Cornwall Lawyer Wins Award

By Bob Peters
June 12, 2010

Cornwall lawyer Michele Allinotte has been honoured with a 2010 Precedent Setter Award by Precedent Magazine, Ontario's first independent legal magazine for young lawyers.

The inaugural Precedent Setter Awards recognize lawyers that have shown excellence and leadership in their practices and communities.

"Precedent Magazine is such an important, valuable publication and I'm sincerely thrilled to have won this prestigious award. It's an honour to be chosen by such a well-respected group of my colleagues," said Michele Allinotte. "I genuinely love my job, helping people in my community make the best legal decisions for their families and their businesses. To win this amazing industry award is just icing on the cake,"

The contest was judged by a panel of lawyers, who selected winners they deemed "trailblazers" in the legal industry. The winners were recognized for their intense enthusiasm for the law, contributions to their communities and commitment to setting an impressive precedent.

Allinotte was spotlighted as being the only female business law practitioner in Cornwall, starting her own successful practice and being the Co-founder of Young Lawyers of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry. The magazine also highlighted her recent accomplishment of being named Cornwall's favourite lawyer in a local newspaper's poll of readers. Additionally, the judges commended her for being an early adopter of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, and for having more than 1,400 followers on Twitter. They were impressed by her online presence, including her popular blog, which covers a variety of important legal topics - such as estate planning, home buying and business law - as well as more personal touches, like endearing stories about her family and hobbies.

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