Nigerian-born Jesuorobo appointed into Ontario Law Commission Board

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By Esiri Otete

The Ontario Law Commission Board of Governors has named Nigerian lawyer Mr. Kingsley Jesuorobo as a new board member.

Announcing the appointment to his friends and colleagues on social media, the excited Kingsley Jesuorobo said the appointment is effective September 2024, and for a three-year term.

The Edo-born Lawyer said the appointment “marks an exciting fulfillment of my yearning to be in a collaborative space populated by an array of people of high professional pedigree who dredge knowledge and proffer reform solutions that align our legal system with the best of values and  civilized norms that ultimately enhance access to justice…”

Congratulating the lawyer, the Nigerian High Commission in Canada, represented by Charge D’Affaires Ambassador Obioma Nzewuji, expressed great pride in Kingsley Jesuorobo’s appointment, highlighting it as a significant achievement for the Nigerian community in Canada.

In a statement, the High Commission conveyed their best wishes for Mr. Jesuorobo’s tenure, expressing confidence in his ability to uphold justice, fairness, and integrity in his new role.

Mr. Jesuorobo is the Principal Counsel at the Canadian law firm Kingsley Jesuorobo & Associates and a notary public in Ontario. His legal education spans the University of Benin in Nigeria and the University of Toronto in Canada. He received mentorship from Chief C.O. Ihensekhien, SAN, in Nigeria, and the law firm of Michael Waud in Canada, successfully handling thousands of cases throughout his career.

His firm’s practice areas include Immigration, Citizenship and Refugee Law, Family Law, Civil Litigation, International Law, Corporate Law, Entertainment Law, and Estate Planning and Administration.

In 2010, Mr. Jesuorobo was invited to give a guest lecture on refugee protection and human rights law at Kellogg College, University of Oxford, sponsored by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Fahamu Refugee Program.

His work has received significant media attention, featuring in outlets such as Planet Africa Television, Eagles World, The Afri-Canadian Journal, African Community Profile Magazine, Nigerian Canadian News, Thisday, CBC Television, Toronto Star, National Post, Metro, Ottawa Citizen, and Halifax Daily News.

The Nigerian community in Canada and beyond has been celebrating Mr. Jesuorobo’s appointment, anticipating his positive contributions to the Ontario Law Commission.

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