Son of Jack MacIsaac, KC, a distinguished lawyer, and Mary MacIsaac, LL.D., a well-known community activist, Ron Frrancis Theres (F.T.) MacIsaac was born and spent his early years in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

In 1948, Ron MacIsaac graduated from the University of Saskatchewan Law School. He was called as a British Columbia lawyer in 1949 which, as of 2014, gives him 65 years call, longevity reached by few lawyers anywhere. (see "Longest Active Membership in Bar & Oldest Lawyer" at Law and Justice World Records).

Ron F. T. MacIsaacMr MacIsaac has tried cases at all levels of court in British Columbia as well as in the federal courts. He has also tried immigration applications in India, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Colombia and other countries.

He has been a member of the Law Society of Alberta and of the Cayman Islands Law Society.

Mr MacIsaac was instrumental in the revival of civil juries in British Columbia for injury cases.

He has hosted cable television shows in Nanaimo, Victoria and Hawaii and wrote a newspaper column for several papers in those centres. He is a prolific author of numerous legal articles and four books.

Mr MacIsaac is a founding patron of the Aboriginal Law Students Scholarship Fund, the first honorary member of the Hawthorne Society, honorary member of the Silver Spur Horse and Riding Assoc., honorary member of the Nanaimo Figure Skating club, and board member of the Métis Association.

Ron MacIsaac receives hon. degree from UVI, 2013.He has been honoured for his dedicated volunteerism, receiving the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, the Rankin Pro Bono Award, the Canadian Bar Association's Community Service Award and the International Law Education Society medal.

Mr MacIsaac maintains a keen interest in his community. He travels frequently and has visited over 100 countries. On June 3, 2013, the Vancouver Island University presented him with an honourary doctorate in laws at their Spring Convocation.

References and Citations

  • Thank you to the law firm of MacIsaac & MacIsaac of 2227 Sooke Road, Victoria, BC for their kind permission to use the photograph and other biographical information available on their law firm's website (www.macisaaclaw.ca/).
  • Image of R. MacIsaac at UVI 2013 convocation, Ron in full Clan MacIsaac regalia, courtesy UVI.