Toronto (Canada) – Tracey Cohen has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), one of the premier legal associations in North America. The induction ceremony took place on March 2nd before an audience of 750 at the 2019 Spring Meeting of the College at La Quinta, California.
“The ACTL is recognized as the preeminent organization of trial lawyers in North America. Fasken is proud of Tracey’s achievements and remarkable career,” said Peter Feldberg, Firm Managing Partner.
A Partner in the Firm’s Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice in Vancouver and Queen’s Counsel, Tracey joined Fasken in 1992 after clerking for the British Columbia Court of Appeal. She appears before all levels of Court in British Columbia and as counsel in numerous arbitrations and mediations. Tracey has repeatedly been recognized as one of Canada’s top 25 female litigators, participated in the Mansfield Rule Project and is currently a member of the Firm’s partnership board. She holds an LLB from the University of British Columbia and a BA (with distinction) from the University of Toronto.
Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds, who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.
Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5,800 members in the United States and Canada, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction) and Honorary Fellows. The College maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.
Fasken is a leading international law firm with more than 700 lawyers and 10 offices on four continents. Clients rely on us for practical, innovative and cost effective legal services. We solve the most complex business and litigation challenges, providing exceptional value and putting clients at the centre of all we do. For additional information, please visit the Firm’s website at Fasken.com.