OBA Award of Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution

About the Award

The ADR Award of Excellence recognizes exceptional contributions and/or achievements in Alternative Dispute Resolution in two or more of the following areas: Excellence in the practice of ADR; Participation in continuing legal education at the OBA, Canadian Bar Association, Law Society of Upper Canada or other organizations on ADR issues; Writing and teaching on ADR issues; Mentoring of other persons in ADR; Participation in law reform initiatives that touch upon ADR; and Promotion of the use of, and generally providing leadership in ADR.

Eligibility

The nominee must be a member of the CBA/OBA in good standing, but cannot be a member of the current Executive Committee of the section.

Criteria

The following criteria will be considered in determining the recipient of the Award.

  • Excellence in the practice of ADR;
  • Participation in continuing legal education at the OBA, Canadian Bar Association, Law Society of Upper Canada or other organizations on ADR issues;
  • Writing and teaching on ADR issues;
  • Mentoring of other persons in ADR;
  • Participation in law reform initiatives that touch upon ADR; and
  • Promotion of the use of, and generally providing leadership in ADR.

The nominee must qualify under at least two of the criteria set out above.

Nomination Procedure

A nomination requires the signature of one OBA member in good standing. To assist the Committee, each nomination shall be accompanied by a summary of the reasons for the nomination.

Selection Process

The final decision shall be made by a majority vote of the Executive at a regular meeting of the Section Executive or at a special meeting of the Executive called for the purpose.

Presentation

The award is presented usually in the Fall of the current year.

Award

A plaque is presented to the recipient.

Additional Information

Eric Gossin
Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution
(416) 224-1996

Janet Green
Sections/PD Co-ordinator
(800) 668-8900 or (416) 869-1047 ext. 312
jgreen@oba.org

To Inquire About Sponsorship Opportunities:

Nicholas Casimir
Manager of Sponsorship and Fundraising
(800) 668-8900 or (416) 869-1047 ext. 406
ncasimir@oba.org

Past Winners

2016 Award Recipient

Jonathan T. Fidler

JONATHAN T. FIDLER
MALACH FIDLER SUGAR & LUXENBERG LLP

The OBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section proudly to celebrates Jonathan T. Fidler, the recipient of the 2016 OBA Award of Excellence for Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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Past recipient winners of the Award for Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution include:

  • 2016 - Jonathan T. Fidler
  • 2015 - Harvey J. Kirsh
  • 2014 - Hilary Linton, Toronto
  • 2013 - R. Roy McMurtry, Q.C., Toronto 
  • 2012 -  Philip Epstein, Q.C., Toronto
  • 2011 -  Barry B. Fisher, Toronto
  • 2010 - The Honourable MR. Robert N. Beaudoin, Ottawa
  • 2009 - Paul M. Iacono, Q.C., Toronto
  • 2008 - The Honourable Warren K. Winkler, Toronto
  • 2007 - Anne E. Grant,  Toronto
  • 2006 - Allan J. Stitt - Toronto
  • 2005 - Leslie Macleod - Toronto
  • 2004 - Rick Weiler - Toronto 
  • 2003 - Kathleen Kelly - Toronto
  • 2002 - Dr. Barbara Landau - Toronto 
  • 2001 - Donald E. Short - Toronto
  • 2000 - Joint recipients - D. Paul Emond & June Maresca - both of Toronto (Maresca - now a Judge)
  • 1999 - Genevieve A. Chornenki - Toronto