Common Law Honour Society – Ottawa Reception in Honour of Katie Black (J.D. 2009) and Pierre Richard (LL.B. 1970)

Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Honour Society: Ottawa Event

Faculty of Law, Common Law alumni Katie Black (J.D. 2009) and Pierre Richard (LL.B. 1970) were officially inducted into the Common Law Honour Society on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

 

Ms. Black and Mr. Richard were honoured in the presence of family, friends, and colleagues, including the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Honourable Sheilah Martin, Justice, Supreme Court of Canada, the Honourable Paul Crampton, Chief Justice, Federal Court, the Honourable Heather Smith, Chief Justice, Superior Court of Ontario, as well as members of the judiciary, past Honour Society inductees, members of the legal community, alumni, and Faculty members.

 

The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, former chief justice, Supreme Court of Canada, was also in attendance and gave a moving testimonial of Katie Black’s time as a clerk in her office.

 

Congratulations to Ms. Black and Mr. Richard!

 

National Arts Centre, O’Born Room

National Arts Centre, O’Born Room

Dean Adam Dodek and Pierre Richard

Dean Adam Dodek presenting Pierre Richard with his Common Law Honour Society plaque

Dean Adam Dodek, Ron Caza and Katie Black

Dean Adam Dodek and Ron Caza presenting Katie Black with her Common Law Honour Society plaque

Katie Black

Katie Black, speaking during the ceremony

Pierre Richard

Pierre Richard, speaking during the ceremony

Marc Richard

Marc Richard, son of Pierre Richard, speaks of his father during the ceremony

Eugene Meehan

Eugene Meehan, Supreme Advocacy, introducing Pierre Richard

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, speaking of Katie’s time as Judicial Affairs Advisor at the Department of Justice

The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin

The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin

Ron Caza

Ron Caza, Partner, CazaSaikaley, introducing Katie Black

Chief Justice Paul Crampton

Chief Justice Paul Crampton

The Honourable Marie-Paule Charette-Poulin and Chief Justice Heather Smith

The Honourable Marie-Paule Charette-Poulin and Chief Justice Heather Smith

 

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