Two Common Law Alumni Earn Law Society Medal

Posted on Monday, March 12, 2018

Law Society of Ontario Medal and Logo

Two alumni from the Common Law Section’s class of 1993, Kathleen Lickers and Gilles LeVasseur, have been awarded the Law Society Medal, the Law Society of Ontario’s top honour. The Medal is awarded every year to a select few lawyers who have made a significant contribution to the profession.


The award recognizes “outstanding service within the profession,” honouring practicing lawyers, legal academics, or individuals serving in other professional capacities connected to the legal profession. Kathleen Lickers is a Seneca from the Six Nations of the Grand River in Southern Ontario.  She has been practicing law for over 20 years, focusing her attention on issues of shared concern between First Nations and various levels of government. She is a past Treasurer and long-standing member of the Indigenous Bar Association, and a former External Advisor to the Assembly of First Nations. 


Gilles LeVasseur is a lawyer and professor at the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management. For over 25 years, Mr. LeVasseur has been an active member of key organizations working to promote the French language in Ontario and Canada. He has been president of several associations and professional corporations including the Conseil de la Coopération de l’Ontario, and the Regroupement des organismes du patrimoine franco-ontarien. He has published eight books, of which three directly address the situation of francophones in Ontario and Canada. 


In addition to Ms. Lickers and Mr. LeVasseur, Common Law’s Professor Carissima Mathen was also named as a recipient of the Law Society Medal.  Click here to read more about her impressive contributions.


Award winners will be honoured at the Law Society’s annual award ceremony on May 23, 2018 at Osgoode Hall.


Congratulations to Ms. Lickers and Mr. LeVasseur!

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