WeirFoulds LLP is pleased to announce that Frank Walwyn is the 2013 recipient of the Law Society’s Lincoln Alexander Award. This award was established by the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2002 in honour of the late Lincoln M. Alexander – former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Member of Parliament and 2002 Law Society Medal recipient. Frank receives the award in recognition of his commitment to the public and its well-being through community service.
Frank has a well-earned reputation as one of Canada’s leading litigation lawyers, frequently appearing as counsel on complex multi-jurisdictional litigation involving offshore financial centres in the Caribbean and around the world. He is an active member of several legal and community boards and initiatives and is a 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 2012 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Vice Chancellor’s Achievement Award from The University of the West Indies, and the Alumni Award of Distinction from Ryerson University.