Fellowships

OBA Foundation Chief Justice of Ontario Fellowships

 

The OBA Foundation administers and funds The OBA Foundation Chief Justice of Ontario Fellowships in Legal Ethics and Professionalism.

Previously administered by The Chief Justice of Ontario’s Advisory Committee on Professionalism, the Fellowships were awarded in 2013-2014 as follows:

A grant of $15,000 was awarded to Professor Alice Woolley of the University of Calgary, recipient of the Chief Justice of Ontario Fellowship in Legal Ethics and Professionalism Research.   Professor Woolley’s research project will consider the significance of the lawyer’s status as a fiduciary in defining the lawyer’s duties, in particular duties of loyalty and confidentiality.

A grant of $5,000 was awarded to Amy Salyzyn, a graduate student, Yale University Law School, recipient of the Chief Justice of Ontario Fellowship in Legal Ethics and Professionalism Studies.  Her project will study the ethical implications of lawyers’ pre-litigation demand letters.

The OBA Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 Fellowships.  The deadline for applications is Friday, July 11, 2014. To apply, consult the Fellowship Terms of Reference and Call for Applications.

Past Recipients:

2012-2013 Winners

A grant of $15,000 was awarded to Professor Brent Cotter of the University of Saskatchewan and Professors Richard Devlin and Jocelyn Downie of Dalhousie University, recipients of the Chief Justice of Ontario Fellowship in Legal Ethics and Professionalism Research. Their project is “Video Vignettes in Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility (Confidentiality, Conflicts of Interest, Competence and Quality of Service, Civility and Professionalism and Access to Justice / Pro Bono).”

A grant of $5,000 was awarded to Ms. Hanna Askew, student, Osgoode Hall Law School, recipient of the Chief Justice of Ontario Fellowship in Legal Ethics and Professionalism Studies. Her project is “Educational Strategies to Foster Inter-cultural Understanding of Aboriginal Legal Perspectives among New Legal Professionals.”