2017 Lexpert Zenith Awards: Celebrating Women in Law
This year's Lexpert Zenith Awards celebrate the advancement of women in the legal profession. Winners may be drawn from law firms, corporate legal and government departments, academia, the judiciary and alternative legal careers relating to law.

 The Selection Process comprises the following:

  • Nominations will be invited and accepted from the Canadian legal community.
  • Nominations will be accepted for teams and/or individuals.
  • Nominations for teams shall have a maximum of two leaders designated by name and contact info.
  • Lexpert reserves the right to propose additional nominations.
  • Regional diversity will be a criterion in Winner selection.
  • Any information provided below may be used (without further approval) in Lexpert publications in the event the nominee wins.
  • Nominations are to be sent electronically via this website and must reach Lexpert by March 3rd, 2017

 If you have questions regarding the nomination process, please contact Jean Cumming at jean.cumming@thomsonreuters.com

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 -