WeirFoulds is pleased to announce that Frank Walwyn has been selected by the Law Society of Ontario as a recipient of a 2019 Law Society Medal (LSM). The highest honour bestowed by the Law Society, the LSM was established in 1985 to honour lawyers in Ontario whose outstanding service in the profession is in accordance with the highest ideals of the legal community.
Frank is being recognized by the Law Society as a leader in the legal profession and as a trailblazer in the Black legal community in Ontario. He has championed equity and diversity in the legal profession for his entire career, making invaluable contributions to the legal community as a whole.
“Frank is widely known to be one of Canada’s top commercial litigators. Beyond his advocacy skills, Frank’s dedication to the legal profession and the community at large is exemplary,” says Wayne Egan, Managing Partner, WeirFoulds LLP. “Frank dedicates an enormous amount of time to increasing the number of minorities participating and thriving in our legal profession. He served as a member of the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee (JAAC) for the Ontario Court of Justice, and also served as a member of the Judicial Advisory Committee (JAC) for federal appointments in the GTA. In addition to other initiatives, Frank continues to volunteer his time by serving on the Board of Directors of Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO). This honour is very well deserved by Frank, and we continue to be so proud of his numerous contributions over his years in the legal profession.”
Frank joins an esteemed group of previous LSM recipients that includes WeirFoulds lawyers Derry Millar and Raj Anand, as well as WeirFoulds alumnus Justice Paul Perell.
All of the 2019 honourees are set to be recognized for their exceptional career achievements and contributions to their communities at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony on May 22 at Osgoode Hall.
Congratulations, Frank, on this well-earned honour!