Now is a very exciting time for the Jewish legal community in Canada. We’ve been regularly hearing from legal professionals asking how they can help contribute to fighting antisemitism and standing up for human rights. That’s why we are presenting a wide variety of opportunities for those who join our newly established law society.
The group is going to be called the Matas Law Society in honour of David Matas, one of Canada’s most renowned and accomplished lawyers and human-rights activists.
Mr. Matas has long served as B’nai Brith Canada’s Senior Legal Counsel. He has worked closely with us for more than thirty years on some of our most important cases, and has also been a major player in the noble fight for human rights. He is widely respected for his legal work both in Canada and internationally. As well, he is a distinguished member of the Order of Canada.
Mr. Matas’ inspiring passion for the law and tireless work in fighting for human rights embodies the spirit of what we hope to achieve with this new law society.
The Society is going to function as a primary hub for Jewish members of Canada’s legal community. All events are going to be held virtually for the foreseeable future, so all Jewish lawyers, paralegals and law students can join and participate no matter where they are located.
Membership will offer a whole host of exclusive opportunities that are highly valuable no matter what stage of your legal career you are at. These opportunities include:
- Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programming – the inaugural lecture will be given by none other than David Matas himself.
- Access to unique networking opportunities with some of this country’s most prominent lawyers and activists.
- An automatic B’nai Brith lodge membership.
- For those inclined, an opportunity to improve the state of human rights in Canada by getting involved with some of the major cases that B’nai Brith is constantly involved with on the national stage. The League for Human Rights regularly intervenes before the courts in highly publicized cases.
All levels of involvement are welcome and everything helps — from simply signing up to actively defending our community in court, there is something for everyone. There is no minimum or maximum level of involvement required to be a part of this group.
Membership costs only $250 per year and gets you full access to all of these exclusive opportunities, and more. Membership is open to all Jewish lawyers, paralegals, and law students. Students currently enrolled in a law program are eligible to join for free.
Make your name a part of Canadian Jewish history by becoming a charter member of this one-of-a-kind network.