V. James Bristow, co-founder of the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario, passes away

Bristow was also former president of Institute of Law Clerks, serving four terms

V. James Bristow, co-founder of the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario, passes away

V. James Bristow, co-founder of the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO), passed away on Dec. 18, 2019. He was 92 years old.

Bristow was also former president of ILCO, serving a total of four terms. Born in England, he immigrated to Canada in 1956, going on to serve as a law clerk for a number of firms, eventually being named managing law clerk at McCarthy’s.

“We continue to recognize his hard work and dedication every year at our Education Awards,” said ILCO in a newsletter.

Since 1995, ILCO has been donating an award for Excellence in Litigation to honour Bristow’s contributions. The award is given to members of ILCO who get the highest scores on the litigation provincial exams.

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