Jody Wilson-Raybould, minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, will be called to the Ontario Bar on June 15 in Ottawa, reads a release from the Law Society of Upper Canada.
The Special Call will take place during the first of six Call to the Bar ceremonies to be held across the province this month, which will admit new lawyers to the legal profession in Ontario.
Wilson-Raybould was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2000, and began her legal career working as a provincial Crown prosecutor in Vancouver. She was appointed Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last November, and is the first Indigenous person in Canada’s history named to the position.
Law Society Treasurer Janet E. Minor will admit Wilson-Raybould to the Ontario Bar under Section 1 of the Barristers Act. The minister will then deliver the keynote address to the new lawyers.
Chief Justice of Ontario George R. Strathy will preside over the Call ceremony. The Law Society will call 243 new lawyers to the Bar of Ontario during that ceremony. With more than 1,500 new lawyers called at ceremonies this month.