This is a well-known award given to only 10 employment & labour law firms, nationally.
The selection criteria includes legal skill, client base, notable mandates and service excellence. The award process is overseen by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. The magazine states “in consultation with our readers, well-placed sources and other practitioners who participated in our confidential surveys, Canadian Lawyer has identified 52 law boutiques across nine practice areas that are widely viewed as the “go-to” experts by their peers.”
The Canadian HR Reporter Readers’ Choice Awards highlight HR vendors and suppliers who are the best at what they do, as selected by HR professionals. In 2018, there were more than 65,000 votes cast to determine the award winners and Whitten & Lublin was delighted to be named as one of the Best Employment & Labour Firms in Canada. Whitten & Lublin is pleased to hold this distinction in every year since 2016.
Recognition in the Canadian Lexpert® Directory is an acknowledgement of excellence by a practitioner’s own peers and colleagues. In 2017, Lexpert contacted 508 employment lawyers across Canada and asked them to complete a detailed questionnaire identifying who in their opinion were the leading practitioners in their province. In Ontario, the response rate was 74.1%.
To receive this award, a lawyer must be nominated by a Lexpert-ranked lawyer in their same practice area. Nominations are reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief. Determination for ranking within the Canadian Lexpert Directory is then based on the results of extensive voting by other lawyers, conducted in an annual survey.
Founding Partners, David Whitten and Daniel Lublin are pleased to have received this prestigious distinction in each of the past 5 years.