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2012 – Brian J. Lawrie

Brian J. Lawrie, of Toronto, received the first-ever Distinguished Paralegal Award at a ceremony held at Osgoode Hall on May 23.

The award was created in 2011 to recognize a paralegal who has demonstrated outstanding qualities.

Lawrie is recognized as a pioneer of best practices and professionalism for Ontario’s growing paralegal profession. Known by many as the “grandfather of paralegals,” he is a major contributor to government initiatives in the areas of legislation, regulation and education of Ontario’s paralegals.