Congratulations to Patricia C. Lane on her appointment as Queen’s Counsel

By Taylor McCaffrey LLP on 2019/06/04

Taylor McCaffrey LLP is very proud to announce that Patricia C. Lane has been appointed Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.) by the lieutenant-governor in council, based on recommendations made by the minister following consultation with an advisory council.

This prestigious title recognizes exceptional merit and contribution to the legal profession. Appointees must demonstrate professional integrity, good character and excellence in the practice of law, and be acknowledged by their peers as leading counsel or exceptionally gifted practitioners. They also must have demonstrated exceptional qualities of leadership in the profession, including in the conduct of the affairs of the Canadian Bar Association, the Law Society of Manitoba and other legal organizations, and/or have done outstanding work in the fields of legal education or legal scholarship.

Pat has had a tremendous effect on our firm. She came to Taylor McCaffrey LLP as an articling student, then proceeded to be an associate, partner and served on our Management Committee for six years.

We are very pleased to see Pat recognized for her excellence in helping families restructure their relationships, her contribution to the development of Collaborative Law, and to the use of plain language in contracts. In addition, she has contributed to the wider community in many ways.

We join Pat in congratulating the other 14 recipients of the Queen’s Counsel 2019 designation. To read the official announcement regarding the 2019 Q.C. recipients, please click here.

Q.C. appointments have not been awarded in Manitoba since 2001, when the practice was ended in the province.  Bill 22, The Queen’s Counsel Act, passed last year, restored Q.C. appointments with a new and transparent eligibility criteria for lawyers in Manitoba.

A formal ceremony in honour of this year’s Q.C. recipients will be held in the fall.

Please join us in congratulating Patricia on this well-deserved appointment.