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Justice Abella to receive lifetime achievement award

Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 2:28 PM | By Carolyn Gruske


Supreme Court of Canada Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella is the recipient of the 2018 lifetime achievement award, to be handed out at the Women in Law Leadership Awards (WILL) in November.

Rosalie Abella

Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella

The WILL Awards are presented annually to female members of the Alberta legal profession. They are organized by the Association of Women Lawyers (AWL) and The Counsel Network (TCN) with the purpose of honouring women in the legal profession and of recognizing their outstanding dedication, creativity, initiative, achievement and contribution to the community, profession, legal scholarship and pro bono activities.

In addition to the lifetime achievement award, WILL recognizes those who demonstrate leadership in the profession in private practice, in government, in in-house positions, in what it calls a broader role, and in the community. There are also awards for tomorrow’s leader and for a law firm operating in Alberta that best demonstrates leadership in fostering an inclusive environment for female lawyers. Nominations open on June 1, 2018.

The 2018 WILL Awards are on Nov. 22, 2018, in Edmonton.

Photo of Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella by Phillipe Landreville