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Zenith Award Winner 2016 and 2017

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 this award two years in a row.

This year, the prestigious award is for ‘Celebrating Women in Law’ and the Keynote Speaker was Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella, Supreme Court of Canada.

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2016 Award ~ ‘Diversity & Inclusion’
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2017 Award ~ ‘Celebrating Women in Law’

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 Upper Canada (LSUC)

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

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Antree Demakos with Navi Gill, Senior Crown Counsel, BC Ministry of Justice

Last year, Antree was also awarded the Zenith 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.

This award has taken on new significance as The Law Society of Upper Canada 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 of each award, see the Globe and Mail Report on Business dated June 21/2016; and a full page in The Globe and Mail Report on Business June 26/2017.

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