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Sam Marr

City of Toronto Electoral Region
Sam Marr

Candidate bio description

my candidacy is discussed in a website at https://sammarr.ca/ I was called to the Bar in 1988. I graduated from Osgoode Hall school in 1986. I am a partner at Landy Marr Kats LLP. I am certified by the law society as a specialist in Civil Litigation since 2006. I am a past president of the Toronto Lawyers Associaiton.(TLA) I am a past member of the Executive of th eCounty And District Law President Associaiton (CDLPA). In 2015 I won the Advocates Society's Catzman Award.. In 2014 I won an award form th eTrillium gilft of LIne Network (TGLN) for for championing organ and tissue donations in the legal community. I am currently a member of the board of Directors of TGLM.

What inspired you to run for bencher this year?

I want to ensure that lawyers are successfully part of the Ontario community. I would promote lawyers by urging the benchers to support subsidizing Ontrario Probono lawyers. I would seek to promote articling before students are called to the Bar. To promote this I would seek to have the Benchers give a invoice fee credit to law firms which hire articling students. if it is necessary I would have the lawyers give money to Legal aid Ontario.

What do you believe is the biggest issue facing the legal profession?

As Presdient of the TLA I promoted diversity in the legal profession and I would continue to do so as a bencher.

What would be your first priority upon election?

want to ensure that lawyers are successfully part of the Ontario community. I would promote lawyers by urging the benchers to support subsidizing Ontrario Probono lawyers. I would seek to promote articling before students are called to the Bar. To promote this I would seek to have the Benchers give a invoice fee credit to law firms which hire articling students. if it is necessary I would have the lawyers give money to Legal aid Ontario.

What do you hope to achieve over the next four years as a member of Convocation?

The priority I listed above.

What's the most pressing concern for the profession in your region of the province?

Diversity and ensuring Ontarians with limited funds can retain lawyers.

Do you support the requirement to create and abide by a statement of principles?

Yes

Poll Question


What do you see as the top issue that prospective benchers need to address if they are elected?