Malcolm M. Mercer, former Treasurer (President) of the Law Society of Ontario – the governing body of Ontario’s 52,000 lawyers and more than 8,600 licensed paralegals – will be joining the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice (CFCJ) at Osgoode this fall as a Senior Research Fellow. A retired partner with McCarthy Tétrault (Toronto), Mercer has practised law for more than 30 years.
The Canadian Forum on Civil Justice (CFCJ) is a national non-profit organization that has been dedicated to advancing civil justice reform through research and advocacy since 1998. Affiliated with Osgoode Hall Law School, the CFCJ strives to make the civil justice system more accessible, effective and sustainable by leading and participating in projects that place the citizen at the centre of our civil justice system.
According to CFCJ Chair and Osgoode Professor Trevor Farrow, “We are delighted and very fortunate to have Malcolm join the CFCJ. He has made incredible contributions to the legal profession in Ontario and Canada over the years, and we are looking forward to what we know will be equally important contributions in the future.”