Susan Vella Awarded 2009 Law Society Medal - June 25, 2009


ROCHON | GENOVA LLP is pleased to announce that Susan Vella has been awarded the 2009 Law Society Medal by the Law Society of Upper Canada. This annual honour is given to lawyers who are deemed to represent the highest level of achievement and distinguished service to society and the profession.

Ms. Vella is an associate partner at ROCHON | GENOVA LLP, and is a past recipient of the Advocates Society Award of Justice (2008). Susan served as commission counsel to the Ipperwash Inquiry and is one of Canada's best regarded lawyers in her practice area of civil sexual assault, institutional abuse, civil litigation, multi-victim lawsuits, and aboriginal rights. Ms. Vella is known throughout the profession for her commitment to advocating for the most vulnerable members of society.

Fellow recipients of the 2009 Law Society Medal are Professor Nicholas Bala, George Biggar, Elizabeth Goldberg, James Douglas Grenkie Q.C., Peter Hrastovec, and Patricia Jackson. For more information on this award and its past recipients, please visit the Law Society online at