: Lydia Bugden Recognized with Progress Women of Excellence Award

November 20, 2009


Stewart McKelvey’s Lydia Bugden was recently recognized by Progress Magazine with a Women of Excellence award in the Management and Professions category. A Partner in the Halifax office, Bugden was awarded the honour for her exemplary work in the legal profession as well as for her numerous contributions to several community organizations.

“It's rewarding to see Lydia’s passion for her work and years of dedication to her profession and her community be acknowledged," says Stewart McKelvey’s Chief Executive Officer John Rogers, Q.C. "Lydia’s experience and successes make her a most deserving recipient.”

The Progress Women of Excellence Awards recognize extraordinary contributions from women in business whose works have made powerful impacts on their industry and communities.

Within Stewart McKelvey, Bugden has held a number of leadership roles and currently serves on the firm’s partnership board. Her community involvement focuses on child and youth initiatives where she sits on the Board of the YMCA and chairs its Strong Kids Strategy Committee, is Vice-Chair of Phoenix Youth Programs and has recently assumed the role as 2010/2011 Chair of the JA Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame Board of Governors.

Bugden was named to the Top 40 Under 40 by LEXPERT Magazine in 2004, noted as a leading corporate-commercial practitioner in the 2006 - 2010 Canadian LEXPERT Legal Directories and recently named again to the Best Lawyers in Canada list for Corporate Law.

Stewart McKelvey is one of Canada’s 20 largest firms, with over 220 lawyers and 350 staff in six offices across the region.

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