David P. Jacobs is a senior partner at the firm of Watson Jacobs McCreary LLP. He has practiced law for over 36 years. David represents unions, associations and institutional clients and others before Boards of Arbitration, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and courts at all levels. David is independent legal counsel to professional regulation, discipline and licensing tribunals. He is General Legal Counsel to the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board and Health Services Appeal and Review Board.
He is an experienced appellate advocate and mediator.
David is elected Chair of the Legal Advisory Committee of the International Criminal Court Bar Association and is admitted to the International Criminal Court’s List of Counsel. He has acted as lead defence counsel in proceedings before the Trial and Appeal Chambers of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
David is a lecturer, writer and media commentator on legal issues. He is active in professional associations in Canada and internationally. He is a member of the Advocates’ Society, the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers and the Association of Defence Counsel Practising before the International Courts and Tribunals, among others. David is a member of the Public Affairs Committee of the Ontario Bar Association and past Chair of the Constitutional and Civil Liberties Section of the Canadian Bar Association (Ontario). David is the author of, among other publications, a section in the leading text, Macaulay’s Practice and Procedure Before Administrative Tribunals.
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