Sarah Leamon a Finalist in Canadian Lawyers Magazine Top 25 Most Influential
Last week, Sarah Leamon was announced as a finalist in Canadian Lawyers Magazine's 'Top 25 Most Influential' list.
The list consists of various members of the legal community, all who have contributed to the practice of law in some remarkable way over the last twelve months.
Sarah has been added to the list as a finalist due to her on-going work in criminal law. Over the last year, she was personally sought out and invited to both the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Rights and Justice as well as the Canadian Senate in order to offer legal testimony on changes to the Criminal Code of Canada. She has also represented countless clients on legal matters ranging from driving prohibitions to shoplifting to sexual assault.
But it's Sarah's involvement in the community that really makes her stand out. Over the last year, Sarah has not only acted as Board Chair for PACE Society in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, but has also founded two non-profit organizations devoted to the advancement of women. Both The Coven Club and The Women's Association of Criminal Lawyers have helped contribute to on-going discourse around women's issues and have helped in creating real and substantive social change.
You can learn more about Sarah by reading her bio on the Canadian Lawyer Magazine website, which can be found by clicking the link.
You can also vote for Sarah here. You will find her name listed in the Advocacy, Human Rights & Criminal category on the fourth page of the survey.
Voting closes on May 22, 2018, so be sure to get your votes in right away!