Hon. Madam Justice P.A. Rowbotham wins 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

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Apr 242017
 

We are pleased to announce that the Honourable Madam Justice P.A. Rowbotham has been named the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award winner of the 2017 Women In Law Leadership (WILL) Awards. A long-term judicial liaison on the LESA Board and with 34 years of experience as a practising lawyer, law professor, trial judge, and appellate judge, LESA extends our warmest congratulations to Justice Rowbotham.


About the Awards

The WILL Awards are presented annually to female members of the Alberta legal profession. The purpose of the WILL Awards is for the Association of Women Lawyers (AWL) and The Counsel Network (TCN) to recognize the contributions of women lawyers in the following areas:

  • Leadership in the Profession in Private Practice
  • Leadership in the Profession in Government
  • Leadership in the Profession In-house
  • Leadership in the Profession in a Broader Role
  • Leadership in the Community
  • Tomorrows Leader
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Law Firm Award

The 7th Annual WILL Awards Dinner will be held on November 9, 2017 at the Westin Calgary. Click here for more information.

Congrats 2015 WILL Award Recipients!

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Nov 262015
 

WILLAwards2012_logoThe Women in Law Leadership (WILL) awards were handed out earlier this month, and LESA heartily extends our congratulations to all of this year’s WILL award recipients!

The 5th anniversary of the WILL Awards saw 7 outstanding professionals awarded for their dedication and contributions:

Heather McKay QC – Leadership in the Profession (Private Practice)
Keely Brown – Leadership in the Profession (In-House)
Gail Harding QC – Leadership in the Profession (In-House)
Jolaine Antonio – Leadership in the Profession (Government)
Phyllis Smith QC – Leadership in the Profession (Broader Roles)
Donna Purcell QC – Leadership in the Community
Chidinma Thompson – Tomorrow’s Leader

LESA also wants to congratulate all of the 2015 finalists (including our own Jennifer Flynn). We know that each of you has also made significant contributions to the profession, and you deserve a hearty applause for all of your hard work.

Many of these recipients (and the other finalists!) have supported LESA through their volunteer efforts in the past, so we know firsthand the difference that these women are making in the profession. Thanks for all your hard work and congrats again to the 2015 WILL award recipients!

You can find a complete list of 2015 recipients and finalists online.

Congratulations 2014 Women in Law Leadership (WILL) Award Recipients

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Nov 172014
 

This past week, The Counsel Network and the Association of Women Lawyers, in partnership with the Canadian Bar Association – Women Lawyers Forum, presented the 4th annual Women in Law Leadership (WILL) Awards to 7 outstanding recipients.

LESA congratulateWILLAwards2012_logos all of the 2014 award recipients on their amazing achievements:

Hon. Chief Justice C. Fraser – Lifetime Achievement Award
Marie L. Gordon QC – Leadership in the Profession (Private Practice)
Kate Chisholm QC – Leadership in the Profession (In-house or Government)
Diana Lowe QC – Leadership in the Profession (Broader Roles)
Mona Duckett QC – Leadership in the Community
Patricia Hébert  – Leadership in the Community
Heather Barnhouse – Tomorrow’s Leader

We’re thrilled to see so many of our past and present LESA supporters honoured with these awards. LESA would especially like to recognize those award recipients who are volunteering with us this year.

Gordon and Duckett are long-standing LESA volunteers who have offered their valuable skills and knowledge to many of their colleagues while speaking at LESA seminars. This year is no exception. In the new year, each will be speaking as faculty members at upcoming LESA seminars: Gordon at the Matrimonial Property Division seminar and Duckett at the Running Your First Trial seminar.

Chisholm currently serves on our Board of Directors, offering her valuable insight and direction to help govern our organization.

Barnhouse is an active participant in our pre-call training program for students-at-law (CPLED) as a Learning Group Facilitator (LGF), helping to pass along valuable information and skills to soon-to-be lawyers, and as a Learning Group Evaluator (LGE), evaluating the students’ competency in various online modules.

We greatly value the dedication and commitment of our volunteers. Congratulations to all of these incredible WILL recipients! Your dedication to the legal profession and the community is appreciated!