal Education Ontario
  • METRAC: Action on Violence
  • Ontario Justice Education Network
  • Pro Bono Students Canada

When: Thursday January 8, 3:00 to 5:00 PM

Where: Law Society of Upper Canada, Upper and Lower Barristers’ Room, Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto

Why: Launch campaign for awareness about the access to justice crisis and better access to the justice system

For more information: contact Nikki Gershbain, National Director, Pro Bono Students Canada (416-946-0519, nikki.gershbain@probonostudents.ca) or Dean Lorne Sossin, Osgoode Hall Law School (416-736-5199, Lsossin@orgoode.yorku.ca)

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