OBA Announces Winners of Association Awards Gala to be Held in Toronto on May 31 

  • April 27, 2023

The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Association Awards. The recipients will be honoured at the OBA Awards Gala on May 31 in Toronto. 

These outstanding members of the profession are being recognized for their contributions to the practice of law in Ontario and to the OBA. This year’s winners are: 

Award for Distinguished Service 

The Hon. Fred Myers – Superior Court of Justice 

Joel Kuchar Award for Professionalism and Civility 

Frances Wood – Wood Gold LLP 

Linda Adlam Manning Award for Volunteerism 

Kathryn Kendrikx – Hendrikx Family Law 

Richa Sandill – Don Valley Community Legal Services 

David Scott Award for Pro Bono 

Sarah Armstrong - Fasken 

Mundell Medal for Legal Writing  
Presented by The Office of the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General 

Prof. Carissima Mathen – University of Ottawa 

“I am thrilled to congratulate our esteemed award recipients for their exceptional achievements. Not only do they embody the values and mission of our association, they are continually demonstrating unwavering commitment to excellence, service to the profession, and a deep sense of social responsibility," says Kelly McDermott, president of the OBA. "Their dedication to upholding the highest standards of the legal profession, their generosity in giving back to their communities, and their tireless efforts in providing access to justice are what we at the OBA seek to promote and achieve every day. I am immensely proud of their accomplishments and grateful for their tremendous impact on our profession and the justice system, as a whole." 

Come celebrate the achievements of some of Ontario’s brightest legal stars at the OBA’s annual Awards Gala. Click here to purchase tickets. 


Established in 1907, the OBA is the largest voluntary legal association in Ontario representing over 16,000 lawyers, judges, law professors and law students. The OBA provides continuing professional development and advocates for improvements to the law in the interests of the profession and public. 

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