Excellence in Mentoring Award 2020 for Québec from The Advocates’ Society

Valérie Lemaire, recipient of the Excellence in Mentoring Award for Québec

Valérie Lemaire, lawyer and partner with Langlois Lawyers since 2002, will receive the Excellence in Mentoring Award 2020 for Québec from The Advocates’ Society. The distinction honours advocates who have shown outstanding commitment to and excellence in mentoring other advocates in Québec.

Valerie is an exceptional counsel, whose mentoring strengths draw upon the utmost professionalism, generosity and exemplarity. Of strict intellectual standards, she brings nuance, in-depth knowledge of the law and advocacy, a keen business acumen and is a highly skilled litigant and negotiator. These qualities have provided inspiration and continue to inspire a great number of lawyers at Langlois.

“The Excellence in Mentoring Award of the Advocates’ Society values the exceptional commitment, dedication and community involvement of mentors who support less experienced advocates. By fully endorsing Langlois’ fundamental values, such as equity and a concern for others, Valerie is an inspiration to us all when it comes to reflecting on our firm’s human scale. She leads by example not just within the firm, but for the profession as a whole as well”, claims CEO Jean-François Gagnon.

Recipients of the Excellence in Mentoring Award are selected based on the following criteria :

  • Dedication to mentoring other advocates;
  • Generosity of time and expertise, with a commitment to assisting more junior advocates;
  • Promotion of diversity and inclusiveness among the profession with regards to mentoring;
  • Professionalism in all aspects of their participation in the work of the Society, including mentoring and education programs.

This Excellence in Mentoring 2020 Award for Québec will be presented during the 3rd annual gala, which will be held virtually on September 24, 2020. You can find out more here.

About The Advocates’ Society
The Advocates’ Society is made up of about 6,000 members throughout Canada and is the country’s premier advocacy skills training provider. Created in 1963, the Advocates’ Society was established as the voice of advocates in Canada, leading inside and outside the courtroom and ensuring the presence of a courageous and independent bar.

About Langlois
Langlois are one of the largest law firms in Quebec, with more than 150 professionals working in the Montréal and Quebec City metropolitan areas. With more than 300 individuals making up our team, we are able to offer our clientele a complete range of legal services renowned for their exceptional quality in civil and commercial litigation, business law and labour and employment. The firm was ranked first in the Top 10 Quebec Regional Law Firms survey by Canadian Lawyer and was recognized as Regional Law Firm of the Year in Canada by Chambers and Partners.

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