Marie Henein awarded Law Society Medal for outstanding legal skills

Posted: 05/25/2017

Marie HeneinThe Law Society has recognized Marie Henein for her outstanding skills as a criminal defence lawyer with a deep and abiding commitment to the administration of justice and the rule of law.

She received the Law Society Medal at the 2017 Law Society Awards ceremony on May 24th.

“…in speaking out, what you are really fighting for is the rights of those who need a voice in our courts. Who need to know that they will always have someone in their corner. And that there will be a judge who will listen, unafraid of making unpopular decisions,” she said in her speech at the ceremony.

Called to the Bar in 1992, Marie Henein is a founding partner of Henein Hutchison LLP.

She is recognized as one of Canada’s best trial and appellate lawyers, representing some of the most high profile clients and cases.

In 2016, she had to endure the highest level of public scrutiny and criticism as counsel for Jian Ghomeshi. She faced these challenges professionally and ethically, using this difficult experience to educate the public about some of the cornerstone principles of the administration of justice and the rights of an accused person.

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.