2014 Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers — Call for nominations

Canadian Lawyer is once again putting together the list of nominees for the 2014 Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers and would appreciate input from readers. Nominations only require:
• the nominee's b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_Surveys_CL-Top25-logo.gifname,
• firm/organization, category (see below),
• and a sentence or two as to why you feel they should be included in the list and their accomplishments from the last 12-18 months.

You are welcome to nominate as many people as you'd like. Please e-mail your nominations to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by end of day, Tuesday May 6.

This year, we have added a category called “the world stage” in order to celebrate the work of Canadian lawyers who have had an impact on law and society beyond our borders.

Here are the categories for this year:

  • • Corporate-commercial, including litigation, deals, class actions etc.
  • • Criminal/Human Rights
  • • Government/non-profits/associations, including public inquiries and officers of Parliament
  • • Changemakers: lawyers in any area or type of practice who have been leaders or catalysts for positive change in any area of the profession such as diversity, law firm management, education, etc.
  • *new* The world stage: Canadian lawyers who have an influence on law and society beyond our borders.

Here’s what to keep in mind in terms of what we’re looking for in for the Top 25 nominees:

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 and Canadian society in the last year to year and a half. Canadian Lawyer is defining “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, legal profession, and civil society in Canada and abroad today.

Here is last year’s list for your reference.

Thanks in advance for your participation.

2014 Compensation Survey

Now open. This year's Canadian Lawyer Compensation Survey, the only survey of its kind in Canada, providing unique insight into the ways in which partners, associates, and in-house counsel are compensated across the country. Compensation information is always in great demand from our readers and we believe this format provides insight and information not available anywhere else in Canada.

Participation from the profession in this survey is extremely important. We need to compile as accurate a picture as possible in as many sectors as possible, so that the results will be accurate and useful to you. We are looking for managing partners and the heads of corporate legal departments of all shapes and sizes to take a few minutes to fill out the questionnaire.

As the survey online must be filled out all at once and we do ask for financial information that may require some research before filling out the survey, we have provided PDFs of the questions to help you prepare. If you are a law firm click here to download the questions. If you are an in-house legal department click here.

Once you are ready to fill in the survey, you can find it here. The survey closes midnight on May 5.

As always, confidentiality is guaranteed: we use your data only in aggregate and no respondent, firm, or company is identified.

Thank you for taking the time to participate.  Results of the survey will appear in the July 2014 issue of Canadian Lawyer.


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