We are honoured, humbled and proud to announce that Mr. Andrew Leroy Rudder is the 2022 winner of the CABL Advocacy Award!
The Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) is particularly keen on recognizing Black excellence.
The Advocacy Award is intended to honour advocates who exemplify the finest traditions in advocacy in representing members of our society whose cause may be politically or socially unpopular or against the mainstream, and who make a substantial contribution to achieving the goal of social justice by championing the rights and liberties that are the foundation of democracy.
Special thanks to the other 3 winners of the other CABL awards: Alex Battick (Young Lawyers’ Award), Thelson Desamour (Volunteerism Award), and Sandra Barton (Mentorship Award)!
We are grateful to the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers, a national network of law professionals and individuals committed to reinvesting in the community, for organizing such a memorable event at their 26th Annual Gala (“Beyond the Mask”) in Ottawa last Saturday Night, at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum.
The first addition of the book that CABL put together — “Canada’s Black Judges and Justices: Past * Present * Beyond), which celebrates the legacy of the 64 Black Judges and Justices who have been appointed to the judiciary from across the country, is so important in not only unmasking their tremendous accomplishments and contributions, but also in acknowledging the additional work that needs to be done to enhance the diversity within the judiciary.
Lastly, special thanks to all of our clients, who inspire us every day to advocate tirelessly on their behalf to obtain the justice that they deserve.