A report from the Guyanese Canadian Congress notes that Attorney Devin Persaud, a Guyanese Canadian, was honored for his work on the evening of March 2 with the “Toronto Lawyers’ Association Emerging Excellence Award of Distinction”.
on March 2 in Toronto. The Award recognizes a lawyer who has been in practice for 10 years or less and exemplifies leadership and/or innovation in advancing the TLA’s three pillars of Knowledge, Community, and Advocacy.
Persaud, says the report, is associated with the law form Goodmans LLP, Toronto. He practices in competition, antitrust, foreign investment, marketing, and corporate compliance law. He also advises clients on consumer protection best practices as well as in running internal investigations and implementing corporate compliance programs.
Persaud obtained his law degree from the University of Ottawa where he graduated with distinction. Prior to law school, Persaud received a Bachelor of Business Administration with Distinction, from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Devin Persaud is also the current President of the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto the largest equity seeking bar organization in Canada. The report compliments Persaud saying, “His leadership style is one that fosters the growth of future leaders by ensuring that new lawyers have access to sufficient knowledge, mentorship, community and resources to succeed.” It adds: “Through SABA, Devin puts in great effort to help the profession find equality in both legal recruitment and in the workplace. He created the SABA-Student Liaison Program, which develops a pipeline of future leaders who are currently in law school and also created of the annual SABA Student Recognition Award which has so far awarded over $20,000 in scholarships to high-achieving South-Asian law students”.
The report quotes the President of the TLA Erin O’Donovan: “Devin’s commitment to his clients and the practice of law, combined with his ongoing efforts in helping to bring more inclusivity to the profession have earned him the respect of legal professionals and community members from all backgrounds”.