2018 Lexpert Zenith Awards: Celebrating Mid-Career Excellence 

This year's Lexpert Zenith Awards celebrate Mid-Career Excellence. Winners of the Lexpert Zenith Awards for Mid-Career Excellence would combine these two accomplishments:

  • Recent achievement, benchmark or accomplishment in a Lexpert practice area (this would be an area of focus for in-house counsel, academic, author, or those in a non-traditional legal role); and
  • Notable contribution in social responsibility: this would include pro bono; community involvement; diversity action; cultural or environmental contribution; professional leadership, or the like. Lexpert defines mid-career to include lawyers having a Call to the Bar in any Canadian jurisdiction between 1989 and 2005 inclusive.  Winners may be drawn from law firms, corporate legal and government departments, academia and alternative legal careers relating to the areas of practice noted below.

The Selection Process comprises the following:

  1. Nominations will be invited and accepted from the Canadian legal community.
  2. Lexpert reserves the right to propose nominations.
  3. Emphasis will be placed on the nominees’ recent accomplishments. 
  4. Nominees may nominated in two (2) different areas of practice, but are entitled to win in only one.
  5. There may not be a Winner selected in every Practice Area.
  6. Separate nomination forms are required for each nomination (if nominating a lawyer for two Areas, two nomination forms are required).
  7. Regional diversity will be a criterion in Winner selection.
  8. Any information provided below may be used in Lexpert publications in the event the nominee wins.
  9. If you have questions regarding the nomination process, please contact Jean Cumming at jean.cumming@thomsonreuters.com.
  10. Nominations are to be sent electronically via this website and must reach Lexpert® by February 26th , 2018. 

Please note that * denotes mandatory fields

Nominee Information:

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Optional Information:

Nomination Criteria:

The following criteria should be considered as guidelines:

     1. Individual Awards may be awarded based on:          a) Personal Performance as a leader within a firm or department          b) Exceptional mid-career performance in advocacy or          c) Advocacy for women in law          d) Advocacy for women and/or girls in society          e) Exceptional leadership within a firm or in-house department          f) Exceptional leadership within organizations devoted to women and/or other equity-seeking groups          g) Exceptional Leadership in the advancement of education and/or advancement of women and/or girls.

    2. Team Awards, with 1-2 team leaders designated, may be awarded to in-house and law firm teams that have:          a) Provided educational seminars about discrimination and harassment;          b) Established workplace policies regarding harassment, parental leave, and alternative work schedules          c) Provided other resources, or access to them, such as counselling          d) Encouraged girls and women in education or other advancement          e) Provided practice management support          f) Promoted use of technology for alternative work arrangements          g) Provided programs that address cultural and/or systemic barriers in law and/or society          h) Liaised with other equity seeking groups

Describe the impact of their efforts upon their company or firm, citizens, students, the legal profession, or other). (1750 characters limit)
* Describe Other Recognition and Awards. (1000 characters limit)
* Year of Nominee’s Call to the Bar in Canada (750 characters limit)

- Any words or other materials beyond this nomination form will not be distributed to Advisory Board members -