WeirFoulds LLP is pleased to announce that partner Frank Walwyn was recognized with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal – a commemorative medal honouring significant contributions and achievements made by Canadians. The medal was presented to Frank by the Hon. Margarett Best, Minister of Consumer Services, on December 13, 2012.
“All of us at WeirFoulds are thrilled to see Frank’s significant contributions to Canada’s legal profession and to the community recognized with this esteemed award,” says WeirFoulds managing partner Lisa Borsook. “Not only is Frank a top litigator, but his dedication to education in the community shows his passion for the next generation of lawyers. He is most deserving of this honour.”
Frank has a well earned reputation as one of Canada’s leading litigation lawyers, frequently appearing as counsel on high-stakes, complex multi-jurisdictional litigation. He is an active member of several legal and community boards and initiatives and is the immediate Past President of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL), a member of the International Training Committee of The Advocates’ Society, and a member of the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee for appointments to the Ontario Provincial Court. He also sits on the board of Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO), a specialty clinic that produces and delivers public legal education to communities in Ontario that are low income or who otherwise face barriers to full participation in the justice system.
Frank is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, and a recent recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s Achievement Award from The University of the West Indies, and the Alumni Award of Distinction from Ryerson University.