The Honourable Madeleine Meilleur, Attorney General of Ontario, the Honourable George Strathy, Chief Justice of Ontario and Ed Upenieks, Ontario Bar Association President with award recipients at the OBA’s Annual Awards Gala.
Last night, the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) recognized outstanding members who have made significant contributions to the practices of law in Ontario. The awards were presented at a sold-out gala at the OBA’s Conference Centre, Twenty Toronto Street in Toronto, Ontario.
“OBA members are committed to advancing the interests of the justice system,” says OBA President Ed Upenieks. “An OBA award recognizes an exceptional achievement in a lawyer’s career and provides a special opportunity to acknowledge their outstanding contributions to the profession.” This year’s recipients are:
OBA'S AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Angela J. Swan, Aird & Berlis LLP
Jerry B. Udell, McTague Law Firm LLP
Frank E. Walwyn, Weirfoulds LLP
OBA'S LINDA ADLAM MANNING AWARD
Karen Perron, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
OBA'S HEATHER MCARTHUR MEMORIAL YOUNG LAWYERS' AWARD
Brock B. Jones, Ministry of Attorney General
OBA'S PRESIDENT'S AWARD
Susheel Gupta, Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
The Attorney General also presented the Mundell Medal for Legal Writing.
Click here for bios on OBA award recipients. Over the next few months, the OBA sections will host a series of individual award events to acknowledge top performing lawyers in specific practice areas. For further information visit OBA AWARDS.
The OBA, a branch of the Canadian Bar Association, is the voice of the legal profession in Ontario, representing more than 16,000 lawyers, judges, law professors and law students throughout the province.
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