Awards & Recognition


Each year, we proudly honour excellence in the legal profession

Our annual National Awards celebrate individual excellence, outstanding achievements and superior contributions to the association and the legal profession. We also recognize industry excellence through other awards, fellowships and recognition programs.

If you know someone who has made a difference, we welcome your nominations.

Categories include:

CBA Immigration Law Section - Award of Excellence

The award recognizes a senior member of the National Immigration Law Section with a lengthy and distinguished history of achievement of professional excellence while making a significant contribution to the Canadian Citizenship, Immigration and Re...

CBA President's Award

Recognizes the significant contribution of a Canadian jurist to the legal profession, to the CBA or to public life.

Bill Miller Memorial Award

The Bill Miller Memorial Award was established by the CBA Competition Law Section in memory of the late William (Bill) Miller, former General Counsel of the Competition Bureau Legal Services division of the Department of Justice. This award honour...

Cecilia I. Johnstone Award

This award recognizes women who have achieved professional excellence in their field, who have influenced other women to pursue legal careers, and who have supported career advancement or opened doors for women lawyers in a variety of job settings...

Jack Innes Achievement Award

Recognizes outstanding contribution to the Canadian Bar Association by a current staff member who has shown creativity, innovation, leadership and commitment.

Legal Aid Leader Award

Recognizes legal aid lawyers who have made a significant contribution to access to justice for people in need.