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Community Legal Services 50th Anniversary Event
Friday, May 10, 2019
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Brescia University College, Mercato Room, 1285 Western Road, London, ON

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Mark your calendar to join Doug Ferguson, LLB'81, Director of Western's Community Legal Services Clinic and fellow CLS alumni as we commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Community Legal Services.

This reunion dinner will take place following CLS's Access to Justice Symposium: Inclusivity, Diversity, and Equality: Seeking the Fourth Wave in Access to Justice, taking place from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on May 10. Optional tours of the Community Legal Services clinic will be offered from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  The reception and dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m. in Brescia's Mercato Room.

Our keynote speaker will be former Western Law Dean, Justice Eileen Gillese of the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Don't miss this opportunity to share memories with former classmates and colleagues while reflecting on the important role that Community Legal Services plays as a national leader and local champion for access to justice.

Registration is $75 per person and includes one glass of beer or wine at the reception and a three course dinner.

CLS is looking for photos and memorabilia of your clinic experiences over the past 50 years.

  • If you have photos you would like to share, please scan them and send them to clsevent@uwo.ca.
  • If you want to bring photos or other items with you to the reunion, please let us know by emailing us at clsevent@uwo.ca, and we will arrange some display space.
  • We are looking for humorous or inspirational stories, as well as war stories from your time in CLS. Please send them to clsevent@uwo.ca and we will arrange to have them posted online. We may ask a few alumni to tell their stories at the dinner.

Can’t make it? Consider making  a donation in honor of Community Legal Services 50th reunion. All donations will be directed towards creating summer jobs for CLS students. Donate Here


Complimentary parking is available in Brescia Lot A.

A group of rooms have been set aside for Community Legal Services Alumni at the Delta Hotels London Armouries for $139 per night. This rate is available until April 19, 2019.

Western Alumni is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Please contact us if you have any particular accommodation requirements or require information in an alternate format.


We would like to thank our event sponsors:


Our keynote speaker will be former Western Law Dean, Justice Eileen Gillese, formerly of the Ontario Court of Appeal

If you would like to attend this event, please purchase tickets online.

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