Québec City, June 20 2018 – Lawyers Without Borders Canada (LWBC) is pleased to announce that Miguel Baz, Assistant Corporate Secretary and Director of Legal Operations for BCE Inc. and Bell Canada, and Chair of the board of our organization, has received the Lexpert Zenith Award for mid-career excellence in the legal profession at an event in Toronto last evening. The award especially recognizes Mr. Baz’ achievements and accomplishments in telecommunications and his notable contributions to social responsibility.
On behalf of the whole LWBC team worldwide, I want to congratulate Miguel and express our gratitude. It is a privilege to benefit from his outstanding skills and commitment,” said Me Pascal Paradis, LWBC’s Executive Director. “I am especially pleased that Miguel has been granted an award that recognizes both his achievements as a business lawyer and his extraordinary contributions to social responsibility with Lawyers Without Borders. He has been and is still a very active Chair of the board. His reassuring leadership and strong management abilities have helped us reach the next level in terms of size, results, credibility and impact.
This is a well deserved honour for Miguel. He is an outstanding leader on our legal team, and his social responsibility work with Lawyers Without Borders underscores his strong values and commitment to improving our society,” said Michel Lalande, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for BCE and Bell.
Since 2002, LWBC has fought serious human rights violations, actively contributed to winning landmark court cases of crimes against humanity and war crimes, trained the next generation of human rights defenders, and focused its actions on establishing transitional justice mechanisms to foster reconciliation and peace. With more than 100 staff and volunteers, LWBC has become a major player in international cooperation programs on access to justice and legal empowerment for vulnerable groups and individuals.
Lawyers Without Borders Canada is a non-governmental international development organisation whose mission is to contribute to the implementation of human rights for the most vulnerable groups and individuals through the reinforcement of access to justice and legal representation.