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 (the “Fellowships”).

2022-2023 WINNER

The OBA Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2022-23 Chief Justice of Ontario Fellowship in Legal Ethics and Professionalism Studies will be awarded to Leslie Walden, an ethics and professionalism practitioner and part-time professor in the Faculty of Common Law at the University of Ottawa. 

Mr. Walden has a long history promoting the study of ethical behaviour and professionalism in the legal profession. During his Fellowship year, he hopes to develop new Canadian materials on legal ethics and professionalism in the practice of law in the form of an Ethics and Professionalism Guide.  The Guide is intended to provide a practical reference and teaching tool that incorporates government lawyering into current ethics and professionalism resources.  It aims to provide law students and lawyers with the tools to understand the ethics and professionalism duties and obligations that apply to government lawyers – i.e., to develop their ability to identify and respond professionally to ethical dilemmas they may encounter in practice. The Fellowship was established to promote ethical behaviour and professionalism in the legal profession, to enhance the reputation and the esteem of the profession, and to provide leadership and support for the Academy and the practicing bar, this project is indeed inline with the Fellowships vision.