Beverley McLachlin Access to Justice Award Committee

MANDATE: The Award, named for The Honourable Beverley McLachlin, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, is to be awarded to a judge or a member of the bar in the United States or Canada, whether or not a Fellow of the College, who has played an exceptional role in creating and promoting access to justice.  The Award will recognize innovative measures or extraordinary personal commitment and professional dedication which have enhanced access to justice in the United States or Canada.

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Committee Members

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David E. Ross


Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP

Wilmington, DE

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Pasquale Santini

Vice Chair

Kelly Santini LLP

Ottawa, ON

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Antonia M. Apps


SEC New York Regional Office

New York, NY

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Sophie Bourque


Superior Court of Quebec Palais de Justice

Montreal, QC

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Christine A. Carron, Ad. E.


Montreal, QC

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Edwin A. Harnden


Barran Liebman LLP

Portland, OR

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Ian M. Hull


Hull & Hull LLP

Toronto, ON

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Sarah A. Inness


Campbell Gunn Inness Seib

Winnipeg, MB

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Helen H. Low, K.C.


Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Vancouver, BC

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Martha McCarthy


McCarthy Hansen & Company LLP

Toronto, ON

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Sophie Perreault


Langlois Lawyers

Montreal, QC

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Craig A. Thompson


Venable LLP

Baltimore, MD

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David J. Wachowich, K.C.


Rose LLP

Calgary, AB

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David B. Weinstein


Weinstein Tippetts & Little LLP

Houston, TX

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Charles A. Weiss


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Saint Louis, MO

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Jason Rogers Williams


Orleans Parish District Attorney

New Orleans, LA

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Bernard Amyot, Ad. E.


LCM Attorneys Inc.

Montreal, QC