Canada: International Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2020 | Event

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International Day of the Endangered Lawyer 2020

The Role of the Legal Profession in Defending the Rule of Law in Pakistan

The Day of the Endangered Lawyer is a time to reflect on the work of lawyers who face persecution, physical danger, and reprisal in defending the rights of the most vulnerable individuals and communities around the world.

On January 24th of each year, members of the international legal community honour the courage and commitment of lawyers on the frontlines of efforts to promote human rights and to uphold the rule of law. Each year, a consortium of international lawyer organizations and bar associations, led by The Day of the Endangered Lawyer Foundation, which includes Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, select a country around the world to highlight issues around human rights, the rule of law and the state of endangered lawyers in that specific country. The country of focus for 2020 is Pakistan.

Please join the Law Society of Ontario, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, for a panel discussion and networking reception on Friday, January 24, 2020, to mark this occasion.

Registration: 3:30-4:30 pm
Program: 4:00-5:30 pm
Reception: 5:30-6:30 pm

Program in Lamont Learning Centre/Reception to follow in Convocation Hall Law Society of Ontario – Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W, Toronto
[Please enter through the east-side doors facing Nathan Phillips Square]


This public event is free, but space is limited and registration is required.

For additional information, and to register, please visit:

Please note that the application for CPD EDI accreditation is pending.

Please note that photographs and video taken at this public event will be used in Law Society and partner organization print and online publications.