July 6, 2017

Mariam Moktar named one of Nation’s 40 Best Advocates Under 40

The National Bar Association (NBA) will honour Mariam Moktar with the “Nation's Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40” award at NBA’s 92nd Annual Convention in Toronto on August 2, 2017.

This prestigious award recognizes the finest lawyers identified by the National Bar Association, under the age of 40, who “exemplify a broad range of high achievement in the legal field, including in advocacy, innovation, vision, leadership and overall legal and community involvement.” The NBA, founded in 1925, has 84 chapters across the globe, including in Canada.

“We are proud of our colleague Mariam who represents the best of the attributes underlying this significant award”, said Peter Griffin, Managing Partner of Lenczner Slaght. “Mariam is a first-rate lawyer, a major contributor to the broader community and that closest to her and represents the best in the profession.”

Mariam maintains a varied civil litigation practice, focusing on professional liability and regulation, employment litigation, commercial litigation, administrative law and class actions. Her passion for effective advocacy, good judgment and exceptional work ethic is the difference in every case. Mariam makes clients her top priority and vigorously advocates on their behalf. She understands the importance of knowing clients and their unique legal needs, and she provides the practical advice needed to solve those problems.

The selection panel, consisting of former NBA presidents and other NBA leaders, reviewed exceptional nominees across the globe and chose 40 individuals who have a “professional drive that enhances the future of [the legal] profession.”

About the National Bar Association
Founded in 1925, the National Bar Association is the oldest and largest national network of predominantly African-American attorneys and judges in the United States. It consists of 23 substantive law sections, 9 divisions, 12 regions and 84 affiliate chapters throughout the U.S. and around the world. It represents more than 65,000 lawyers, judges, law professors, educators, paralegals and law students.