Yasir Naqvi, LL.B. 1999, was awarded the 2019 Lincoln Alexander Award by the Ontario Law Society on Thursday, March 13.
After graduating from the University of Ottawa Common Law Program in 1991, Yasir Naqvi, a first generation Canadian, was called to the Bar in 2001. He was recognized for his commitment to community programs and initiatives aimed at bringing people together and building up marginalized communities. Minister of three major portfolios, and as the first Attorney General of Ontario of Muslim faith, he has led significant justice reforms across the province.
The award was created in honour of The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander, PC, CC, OOnt, CD, QC, LSM, to reward his dedication to the people of Ontario and the legal community. Established in 2002, it is awarded annually by the Ontario Law Society in recognition of an Ontario lawyer who has demonstrated long-standing interest and commitment to the public and to the pursuit of community service on behalf of residents of Ontario.
Other 2019 Ontario Law Society Award Recipients Announced Are:
Law Society Medal
Professor Jeffery Hewitt
Professor Carol Rogerson
Laura Legge Award
J. Shirley Denison Award
William J. Simpson Distinguished Paralegal Award
Jennifer Gravel Vanasse