LAO board member receives Lincoln Alexander award

Posted on: Friday, July 2, 2010

Aly N. Alibhai, who sits on Legal Aid Ontario’s Board of Directors, has been honoured by the Law Society of Upper Canada with the Lincoln Alexander Award. The award was presented by Treasurer W.A. Derry Millar at a special ceremony at Osgoode Hall on June 17, 2010.

The Lincoln Alexander Award recognizes an Ontario lawyer who has demonstrated a commitment to the public and its well-being through community service. The award was created in 2002 in honour of former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Member of Parliament and Law Society Medal recipient The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander, P.C., C.C., O. Ont., Q.C., LSM, to reward his dedication to the people of Ontario and the legal community.

Aly N. Alibhai is senior counsel and director in the International Legal Programs Section (ILPS) of the federal Department of Justice Canada. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, he served as a senior policy advisor to the Solicitor General of Canada.

Mr. Alibhai is very actively involved in the community and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation, Peacebuilders International, the John Howard Society of Ottawa and Joan of Arc Academy. He also serves as a member of the Dean's Advisory Council for Osgoode Hall Law School, and as a member of the Organizing Committee for the Raoul Wallenberg International Human Rights Symposium.

In recognition of his volunteer and community service, Mr. Alibhai has been previously awarded the Deputy Minister of Justice Humanitarian Excellence Award (2001) and the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002).

He obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia in 1987 and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Windsor in 1990, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1992.