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Barbara L. Legate Inducted into Litigation Counsel of America

November 2, 2010 (London, ON) – Barbara L. Legate of the London, Ontario law firm Legate & Associates was inducted as a Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) at the LCA’s 2010 Fall Conference held last week in Naples, Florida. Ms. Legate had the distinction of being one of three Canadians to be inducted as a Fellow this year.

LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of 3,000 Fellows. Fellowship in the LCA is by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation.

“I’m honoured to receive this recognition from the LCA,” said Barbara L. Legate, Legate & Associates. “My practice has always been dedicated to obtaining full and fair compensation for our clients. Professional acknowledgment, such as this honour, speaks to our firm’s reputation as respected advocates among our clients, the Courts and the legal community.”

New Fellows of the LCA were formally inducted into the trial lawyer honorary society at a dinner and ceremony held last Thursday evening, October 28, 2010. The LCA’s conferences are designed for Fellows of the LCA to address practical issues and topics challenging litigators in today’s changing legal environment, and to afford the opportunity to interact with some of North America’s finest trial and appellate lawyers.

About Barbara L. Legate

Barbara L. Legate founded Legate & Associates, a personal injury law firm in London. As barrister and solicitor at the firm with over 30 years of experience, she believes in results for injured children, adults and their families. Her practice is known particularly for incidents of serious injury, wrongful death, birth trauma, car crashes, recreational injuries, and faulty premises.

Ms. Legate is past president (1998-99) of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) and was recognized in 2009 at the OTLA Celebration of the Personal Injury Bar. The Canadian Lexpert® Legal Directory lists Ms. Legate as Southwestern Ontario’s most recommended personal injury lawyer by her peers. Earlier in 2010, she was recognized as “Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation” in London/Windsor by Best Lawyers in Canada, a leading survey of lawyers worldwide.

Ms. Legate contributes to the legal community as a published author on personal injury matters; as chair of prestigious conferences including the Law Society of Upper Canada Special Lectures in Personal Injury Law and the OTLA/OBA Symposium on Auto Insurance Law Reform; and as lecturer at all legal organizations, including the UWO Law School and twice at the Superior Court of Justice conferences. She developed the “Bike Helmets on Kids Campaign” to provide bike helmets to children in London schools, and chaired the Canadian Paraplegic Association London Wheelchair Rally. She obtained her L.L.B. at The University of Western Ontario in 1979 and was called to the Bar in 1981.

About The Litigation Council of America

The Litigation Council of America is an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society established to reflect the new face of the American Bar. Membership is limited to 3,500 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. The purpose of the LCA is to recognize deserving, experienced, and highly qualified lawyers, to provide an outlet for scholarly authorship of legal articles on trial and litigation practice, to provide additional sources for professional development, to promote superior advocacy and ethical standards in the practice of law, to assist in community involvement by its membership, and to advance a superior judiciary by taking relevant positions on issues or legislation affecting judicial compensation and/or benefits, as well as those affecting the American litigation processes.

For interview requests, or more information, contact:

Amanda Tadgell, Legate & Associates LLP 
519-672-1953 
a.tadgell@legate.ca