The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers announced the election of Baker McKenzie partner George Avraam as a new Fellow. Election as a Fellow is the highest recognition by ones colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence.

Based in Toronto, George chairs of the Firm's North America Employment & Compensation Practice and is a member of the Global Employment and Compensation Law Practice Group’s Steering Committee. He practices trial and appellate litigation, with a focus on labour, employment, public and administrative law, class actions, education law, and fiduciary duties.

The 24th installation of Fellows will be November 9, 2019 in New Orleans, LA, coincident with the American Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section's Continuing Legal Education Conference. With the current installation, the College is represented by more than 1,400 members in 46 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and eight Canadian Provinces.

The College was the vision of a number of the Fellows. The idea was to further establish this profession in all its aspects as one uniquely important to the world of labor and employment law, individual rights, collective bargaining and dispute resolution. The College was established in 1995 through an initiative of the Council of The Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association. It operates as a free standing organization recognizing those who, by long and outstanding service, have distinguished themselves as leaders in the field.
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