Jennifer Taylor receives Zöe Odei Young Lawyers’ Award

At the Canadian Bar Association – Nova Scotia branch Mid-Winter Conference, it was announced that research lawyer Jennifer Taylor was the recipient of the Zöe Odei Young Lawyers’ Award. This recognition is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the Canadian Bar Association (“CBA”) or the community in which they live.

Jennifer is extremely active in the CBA, as well as the larger Halifax community. From helping refugees, to sitting on the Halifax Dance Board of Directors and all stops in between, Jennifer is always prepared to help out and give of her time.

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