A Devoted Practitioner: Aldo Braida Receives 2019 Law Society Medal

Posted: 05/17/2019

Aldo BraidaCalled to the Bar in 1955, Aldo Braida has dedicated more than 60 years to the practice of law in Guelph and Acton, Ontario.

Born in Acton of Italian immigrants, Aldo was the first Italian speaking lawyer in Guelph and has provided legal services for Guelph’s Italian speaking community since the 1960s. He has been involved with the Wellington Law Association since 1961 and has been a member of the Acton Citizens Band for over 75 years.

Aldo has devoted countless volunteer hours to public service and has been an advocate and supporter of many projects that have benefited veterans, seniors and palliative care patients and their families in his communities. Aldo has made significant contributions in the provision of legal and public services in Guelph and Acton, and continues to practice today.

Aldo is one of this year’s recipients of the Law Society Medal which is awarded to Ontario lawyers who have made a significant contribution to the profession.

What does this award mean to you?

This award is important to me because it signifies that a lifetime of hard work in my profession is being acknowledged by my peers.

What drives you (or has driven you) in your legal career?

I like to solve people’s problems and assist them in their endeavours and participate in their joys of success.

What piece of advice do you have for new legal professionals beginning their career?

Always be honest and up front with your clients and they will reward you with their loyalty.

The Law Society Medal is given for outstanding service within the profession, whether in the area of practice, in the academic sphere, or in some other professional capacity where the service is in accordance with the highest ideals of the legal profession. It may be awarded for devotion to professional duties over a long term or for a single outstanding act of service.

This year, 12 outstanding members of the legal professions will be honoured with Law Society awards on May 22nd.