Findlay named winner of legal award
Delta-Richmond East Conservative MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay has been named the winner of the 2011 CBA Cecilia I. Johnstone Award in recognition of her outstanding work for the advancement of women in the legal profession.
“Kerry-Lynne Findlay’s role in establishing the Women Lawyers Forum first in B.C. and then as a national CBA Forum with Branches in almost every province and territory make her an outstanding choice for this year’s award,” said Patricia C. Lane, National Chair of the CBA Women Lawyers Forum (WLF) in a press release.
“Kerry-Lynne realized the niche desire for greater support and camaraderie amongst women lawyers in a challenging profession. Without her extraordinary vision, courage, determination and energy, the Women Lawyers Forum might never have begun,” added Patricia Lane.
Findlay was elected in this spring’s federal election. On May 25, she was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and has since been appointed Chair of the Caucus Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
From June 2002 to June 2003, Findlay chaired a steering committee which, in June 2003, led to the successful creation of a B.C. Women Lawyers Forum, the first of its kind in B.C. or Canada.