Award for Work on Anti-Trafficking in India Lauded by Canadian Lawyer

October 04, 2017

Torys’ recent TrustLaw Collaboration Award win has been featured by Canadian Lawyer, with associate Lara Guest talking to the publication about what it meant to be named a winner.

Lara Guest led a team including David Wawro, Jaclyn Leader and Molly Reynolds to prepare briefs of law submitted to the Supreme Court of India to diligently and quickly help anti-trafficking non-profit Prajwala and offered “expert advice on existing, relevant laws in India and best practices in other countries for the reporting and blocking of sex crime videos.”

Lara was in London on September 28 to receive the award on behalf of the firm and told Canadian Lawyer there was progress but the exact nature of what the solution would be was not yet determined.

“The fact that this is a global issue that all countries are struggling with, the manner in which the Indian Supreme Court decides to deal with this will be interesting from a global perspective,” she said.

“We have a good relationship with [TrustLaw], they contacted us about this relatively urgent project. It was a really great opportunity for us to work as a team both from our New York and Toronto offices and with the students that work at our office as well.”

You can read more about our pro bono work by heading to the Community page.

You can also read what Prajwala founder Sunitha Krishnan had to say about our work on the case, here.

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