On September 6, 2018, two distinguished members of the CMLA will be honoured in Montreal for their lengthy and successful careers as lawyers, on the occasion of the annual Rentre judiciaire ceremonies of the Barreau du Quebec, marking the re-opening of the courts for the autumn term. The two practitioners concerned are Trevor Bishop (with 60 years of Bar membership), now retired from Brisset Bishop, and Vincent M. Prager (celebrating 50 years as a member of the Bar), who continues to practice with Dentons.
Trevor Bishop started working with the Montreal firm that now includes his name in 1958, immediately following his Bar admission. During some fifty years of practice, he achieved eight victories before the Supreme Court of Canada, including the seminal decision in ITO-International Terminal Operators v. Miida Electronics, and won the respect and admiration of his many clients and all members of the admiralty Bar and Bench.
Vincent M. Prager, called in 1968, after many years working for another leading law firm, now practices as a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group at the Montreal office of Dentons Canada LLP. He has been repeatedly recognized, nationally and internationally, for his expertise in the fields of maritime and aviation law, as well as insurance.
Both jurists have been faithful and active members of the CMLA for decades, and the Association is deeply grateful for their contributions down through the years.
On this occasion, the CMLA wishes to extend hearty congratulations to both Trevor and Vincent on their impressive records of lawyering, as well as warmest good wishes to each of them in all their future endeavours.