The CCCA Announces 2015 Award Winners

  • April 17, 2015

Toronto – The Canadian Bar Association’s (CBA) Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) announced its roster of award winners for 2015.

The awards recognize CCCA members who raise the profile of the CCCA in the professional community; demonstrate strong participation within the profession, the CCCA and the organization that he or she serves; are involved in pro bono, community or corporate social responsibility; are innovating within their legal departments or organizations; and whose career exemplifies the highest standards of service, conduct and professionalism for corporate counsel.

The 2015 CCCA award winners

Professional Contribution Award

CCCA Ontario Chapter

Up and Comer Award

Lawna Hurl, Senior Legal Counsel, Niska Gas Storage Partners LLC

Community Builder Award

Adrian Lang, Associate General Counsel, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, BMO Financial Group

Innovation Award

Legal Contracting Team, CIBC

R.V.A. Jones Award

Geoffrey D. Creighton, President, In-House Counsel Worldwide and Past Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer, IGM Financial (now retired)

The awards will be presented at the CCCA’s Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Sunday, April 19, 2015 in Toronto. This event is part of the 2015 CCCA National Conference. Media accreditation for the dinner and the conference may be obtained by contacting Hannah Bernstein at

An integral group within the 36,000-member CBA, the CCCA is dedicated to supporting and enhancing the interests of Canadian corporate counsel. CCCA provides uniquely Canadian perspectives, resources, tools, professional development, conferences and peer-to-peer networking opportunities. The CCCA has some 4,500 in-house counsel members.