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Gowling partner wins The Advocates’ Society teaching award

Thursday, July 22, 2021 @ 1:31 PM | By John Chunn


Gowling WLG announced that partner and trustee Sandra Barton has received the “Award for Excellence in Teaching” from The Advocates’ Society.

According to the firm’s press release, the award is presented annually to an individual who demonstrates “commitment to The Advocates’ Society education programs,” “consistently excellent teaching based on participant evaluations,” and “professionalism in all aspects of his or her participation in education programming.”

Barton has trained lawyers across North America in an array of trial skills. She has served as an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School for a number of years and is a lead instructor in its annual Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop for lawyers across Canada. She also regularly trains lawyers for The Advocates’ Society and is a frequent visiting instructor at the University of Notre Dame. 

“Most of my career has been spent learning from others. It has been an honour and a privilege to be able to give back to the next generation, in this way,” Barton said in the news release. “The Advocates’ Society has played a particularly important role in my development as an advocate, and more generally as a professional. I feel extremely honoured that The Advocates’ Society selected me for this distinction.”

Based in Gowling WLG’s Toronto office, Barton focuses her practice on complex civil and commercial litigation matters, as well as class action defence and professional liability disputes.