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Order of Canada: Joseph R. Nuss receives one of Canada's most prestigious honours


Woods congratulates The Honourable Joseph R. Nuss, C.M., Q.C., Ad. E., who becomes a Member of the Order of Canada. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, noted “his lifelong commitment to justice and his support to the Montréal's Jewish community”.

“This award recognizes Mr. Nuss' major contribution to the justice system and, more broadly, to society in general. His unwavering civil commitment to the pursuit of justice is an inspiring example to all members of the firm”, says Caroline Biron, Managing Partner of Woods.

Mr. Nuss is a former Justice of the Quebec Court of Appeal. As a judge, he also acted as mediator within the framework of the system of mediation established in the Quebec Court of Appeal. In his private legal practice, he devoted himself to litigation, and appeared as counsel, in various areas of the law, before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court, all the Courts of Quebec as well as before administrative tribunals. He was counsel before a number of Federal Commissions of Inquiry. Today, at Woods, Mr. Nuss focuses his practice on domestic and international arbitration as well as mediation. 

He was named Queen's Counsel in 1976, inducted Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1986 and was awarded the distinction Ufficiale dell'Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana (Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic) in 2002.

The insignia of Member of the Order of Canada will be bestowed at a ceremony to be held at a later date.

About the Order of Canada

The Order of Canada is the centrepiece of Canada’s honours system and recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. The Order recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country. For more information, please visit the Governor General of Canada web site.

About Woods

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