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Thursday, October 06, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  


■ Former Supreme Court Justice Louise Arbour accepted the 2016 Tang Prize in the rule of law category on Sept. 26 at a ceremony in Taipei, Taiwan. “As we promote the advancement of the rule of law, we should not settle for a world simply ruled by laws,” said Arbour who is now with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. “The rule of law is not blind to the content of laws.”


■ Deloitte LLP legal counsel Rusty Juma has been appointed as a trustee of the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) North America Foundation. The foundation develops and funds programs that support legal education, legal research and public interest employment that benefits the South Asian legal community of North America and the South Asian community as a whole.

■ David Namkung, partner with The Counsel Network, has been elected president of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) British Columbia chapter. FACL is a coalition of Asian Canadian legal professionals working to promote equity, justice and opportunity for Asian Canadian legal professionals and the wider community.

■ Isfahan Merali has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Law Foundation of Ontario. Merali is tribunal counsel to the consent and capacity board, practising administrative and mental health law. In 2015, she was elected as a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada. She is the first female South Asian bencher in the law society’s history.