Jeff Moorley Helps Draft Statement Defending Judicial Independence

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On April 13, 2020, The Advocates’ Society published a Statement on Judicial Independence.

The purpose of the statement is to inform Canadian public officials, journalists, and citizens on the stakes in any contest for judicial independence. To that end, it explains why judicial independence matters, the origins of judicial independence in Canada, and the safeguards and threats to judicial independence in our modern times.

The Advocates’ Society is a national professional association of over 6,000 lawyers. Jeff Moorley of White Macgillivray Lester LLP was a member of the task force that penned the statement. Jeff has served as Northwestern Ontario’s young advocate representative for The Advocates’ Society since 2016.

Congratulations Jeff on helping create this resource and kudos on your hard work! We hope that this statement will educate the public on this essential element of Canadian democracy.