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Zenith Award Winner 2016

Every year, 50 of Canada’s 90,000 lawyers are recognized for their outstanding achievements and awarded the coveted LEXPERT Zenith Award.

Congratulations to our Founder and Chief Information Officer, Antree Demakos for winning 2 years in a row, this years award celebrating Canadian lawyers’ contributions in achieving ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ in society and the profession.

Deirdre Stanley Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Board Secretary, Thomson Reuters, was the keynote speaker.

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2016 Award ~ ‘Diversity & Inclusion’

As a special honour, and for helping millions of Canadians, Legal Line flyers and guides were singled out as the only materials distributed to the 600 VIP guests in attendance at the Gala Dinner and Award Presentation including members from:

The Law Society of Ontario

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO)

Ministry of The Attorney General (MAG)

Ontario Paralegal Association (OPA)

Law Foundation of Ontario (LFO)

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)

Pro Bono Law Ontario (PBLO)

Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC)

Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN)

The Law Commission of Ontario

This award has taken on new significance as The Law Society of Ontario has recently added a new Equity, Diversity and Inclusion requirement for all of it’s licensed members, whether they are currently practising law or providing legal services.

In particular, the Society requires that individuals “adopt and abide by a Statement of Principles that acknowledges their obligation to promote equality, diversity and inclusion generally, and in their behavior towards colleagues, employees, clients and the public”.

The 2016 Lexpert Zenith Award speaks directly to this initiative. For the full story see the Globe and Mail Report on Business dated June 21/2016.

 

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