This summer, one Windsor Law student is making a national impact on the legal profession.
Peter Dalglish, going into his third and final year of law school this September, has been appointed to the Canadian Bar Association’s legal futures subcommittee. The committee is responsible for extending the association’s ongoing mandate to prepare the profession for the future and is currently tasked with implementing the 2014 Legal Futures report, which recommended actions to transform the delivery of legal services in Canada.
Each spring, the association accepts applications to fill five spots on the committee, typically including at least one young lawyer and one student. To qualify, Dalglish had to demonstrate his knowledge of national and global trends and issues for the legal profession, innovative thinking in the face of change, experience in innovative approaches to law practice or client service, and ability to foresee long-term implications of approaches that are not readily apparent.
He says he is “very excited” to work with the committee, exploring and addressing changes facing the profession.
“I am grateful to the national board (of the Canadian Bar Association) for giving me this opportunity, and for giving all law students across Canada a voice at this level,” Dalglish says.
Gemma Smyth, associate dean academic at Windsor Law, says “This appointment speaks volumes to the caliber and engagement of our students at Windsor Law. We look forward to Peter’s work on this important committee.”
The association is the largest professional association for lawyers in Canada and the only national organization with a mandate to protect their professional and commercial interests and to promote the rule of law.