Western Law and Koskie Minsky LLP are proud to have Mr. Justice Thomas Cromwell, Supreme Court of Canada, deliver the Eighth Koskie Minsky University Lecture in Labour Law.
Co-chaired by Craig Flood, Partner, Koskie Minsky LLP and Professor Michael Lynk, Western Law
Friday, October 25, 2013, 5:30 pm
Conron Hall, Western University
Reception and Dinner to follow
The lecture and reception are open to the public and free of charge. Registration is not required.
About the Speaker
Before his appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada in December 2008, Justice Cromwell enjoyed an illustrious and varied career in the law. After obtaining degrees in music and law from Queen’s and law from Oxford, he practised in both Kingston and Toronto and then taught law at Dalhousie University. As an academic, Justice Cromwell published widely and received awards for teaching excellence. Among his many activities while in Halifax, he served as vice-chair of the Nova Scotia Labour Relations Board and acted as a labour arbitrator and adjudicator. As well, Justice Cromwell worked as Executive Legal Officer to Chief Justice Antonio Lamer, 1992-95, and served as President of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers. In August 1997, he was appointed directly to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.
In addition to his judicial duties, Justice Cromwell has worked on developing ethical standards for Canadian judges, taught newly-appointed judges, chaired the Chief Justice’s Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters, chaired the Editorial Board of the Canadian Bar Review and contributed to many national and provincial continuing legal education programs. He is the recipient of many awards, including Her Majesty’s Jubilee Medals 2002 and 2012 and the Canadian Bar Association’s Louis St. Laurent Award of Excellence. Justice Cromwell is an Honorary Director of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice and an Honorary Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. He has received honorary degrees in law from Dalhousie University, Queen’s University and the Law Society of Upper Canada.