McCarthy Tétrault Names Mentoring Award Winners

Toronto, June 6, 2012 — McCarthy Tétrault is excited to announce this year’s recipients of its Mentoring Awards. The awards, distributed during the firm’s "Mentoring Month" of May, recognize one lawyer mentor in each of the firm’s regions for their formal and informal contributions to the learning and professional experiences of associates and students.

McCarthy Tétrault considered more than 233 nominations nationally for the awards this year — a testament to the success of the national Mentoring Award initiative since its launch in 2008. The 2012 winners are as follows:

British Columbia

Associate Mentor of the Year: Russ Benson

Student Mentor of the Year: Jill Yates


Associate Mentor of the Year: Stephen Livergant

Student Mentor of the Year: Catherine Samuel


Associate Mentor of the Year: Paul Steep

Student Mentor of the Year: Elder Marques


Associate Mentor of the Year: David Platts

Student Mentor of the Year: Ayse Dalli

The firm also honoured its former partner Robert Stephenson posthumously with the inaugural Robert W. F. Stephenson Legacy Mentor Award.

This is McCarthy Tétrault’s fifth year to distribute awards in connection with its comprehensive mentoring program. The firm created the program to recognize the importance of mentoring in a high-performance environment. This year’s Mentoring Month activities included a reception in each region for the winners and nominees; training sessions for associates and students on how to make the most of their mentoring relationships; a tips session for newer associates; and check-in meetings with mentoring pairs throughout the month.

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