June 19, 2019

Lexpert Honours Sarah Millar and Shara Roy as Change Agents in Law

Lenczner Slaght is proud to announce that Sarah Millar and Shara Roy were presented with 2019 Lexpert Zenith Awards on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the Lexpert Zenith Gala at Arcadian Court in Toronto.

Sarah Millar is recognized for her innovation and leadership in advancing technology in the legal profession. She is at the forefront of developing an integrated approach to e-discovery involving lawyers, paralegals, tech personnel and external service providers. This approach not only provides significant cost-savings to clients, it is also a significant driver of profit for law firms (vs. having this work done entirely by third parties).

“Electronic discovery has brought the greatest change to the way litigation is done in over a century. Sarah has been on the leading edge of that change and has defined best practice,” says Tom Curry, Managing Partner of Lenczner Slaght. “We at Lenczner Slaght are lucky to have Sarah on our team.”

Shara Roy is recognized for her exceptional contributions to advancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. She is committed to reducing barriers to entry in the legal profession through game-changing initiatives such as resume anonymization, unconscious bias training, and the Lenczner Slaght R&R Lounge. She is also leading the advancement of diversity and inclusion in the courts through her work on the D&I Sub-committee of the Commercial List Users’ Committee, which she co-founded. At the firm, she is dedicated to ensuring that lawyers and law students from culturally diverse backgrounds feel included, supported and encouraged to advance in their careers.

Tom Curry says “We are so proud of Shara! Lenczner Slaght is committed to positive change and continuous improvement – this Zenith Award recognizes that commitment and we are pleased that Lexpert shines a light on those in the profession who are working to make a difference.”

Congratulations Sarah and Shara!

About the Lexpert Zenith Awards

The 2019 Lexpert Zenith Awards celebrates change agents in law with respect to one or more of the following categories: the betterment of client relationships; the delivery of alternative legal services; diversity and Inclusion; pro bono; community service by the profession; technology in the legal profession; alternative financing and currencies; artificial intelligence; accessibility to legal services; accessibility to legal education; redefining legal education; redefining the practice of law; redefining the role of lawyers; thought leadership in the legal profession; thought leadership in the wider community; and social media presence. Winners may be drawn from law firms, corporate legal and government departments, academia and alternative legal careers.