224 Dysart Rd
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
Join us for the second Distinguished Visitors Lecture of the season with “The Lawyer’s Ethical Duty to Engage in Social Justice Advocacy – The Example of the Campaign to Strengthen Bill C-81, the proposed Accessible Canada Act.”
Professor Lepofsky has provided some reading materials to be shared. The PDFs are downloadable here:
- Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update Sept 28_2018
- Discussion Paper_New Accessibility Law
- AODA Alliance brief to parliament on bill C81 final version
David Lepofsky is a part-time visiting professor of legal ethics and public interest advocacy on the faculty at the Osgoode Hall Law School. He was a founding member of, and served as co-chair of Barrier-Free Canada, a community coalition that advocates for the enactment of a national Canadians with Disabilities Act.
A member of the Order of Canada, “He is a highly-regarded constitutional lawyer who, by his own example, is an inspiration to persons with disabilities. Founder of the [Canadian Association of Visually Impaired Lawyers], he has used his professional knowledge to work tirelessly to protect the rights of disabled people. He has helped to educate and sensitize the general public and legislators to the obstacles faced each day by disabled persons.” – Services, Government of Canada, Office of the Secretary to the Governor General, Information and Media. “Order of Canada”. archive.gg.ca.