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 Labour & Employment Law Section Student Essay Contest

The CBA Labour and Employment Law Section has established a law student essay contest related to general topics in Canadian Labour and Employment law. The objectives of the contest are to promote and reward interest in labour and employment topics...

CBA President's Award

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

CBA Privacy and Access Law Section Student Essay Contest

The CBA Privacy and Access Law Section established an annual Law Student Essay Contest with the objectives of promoting interest in Privacy and Access Law topics in Canadian law schools and participation by Canadian law students in the Privacy and...

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...