On April 2, 2010, the International Law Society at Rutgers School of Law–Newark held a symposium titled “Journey to the East: The Human and Economic Dimensions of the Law in Asia." Guest speakers included Theary C. Seng, Esq., a survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime who founded the Cambodian Center for Justice and Reconciliation and Margaret K. Lewis, a Seton Hall law professor who is a Public Intellectuals Program Fellow with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. The guest speakers framed for the audience the issues to be covered by the five presenters who presented their papers on two different panels. The first panel titled “The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: The Issues and Challenges of Prosecuting the Senior Leaders of the Khmer Rouge Regime” featured Randle C. DeFalco, Andrew F. Diamond and Ryan Park. The second panel titled “Regulation Difficulties With Trade and Intellectual Property” featured Jesse London and Yeomin Yoon.
Segment 3 of an interview with an ethical Ontario lawyer who speaks about how Ontario's recently revised Law Society Act violates the rights of the citizens of Ontario.
In the opinion of many citizens, the revised Law Society Act of Ontario is nothing more than a blatant move by the Law Society of Upper Canada to increase its monopoly over the law and to increase its power and control over the citizens of Ontario.
In a free and democratic society, laws are supposed to protect and expand individual rights and freedoms, not infringe upon them. Laws are supposed to belong to the people, not to the State or to a private group of lawyers who manipulate the law to their advantage.