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Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Law
Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Law
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The Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Law recognizes outstanding contribution to the law or legal scholarship in Canada.                 



  • Candidates must be Canadian citizens.
  • Groups are not acknowledged as candidates.
  • There are no posthumous awards.

The Award is presented at the Canadian Bar Association Mid-Winter Meeting of Council in February. 

Nomination Procedure

  • Nominations must be submitted by individuals.
  • A formal nomination form must be completed.
  • Nominations must be accompanied by three letters of support, stating reasons for the candidate's nomination.
  • A concise Curriculum Vitae of the Nominee must be included.

All supporting documentation must be submitted with the nomination to: The Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Law, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Bar Association, 865 Carling Avenue, Suite 500, Ottawa, ON K1S 5S8.

Deadline for Applications: November 20

Selection Process
The CBA Awards Committee is responsible for selecting the successful candidate.

The Award, created by Governor General Ramon Hnatyshyn takes the form of a medallion designed by the Governor General's Office of Heraldry.

Candidates are responsible for their travel and accommodation expenses to the Awards presentation.

Award Winners


Nomination Form (.pdf)


Deadline for Applications:

November 20


John Hoyles
Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Bar Association

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