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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Guy J. Pratte

Chair

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Toronto, ON

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David E. Ross

Vice Chair

Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP

Wilmington, DE

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Joseph J. Arvay, Q.C.

Member

Arvay Finlay LLP

Vancouver, BC

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Christine A. Carron, Ad. E.

Member

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Montreal, QC

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Chantal Chatelain

Member

Superior Court of Quebec Palais de Justice

Laval, QC

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Donald R. Cranston, Q.C.

Member

Bennett Jones LLP

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Thomas A. Cromwell

Member

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Ottawa, ON

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Edwin A. Harnden

Member

Barran Liebman LLP

Portland, OR

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Melissa Williamson Nelson

Member

Office of the State Attorney

Jacksonville, FL

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Karen S. Townsend

Member

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David J. Wachowich, Q.C.

Member

Rose LLP

Calgary, AB

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David B. Weinstein

Member

Weinstein Tippetts & Little LLP

Houston, TX

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Charles A. Weiss

Member

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Saint Louis, MO

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Jason Rogers Williams

Member

Jason Rogers Williams & Associates

New Orleans, LA

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Sandra A. Forbes

Regent

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Toronto, ON