X Awards and Fellowships

27. Purpose

  1. The purpose of the Viscount Bennett Fellowship is to encourage a high standard of legal education, training and ethics as set out in the objects of the Association.
  2. The purpose of the Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Law is to recognize outstanding contribution to the law or to legal scholarship in Canada.
  3. The purpose of the Louis St-Laurent Award of Excellence is to recognize distinguished or exceptional service to the goals of the Association..

28. Rules

  1. The Governance and Equity Committee may establish and publish terms and conditions for the awards and the Fellowship(s).
  2. If in the opinion of the Committee in any year, sufficient funds are available from the income of the trust established for the Viscount Bennett Fellowship, the Committee may either adjust the value of the Fellowship or award more than one Fellowship in that year.
  3. If in any year the Committee in its discretion considers that no candidate should be recommended for the Viscount Bennett Fellowship or any individual award, the Committee's decision in that regard shall be final and no Fellowship or award shall be granted.
  4. The Committee shall report its recommendations on all awards and fellowships to the Board of Directors.
  5. In the case of the Viscount Bennett Fellowship, expenses relating to solicitation of candidates (including the costs of printing applications forms and advertising for candidates) and processing applications (including the expenses of candidates in attending interviews the Committee may reasonably require to make its decision) shall be an appropriate charge on the income from the trust fund. (Board, 18 Jan 2024)