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KUDOS! Professor Naiomi Metallic named to Canadian Lawyer's Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers list

Posted by Jane Doucet on August 9, 2018 in News
(Photo: Rachael Kelly)
(Photo: Rachael Kelly)

Congratulations to Schulich School of Law Professor Naiomi Metallic (LLB '05), Dalhousie's inaugural Chancellor’s Chair in Aboriginal Law and Policy, who has been named to Canadian Lawyer's The Top 25 Most Influential 2018 list in the Human Rights, Advocacy and Criminal law category. "I was blown away to be nominated, and I'm absolutely over the moon to be chosen," says Metallic.

Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential in the justice system and legal profession in Canada is now in its ninth year. The list highlights the important and significant work jurists have done in the last 18 months or so. Some of them may have steered big deals or made the most splash on the news pages, but it’s about their leadership and influence in a larger sphere, although it isn't a recognition of lifetime achievement.

Inclusion in the Top 25 speaks to a level of respect, the ability to influence public opinion, and to help shape the laws of this country and others; contribution to the strength and quality of legal services; involvement and impact within the justice community; and social and political influence and involvement.

The Top 25 is split into five areas of influence, with five winners in each of the following categories: Corporate Commercial, including Litigation; Human Rights, Advocacy and Criminal; Changemakers: Leaders, Innovators or Catalysts; Government/Non-Profits/Associations, including Academic and the Judiciary; and Young Influencers: Lawyers 40 Years or Younger. Nominees were put in the category in which the individual most recently exercised their influence, which at times might differ from their main area of practice.

Voters had this to say about Metallic: “Compassionate, articulate, intelligent and a fantastic educator.” “Naiomi is a true leader and innovator both in academia and in practice.”

Click here to read Canadian Lawyer's announcement.