Anne McLellan has been recognized as one of Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential in the justice system and legal profession in Canada. Anne is a winner in the Changemakers category, which honours those who are catalysts for positive change and innovation in any area of the profession. Canadian Lawyer says that being included in the Top 25, "speaks to a level of respect, the ability to influence public opinion and to help shape the laws of this country and others," and those in the Top 25 uphold the greatest ideals of the profession.
As part of the deciding the winners, nearly 10,000 people voted and commented online. Voter comments of Anne included:
- “She is truly fearless.”
- “The most ethical professional I know.”
- “I’ve never seen a better consensus builder.”