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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 [insert picture]

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 unwavering 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 excellence and professionalism sets a high standard for all.

Justin Caines [insert picture]

Justin’s exceptional legal expertise shines through his work at the Department of Justice and Public Safety, demonstrating unwavering dedication to public service. His involvement with esteemed organizations like the Canadian Bar Association and the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission underscores his commitment to justice and equality. As provincial chair of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, he advocates for professional excellence. Justin’s volunteer efforts with organizations like the Public Legal Information Association of NL and the Journey Project reflect his commitment to supporting vulnerable populations. His remarkable legal contributions and community engagement speak volumes about his commitment to excellence and compassion.

Caitlin Urquhart [insert picture]

Caitlin’s legal journey began with her Call to the Bar in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2015. Under the mentorship of Justice Melanie Del Rizzo, she excelled in family law, child protection, and aboriginal law. As Chair of the Canadian Bar Association-Newfoundland and Labrador’s Women Lawyers Forum, Caitlin demonstrated her commitment to inclusivity within the legal profession. Her advocacy for electoral reform and government accountability garnered national recognition, reflecting her dedication to advancing justice and community upliftment. Caitlin’s contributions embody the spirit of excellence and inspire us all, motivating positive change and fostering a more equitable society. Her unwavering dedication to the legal profession and community upliftment continues to leave a lasting impact.


June 2024