August 6, 2019

Shara Roy Amongst the Top 25 Most Influential of 2019

Congratulations to Shara Roy, recognized by Canadian Lawyer and voted for by the public as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers of 2019!

This prestigious recognition highlights the significant and concrete work that Shara has done in the last 18 months to advance equality, diversity, and inclusion at our firm and in the legal profession as a whole.

Shara Roy is creative, passionate, energetic and committed to excellence in everything she does. She has worked tirelessly with our colleagues to try to find solutions to the challenges of advancing equality, diversity and inclusion in our profession,” says Managing Partner, Tom Curry. “Lenczner Slaght is proud to have people like Shara who are determined to make a positive influence on the profession and the public interest.”

Canadian Lawyer received several hundred nominations, which the internal panel whittled down to 149 candidates who met the criteria:

Inclusion in the Top 25 speaks to a level of respect, the ability to influence public opinion and to help shape the laws of this country and others; contribution to the strength and quality of legal services; involvement and impact within the justice community; and social and political influence and involvement.

It’s these lawyers and judges from across Canada and many different areas of practice who uphold the greatest ideals of the profession and are worthy of recognition.

An astounding 6,327 people voted and the top five people who received the most votes in each of the following five categories made the final list: Business, including litigation, deals, class actions, etc.; Human Rights, Advocacy and Criminal; Changemakers: leaders, innovators or catalysts; Government/Non-profits/Associations, including academic and the judiciary; and In-house Counsel, lawyers who have had made an impact on the profession and society from inside companies and organizations. Shara is recognized in the Human Rights/Advocacy/Criminal category.

Shara is the fourth Lenczner Slaght litigator to receive this prestigious recognition following Peter Griffin, Alan Lenczner, and Ian Binnie.

Congratulations, Shara!

About Canadian Lawyer

Launched in 1977, Canadian Lawyer is a legal publication which delivers, reports on, and analyses the legal practice and profession. Canadian Lawyer provides editorial content that informs, enlightens and inspires lawyers, corporate counsel, judges, law professors and students at law. The publication is published in print 11 times per year and online at