CBA announces 2021 award honorees at virtual AGM

  • February 17, 2021

Each year at its annual general meeting the Canadian Bar Association honors members of the legal profession whose contributions to the Association, the legal profession and the justice system mark them out as deserving of special recognition.

This year’s awards were presented during the CBA’s first-ever all-virtual AGM.

Here are this year’s honorees:

President’s Award

CBA President Brad Regehr chose two honorees for this year’s President’s Award:

  • John Borrows, the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria Law School, who is known for his trailblazing work in the field of Indigenous law;
  • Aimée Craft, an associate professor at the University of Ottawa who recognized internationally as a leader in the areas of Indigenous laws, treaties and water.

Louis St-Laurent Award of Excellence

The CBA’s highest award recognizes a lifetime of outstanding service. This year’s honoree is Thomas Ullyett, a career public service lawyer, recognized for being a community-builder who helped to support a generation of Yukon public sector lawyers and lawyers in the North.

Douglas Miller Rising Star Award

Pam Hrick, an associate at Stockwoods Barristers in Toronto who has established herself as a force in the litigation scene since being called to the bar in 2015. She has held a variety of leadership positions within the CBA.

Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Law

Albert Oosterhoff is a leading thinker in the field of trusts and estates law whose texts are used in Canadian law schools and whose writings have been cited in hundreds court cases across the country.

Touchstone Award

Dr. Laverne Jacobs, Associate Dean at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, has dedicated her career to teaching, researching and writing about law and disability, administrative law, and human rights. She is the founder and director of The Law, Disability and Social Change Project, a research and public policy initiative at the University of Windsor.

For more information about the awards, or to be accredited for the CBA’s Annual General Meeting, please contact Kim Covert.

About the CBA

The CBA is dedicated to support for the rule of law, and improvement in the law and the administration of justice.  Some 36,000 lawyers, notaries in Quebec, law teachers and law students from across Canada are members.