Women’s rights trailblazer receives Canadian Bar Association President’s Award
The 2016 President’s Award was presented to Daphne Dumont Q.C., a lawyer from Prince Edward Island who has been active in the CBA, women’s issues and her community. Read on for more about the founder of LEAF, who was also the first CBA president from her province.
Calgary student Robert Sevalrud wins 2016 Edward K. Rowan-Legg Award
Robert Sevalrud, a Juris Doctor candidate at the University of Calgary, is the recipient of this year’s Edward K. Rowan-Legg award, which recognizes a dedicated contribution to the CBA by a student member. Read on for more.
Cathy Cummings wins Jack Innes Award
This year’s Jack Innes Award, which recognizes contributions by staff to the CBA, was presented to Cathy Cummings, whose sure hand brought calm to the CCCA during a time of upheaval, and who has over the past 18 months played a lead role in ensuring the success of the Re-think project. The award was presented during the 2016 CBA Legal Conference in Ottawa.
Walter Owen Book Prize
The Foundation for Legal Research has awarded the 2016 Walter Owen Book Prize to Pierre-Claude Lafond, professor at Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Law, for his book, Droit de la protection du consommateur : théorie et pratique, published in 2015 by Éditions Yvon Blais. Read on for more.
Paul Smith Memorial Award
The CBA Administrative Law Section is pleased to announce that Benny Chan, a student at McGill University Faculty of Law, is the winner of the 2016 Paul Smith Memorial Award for his paper entitled Inter-Institutional Comity and Deference as Respect. Read on for more.
National Sections Council Award
The National Sections Council Award this year honours two national Sections, both of which have shown their relevance to the association. Read on to find out what set the National Construction and Infrastructure Section and the Intellectual Property Section, apart this year.