John Laskin Appointed as Judge of the Federal Court of Appeal

June 26, 2017

Torys is very proud to announce that partner John Laskin has been appointed as a Judge of the Federal Court of Appeal.

This appointment is a reflection of the high regard in which John is held by the Bar and Bench. John is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and of Litigation Counsel of America, and has been a member of the Ontario Regional Committee of the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute. He has spoken, written and taught frequently on matters of public law and advocacy, and is co-editor of Canadian Charter of Rights Annotated. In 2015, he was awarded the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Law Society Medal, given for outstanding service within the legal profession where the service is in accordance with the highest ideals of the profession.

John practised at Torys from 1982 to 2017 and, while we will miss his exceptional contributions to the firm as a litigator and as a colleague, we wholeheartedly congratulate him on his new role.

To read the Department of Justice Canada’s announcement of John’s appointment, click here.

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