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Lee Akazaki

Lee Akazaki


Academic Qualifications:

Law Society of Upper Canada
Certified Specialist, Civil Litigation, 2000 J.D.,
University of Toronto, 1988 B.A. (Hons.), in English, French, and International Relations, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 1985


Professional Memberships:

Law Society of Upper Canada; Ontario Bar Association; The Advocates’ Society; L’Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario; Canadian Defence Lawyers; and Toronto Lawyers Association. Member, Board of Directors, Canadian Defence Lawyers (2011-14); Member, Strategic Directions Committee CDL.Duty Counsel, Law Society Discipline Panel, 2012-President of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA), 2010-2011.Board member, Canadian Bar Association (CBA)Ontario delegate, CBA Fee Review CommitteeVice-President of the OBA, Chair of OBA Governance Committee, 2009-10.Elected member of the OBA Council 2008-10.Chair of OBA Civil Litigation Section 2008-09.Chair of the OBA’s Main Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2008-2009.2008 and 2009 OBA delegate, Uniform Law Conference of Canada.2008 OBA representative on the Attorney-General for Ontario’s Justice Partners Advisory Committee.Co-Chair of the Civil Litigation program for the OBA’s Institute of Continuing Legal Education in 2006, 2007 and 2009.Civil litigation representative to the OBA Civil Justice Reform Working Group 2008.Law Society’s Certified Specialist Review Group of the Professional Development and Competence Committee in 2007.Founding member of the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Barrister Advisory Group, which has oversight of substantive competencies of the Barrister Licensing Examination in Ontario 2005-09.Past-Chair of the Outreach Committee of the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto (MLST), an organization of doctors and lawyers, and member of MLST Council, 2000-08.Founding member, Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society.   Canadian Club of Toronto.


Arbitration Experience:Counsel in various private arbitration matters

Counsel in arbitrations before the Financial Services Commission of Ontario

Lecturer at Commons Institute Program on Commercial Arbitration


ADR Specialization: 
Gilbertson Davis LLP
6 Adelaide Street East, Suite 800
Toronto ON M5C 1H6


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