TORONTO, ON — The Law Society of Ontario presented a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), to Reuben M. Rosenblatt, Q.C, LSM, at its Call to the Bar ceremony on June 27, 2018 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto.
As part of its Call ceremonies each year, the Law Society awards honorary doctorates to distinguished people in recognition of outstanding achievements in the legal profession, the rule of law, or the cause of justice. Recipients serve as inspirational keynote speakers for the new lawyers attending the ceremonies.
Called to the Ontario Bar in 1959, Rosenblatt exemplifies the best the legal profession has to offer and to which all lawyers should aspire. An extraordinary solicitor, he is dedicated to his clients and to the rule of law. His accomplishments and contributions are legendary to the real estate bar — and his gift as a legal educator has been a true constant throughout his career.
Rosenblatt has taught at Osgoode Hall for over 40 years and has been a mentor and example to generations of students and lawyers. He has written extensively and is sought after as a lecturer in legal education programs.
The recipient of several awards and honours, he received the Osgoode Hall Law School Gold Key Award for Excellence in Teaching and was the first recipient of the Ontario Bar Association Award of Excellence in Real Estate in January 1996. He was awarded the Law Society Medal in 2007.
Along with being one of the pre-eminent real estate lawyers in Canada, he has also written three children’s books.
A full biography is available online.
Rosenblatt delivered the keynote address to the 444 new lawyers at the ceremony.
More than 1,600 new lawyers have been called to the Bar at five ceremonies throughout the province this month.
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