About the Award
The Insolvency Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association is pleased to call for submissions for The Michael MacNaughton Student Writing Award for Insolvency Law. The Award was created to encourage law students who are CBA/OBA Members who are pursuing a J.D. degree at an Ontario law school or registered as a student-at-law member of the Law Society of Upper Canada to prepare a written submission, having regard to the criteria set out below, on a recent case or a topical issue of interest to insolvency practitioners. The late Michael MacNaughton was one of the leading insolvency lawyers in Canada and was well known for his consistent contributions to the body of literature in the area of insolvency and restructuring.
- The individual submitting a written submission must be a law student who is a CBA/OBA member and who is pursuing a J.D. degree at an Ontario law school or registered as a student-at-law member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
- The written submission must be for either:
- a case comment on an insolvency-related case decided in the last two years and of interest to insolvency practitioners; or
- an article which addresses a topical and recent issue of interest to insolvency practitioners.
- The written submission should be no more than 1500 words.
- The deadline for the written submission is April 6, 2018.
- The Executive of the Insolvency Law Section of the OBA will select a winner of the Award by May, 2018.
- The winner of the Award will attend at the Commercial List/OBA/OAIRP Education and Golf Retreat Day (TBA) and participate in the events of the day, at which time the Award will be presented.
- The winner’s written submission will be featured in an OBA Insolvency Law Section publication.
Submissions are due by Friday, April 6, 2018 and should be delivered to:
Patrick Shea, Chair, Insolvency Law Section
c/o Maxine Pun, CPD Coordinator
Ontario Bar Association
300-20 Toronto St.
Toronto, ON, M5C 2B8
Tel.:(416) 869-1047 Ext. 405
Fax: (416) 869-1390