Top 25 Most Influential - make your picks!

It's time once again to cast your votes in the seventh annual Canadian Lawyer Top 25 Most Influential.

With a record 160 inspiring and qualified nominees, we are looking for our readers’ help in picking the top 5 lawyers and judges in the following 5 categories, including the incredibly popular new Young Influencers group:

• Corporate-commercial, including litigation, deals, class actions, etc.
• Criminal law/human rights
• Changemakers in any area or type of practice who have been leaders, innovators, or catalysts for positive change in any area of the profession such as diversity, law firm management, the courts, legal technology, education, etc.
• Government/non-profits/associations, including public inquiries, officers of Parliament, the courts, and academic institutions
• *new in 2016* Young influencers: Canadian lawyers under 40 who are really making an impact in their communities and in the profession.

Candidates have been placed in a category relating to their nomination, not necessarily reflecting their main area of practice.

The Top 25 Most Influential is not a lifetime achievement award but recognition of lawyers who have played a significant role in the legal profession, justice system, and Canadian and international society in the last year to year and a half. Canadian Lawyer defines “influential” as not just about bright stars, big deals, or number of media mentions — although those may play a part. It’s about people who have power and influence the laws, justice system, and legal profession in Canada and abroad today.

Please take the time to read through the amazing nominees and give us your picks for whom you think are the most worthy of being honoured.

Click here for more details and the survey. Voting is open until June 7.

Thanks in advance for your participation,
Gail J. Cohen
Editor in Chief
Canadian Lawyer/Law Times

Canadian Lawyer Readers' Choice Survey - Now Open

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The second annual Canadian Lawyer Readers' Choice Survey is specifically designed to allow you our readers, to tell us which vendors and service providers are the best at what they do. Whether it is a key service or a time-saving product, there is a category for you to cast your vote.

Some of the categories in the survey include:
• ADR & Mediation Chambers
• Financial Services & Consulting
• Legal Research
• Legal Technology
• Litigation Support & Consulting
• Real Estate
• Recruiting & Staffing

The winners of the Canadian Lawyer Readers' Choice Awards will be the products and suppliers that our readers have identified as their preferred partners in providing them with the necessities of legal practice and management of their law firm or legal department.

To complete the survey click here

Survey closes June 3, 2016.  Results will appear in the October 2016 issue of Canadian Lawyer

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