Hearing & Appeal Appointee Lawyer
Raj Anand is a partner, arbitrator and mediator with WeirFoulds LLP. His practice includes the areas of administrative, human rights, constitutional and employment law, civil litigation, professional negligence and regulation. He was an elected bencher of the Law Society for three terms until 2019, and during that time served as chair of the Tribunal Committee and Vice Chair of the Hearing Division. He was a member of task forces on issues including admission requirements, articling, good character, and Law Society governance, and chaired or co-chaired working groups on Tribunal reform, Tribunal three year review and Challenges facing Racialized Licensees. Raj graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law with the Dean’s Key in 1978. He has served as President of the U of T Law Alumni Council, the Minority Advocacy and Rights Council, the International Commission of Jurists Canada, and Pro Bono Law Ontario; Co-Chair of the U of T Tribunal; and board member of the Advocates’ Society, Legal Aid Ontario, the Law Commission of Ontario, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Justice for Children and Youth, and the Income Security Advocacy Centre. Raj was Chief Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission in 1988-89, Board of Inquiry from 1989-94, and founding Chair of the Human Rights Legal Support Centre in 2008-10. He has taught “The New Administrative Law” at the masters level, and “Legal Ethics: Legal Values” and “Diversity and the Legal Profession” at the JD level.