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Early Career Achievement Award – 2024 Recipients

The Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador is pleased to congratulate Allison Conway, Justin Caines, and Caitlin Urquhart, the distinguished recipients of this year’s Early Career Achievement Award.




Allison Conway

Allison Conway’s distinguished legal career is marked by a steadfast commitment to justice and community service. With a Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in Constitutional Law, she exemplifies a relentless pursuit of knowledge. Beyond academia, Allison’s dedication to clients and the Francophone community underscores her legal acumen and devotion to fairness. Her diverse roles, including as an adjudicator with the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission, highlight her dedicated pursuit of equality. Additionally, Allison’s passion for community service shines through her mentorship, participation in access to justice programs, and volunteer work. Her embodiment of professionalism sets a high standard for all.


Justin Caines 

Justin’s exceptional legal expertise shined through his work at the Department of Justice and Public Safety, demonstrating unwavering dedication to public service. His involvement with organizations like the Canadian Bar Association and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Chartered Professional Accountants underscores his commitment to equality and professional standards. As provincial chair of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, Justin advocates for professional excellence, while his volunteer efforts with the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador reflect his commitment to promoting ethical standards. His remarkable legal contributions and community engagement speak volumes about his compassion and consistent pursuit of justice.


Caitlin Urquhart

Caitlin Urquhart has garnered acclaim for her extraordinary contributions since entering the legal profession in 2015. With expertise in child protection, family, and Aboriginal law, Caitlin also dedicates her time to advocating for environmental justice, Indigenous rights, and gender equity, as highlighted by her extensive volunteer work. Her leadership as Chair of the Women Lawyers Forum and her recognition with the Douglas Miller Rising Star Award underscore her significant influence within the legal community and beyond. Caitlin’s achievements reflect her commitment to excellence, driving positive change, and advancing social equity. Her devotion to the legal profession and community empowerment continues to make a profound impact.


Posted: June 19, 2024