2022 Rule of Law lecture

On Monday, April 4, 2022, the Law Society hosted the fourth Rule of Law Lecture, where an audience of 150 people, attending in person and virtually, heard renowned criminal defence lawyer Marie Henein speak on the topic: Why lawyers do what they do, for you.

Henein raised concerns about the attacks on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson during the nomination process for the US Supreme Court, the UK Government’s criticism of lawyers, and the increasing prevalence of lawyer morality being called in to question by government, the media, and the public.

Watch the video of the Rule of Law Lecture to view Henein’s entire speech. 

Marie Henein
Speaker biography

Marie Henein is a senior partner at Henein Hutchison LLP, recognized in Canadian Lawyer as one of the country's Top Ten Litigation Boutiques. She has been interviewed on CBC's The National, written for the Globe and Mail, and is a sought after speaker. Marie Henein recently released her memoir Nothing But the Truth, which weaves her personal story with her strongly held views on society's most pressing issues, legal and otherwise.

Videos of past lectures


Privacy, technology and the rule of law

The third annual Rule of Law Lecture featured speeches about privacy, technology and the rule of law by the Right Honourable Beverley Mcachlin, former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, and Richard Peck, QC. The discussion was moderated by Jennifer Chow, QC. 

Presentation transcript: The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin

Presentation transcript: Richard Peck, QC


The rule of law and social justice 

At the second annual Rule of Law Lecture, former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Ian Binnie, CC, QC, dean of the Peter A. Allard School of Law Dr. Catherine Dauvergne, and National Post columnist Jonathan Kay engage in a lively dialogue, moderated by Jennifer Chow, QC, on how the rule of law and social justice interact and intersect.


Brexit, Presidential Executive Orders and the Rule of Law

The Law Society’s first Annual Rule of Law Lecture Series features speakers Anne Egeler, Deputy Solicitor General of Washington State and Richard Gordon, QC, lead counsel for Wales in the high-profile Brexit case Miller v. Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.