July 31, 2017

Monique Jilesen Inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Lenczner Slaght is very proud to announce that Monique Jilesen has joined an elite group of international trial lawyers.

Monique Jilesen was inducted as Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers at a ceremony held on Saturday, July 29, 2017 in Montreal, Quebec.

Fellowship to the Academy is by invitation only after a comprehensive screening process by existing members of the Academy and judges in the various courts of the candidate’s jurisdiction. By the IATL bylaws, the candidates for Fellowship must possess the following qualities:

  • Superior skill and recognized ability in trial and appellate practice
  • A history of providing services which promote the best interests of the legal profession and the highest standards and techniques of advocacy
  • Excellent character and absolute integrity

Monique is a deserving inductee and an exemplary advocate. She has led complex proceedings from inception through trial. She focuses on class actions, contract and shareholder disputes, civil fraud cases, injunctions, bankruptcy and insolvency matters, and securities and derivatives cases. She has an enviable record of success at trial in bet-the-company disputes. A past chair of the Gale Cup Moot, Monique also teaches regularly at the Advocates’ Society and in the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program and in other educational programs. Monique was the recipient of the 2017 Douglas K. Laidlaw Medal for Excellence in Advocacy presented in Toronto at the Advocates’ Society End of Term Dinner.

About the International Academy of Trial Lawyers
The International Academy of Trial Lawyers consist of a group of exceptional trial lawyers. The Academy includes a maximum of 500 Fellows from the U.S. and a number of Fellows from more than 30 countries. Fellowship is by invitation only.