Eleven exceptional legal professionals celebrated at 2017 Law Society Awards

Posted: 05/25/2017

2017 Law Society Award RecipientsTreasurer Paul Schabas and the Law Society of Upper Canada welcomed more than 200 guests to Osgoode Hall on May 24th to honour the 2017 Law Society Award recipients.

“Tonight’s awards are among the highest professional honours granted by the Law Society of Upper Canada,” Treasurer Paul Schabas told those attending the ceremony.

“It is important that we publicly recognize those who bring distinction and honour to our professions. In doing so, we are not only recognizing the contributions they have made, but we are also identifying them as role models to other members and reaffirming the public’s confidence and trust in our professions.”

Eleven outstanding members of Ontario’s legal professions were recognized for exceptional contributions to their communities and for careers that represent the highest level of achievement and commitment to serving the public and the profession.

Photos from the event are available on Facebook.

This year’s ceremony was also webcast.

Learn more about the recipients

The 2017 Law Society Medal recipients are:

The 2017 Lincoln Alexander Award recipient is Thora H. Espinet.

The 2017 Laura Legge Award recipient is Breese Davies.

The 2017 William J. Simpson Distinguished Paralegal Award recipient is Dena Castro.

The 2017 J. Shirley Denison Award recipient is Grace Alcaide Janicas.

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