November 06, 2006 09:00 ET

Media Advisory: Lexpert Salutes Canada's Top Lawyers Under 40 at Rising Stars Gala, November 14th

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 6, 2006) -


Lexpert, Canada's leading source of news and information about the business of law, is paying tribute to the rising stars of the legal community with an awards banquet scheduled for November 14, 2006. Lexpert's "Rising Stars, Top 40 Lawyers Under 40" Gala will honour top Canadian Lawyers and Corporate Counsel under the age of 40. The evening event, to be held at The Kool Haus in Toronto, will feature as keynote speaker The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, P.C., C.C., LL.D., Senior Partner, Ogilvy Renault.

"There are a number of talented, dedicated young individuals who are making a significant contribution to the legal community," says Mark Rousseau, General Manager, Lexpert/Findlaw. "We developed the Rising Stars event to recognize the achievements of this next generation who will help shape the future of the legal profession in Canada.

The Lexpert editorial team received hundreds of nominations over the summer. They narrowed the list down to 85 finalists who best demonstrated the characteristics of high-achieving lawyers, which includes being recognized leaders who are achievement-driven team players with superior interpersonal skills, business acumen, and a responsiveness to change. Selected major accomplishments were also considered. An Advisory Board comprised of Canada's leading legal professionals was tasked with selecting the top 40 winners. The finalists and winners will be featured in the November/December issue of Lexpert Magazine, the business magazine for lawyers.

Rising Stars is presented in partnership with The Globe and Mail and is sponsored by Ogilvy Renault LLP, RainMaker Group, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, and The Counsel Network.

The Rising Stars evening includes a 6pm cocktail reception followed by dinner and the awards presentation at 7pm. A table of eight costs $5000.00. For tickets, contact Donna Farber at 416-609-5867 or email: donna.farber@thomson.com

About Lexpert:

Lexpert is Canada's leading source of news and information about the business of law. Publications and services include Lexpert Magazine, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, the Lexpert/CCCA Corporate Counsel Directory and Yearbook, the Lexpert Law Student and Associate Recruitment Guide and Lexpert Conferences. Lexpert also maintains Canada's most comprehensive "who's acting for whom" legal transaction and lawsuit database, available online at www.lexpert.ca.

Media representatives are invited to cover the event.

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