2021 Award Recipient
The OBA’s Pensions & Benefits Section is pleased to announce Murray Gold as the recipient of its 2021 Award of Excellence in Pensions & Benefits Law.
Breakfast Recognition and Annual Meeting Notice
June 22, 2021 - 8:45 am (Zoom Virtual Celebration)
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About the Award
The OBA Award of Excellence in Pensions and Benefits Law was established in 2007 to recognize exceptional contributions to the field of pensions and benefits law. The inaugural award was presented to The Honourable Eileen Gillese in 2009.
To be eligible for the OBA Award of Excellence in Pensions and Benefits Law, an individual must have practiced pensions and benefits law in Ontario, and made a significant contribution in one or more of the following areas:
- Enhancement of the practice of pensions and benefits law;
- Development of pensions and benefits law, including teaching, writing and advocacy;
- Leadership through participation in governmental/regulatory bodies and professional associations, including the OBA;
- Mentoring and teaching through the sharing of knowledge and experience;
- Advocacy and/or adjudication.
- Length of distinguished service
Nominees are required to be members in good standing of the Canadian Bar Association/Ontario Bar Association, currently in practice or retired. Current members of the OBA Pensions and Benefits Section Executive are not eligible to be nominated. Nominations of both practicing and retired members of the Association are encouraged. Note: Retired members must still be members in good standing of the CBA/OBA.
Send in a completed Nomination letter to the Chair of the Award Nomination Committee describing how your nominee meets the Award criteria shown above and gives an overview of the nature and scope of your nominee’s achievements including:
- Professional and academic qualifications
- Participation in professional legal organizations
- Recognized leadership in the Pensions and Benefits bar
- Recognized contributions to the development of pensions and benefits law and policy
- Recognized skill in advocacy or adjudication related to pensions and benefits policy
Please attach a copy of your nominee’s CV to provide the Committee.
While it is not a requirement to notify your nominee that you are putting their name forward, it would be desirable.
Nominations from the previous two years will also be considered by the Committee.
The selection of the Award will be made by the Award Nomination Committee.
The award is presented at the Pensions & Benefits Law Section Dinner held in Toronto in June of each year.
(800) 668-8900 or (416) 869-1047 x 405
- 2020 - Kathryn Bush
- 2019 - Mitch Frazer
- 2018 - Deborah McPhail
- 2017 - Elizabeth M. Brown
- 2016 - Ian McSweeney
- 2015 - Mark Zigler
- 2014 - John G. Goodwin Q.C.
- 2013 - Susan Rowland
- 2012 - Gary Naschen (PH)
- 2011 - Raymond Koskie
- 2010 - John Solursh
- 2009 - The Honourable Eileen E. Gillese