Class Action Bar’s Michael Eizenga receives Law Society Medal
The Law Society of Upper Canada awarded the Law Society Medal to Michael Eizenga at its annual awards ceremony on May 24th.
He has established himself as an undisputed leader in the class action Bar, recognizing the importance and the utility of class action law as a vehicle to facilitate access to justice. He was co-counsel on the first class action in Ontario.
“I’m humbled to be among this group of award recipients,” he said at the ceremony. “…their careers have been marked by active engagement as powerful advocates for social justice and fierce opponents of the voices that are indifferent to inequality.”
Called to the Bar in 1991, Michael Eizenga is a partner and Head of Class Actions at the law firm Bennett Jones.
He has been at the forefront of the development of class action law and practice in Canada for 25 years,
He is also recognized for his outstanding commitment to public service and volunteerism. He generously gives his time to numerous professional, community and charitable endeavors throughout his career. Among his current endeavors, he chairs the board of War Child Canada.
The Law Society Medal is awarded to Ontario lawyers 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.
Eleven exceptional members of the legal professions were honoured by the Law Society on May 24th.