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Daphne Dumont winner of 2016 CBA President's AwardAugust 11, 2016

Daphne Dumont of Prince Edward Island is the recipient of this year’s Canadian Bar Association’s (CBA) 2016 President’s Award.  The award recognizes Ms. Dumont’s significant contribution to the CBA, women’s issues and her community.

Dumont, a partner in the Charlottetown law firm Macnutt & Dumont, earned her law degree at Oxford University in 1976, becoming the first woman admitted to study law at any of the Oxford men’s colleges. She served on the national task force on gender equality in the legal profession with former Supreme Court justice Bertha Wilson and was a founder of LEAF, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund.

“This year’s recipient has been a dedicated, passionate member of the CBA for nearly 40 years.  We are fortunate that women’s rights fall within this trailblazer’s wide array of interests,” said CBA President Janet Fuhrer in presenting the award.