David Jacobs is a senior partner at the firm of Watson Jacobs McCreary LLP and has practiced litigation for over 36 years. He is admitted to the International Criminal Court’s List of Counsel and is past Chair of the Legal Advisory Committee of the International Criminal Court Bar Association. He has acted as lead counsel, defence in trials and appeals before the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. David is an experienced mediator. He is a lecturer, writer and media commentator on human rights, international law, administrative, criminal, labour, and constitutional law. He is a member of the Public Affairs Committee of the Ontario Bar Association and was Co-Chair of the Canadian Bar Association (Ontario) 1998 Institute of Continuing Legal Education Programme on Conducting a Professional Disciplinary Hearing. He has been a member of the Executive of the Health Law and Labour Law Sections of the Ontario Bar Association and past Chair of the Constitutional and Civil Liberties Section, Canadian Bar Association (Ontario). He is a member of the Advocates' Society. He is the author of a section in Macaulay’s Practice and Procedure Before Administrative Tribunals.