The Honourable Justice Michele H. Hollins, To Receive the CBA Wellness Subcommittee Award of Excellence

  • March 29, 2019

In recognition of her dedication to raising awareness on mental health and wellness issues throughout her legal career, the CBA is awarding Madam Justice Michele H. Hollins. the 2019 CBA Wellness Subcommittee Award of Excellence.

Justice Hollins has been raising awareness on issues of mental health and personal wellness within the legal profession throughout her career.  During her term as CBA President, she participated in many CBA Wellness projects and initiatives and was instrumental in leading the CBA to speak about and dedicate resources to health and wellness issues.  Her contributions in furthering the wellness agenda at the CBA were ground breaking and will have a long-lasting impact on the legal profession.

The CBA Wellness Subcommittee Award of Excellence recognizes and celebrates an individual’s involvement in lawyers’ assistance and who has displayed, in an exemplary manner, the qualities of knowledge, compassion and dedication to making the lives of lawyers better and more fulfilling.

Quick Facts:

  • In 2017, Michele H. Hollins, was appointed Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta in Calgary.
  • From 2004-2017, she was a Partner at Dunphy Best Blocksom, LLP in Calgary.
  • In 2014-2015 she was National President of the Canadian Bar Association.
  • She was appointed Queen’s Council in 2008.
  • From 1994-2001, she was an Associate at McCarthy Tetrault LLP where she practiced civil and commercial litigation.
  • Madam Justice Hollins holds a B.Sc. (Biochemistry) from Texas Christian University (1987) and an LL.B from the University of Saskatchewan (1992).
  • She is the recipient of many awards including the CBA’s Louis St. Laurent Award (2010) and the Women in Law Leadership Award (Broader Roles) in 2013.

Related links:

CBA Wellness

The Canadian Bar Association

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