Call for Nominations The Randall Echlin Mentorship Award

  • November 27, 2013

About the Award

The Randall Echlin Mentorship Award was established in 2013 by the Ontario Bar Association’s Labour and Employment Law Section in honour of the late Justice Echlin, former Judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and leading member of the Employment and Labour bar.  The Award recognizes Justice Echlin’s exceptional contributions, both to the law, and as an influential mentor, during his career.

Deadline for Nominations

Nominations will close at 5:00 p.m., January 31, 2014.


To be eligible for the Randall Echlin Mentorship Award, an individual must be a member of the Ontario employment and labour bar, a member of the judiciary in Ontario, a Member of the Ontario Labour Relations Board or a labour Arbitrator and have made a significant contribution in the following areas:

  • Leadership through mentorship of junior counsel in the Employment and Labour bar or judiciary
  • Guidance and teaching through the sharing of knowledge and experience
  • Enhancement of the practice of employment and labour law
  • Commitment and contribution to their Community
  • Contribution to the development of Employment and Labour law and policy
  • Skill in advocacy or adjudication related to Employment and Labour policy

Criteria for Selection

Nominees must meet the OBA Universal Minimum Criteria for Section Awards which provide that:

  • All eligible candidates must be OBA members
  • Eligible candidates cannot be members of the current OBA Labour and Employment Section Executive
  • The award shall be given to one recipient only each year

In addition, nominees must not be current members of the Award Nomination Committee or the OBA Board of Directors and must not have been a past recipient of the Randall Echlin Mentorship Award.

Provide Information about Your Nominee

Submit a completed Nomination Form to the Chair of the Award Nomination Committee attaching a brief statement of no more than two typed pages that tell the Committee how your nominee meets the Award criteria above. 

Include with your submission a copy of your nominee’s current CV and confirmation that he or she has been advised of, and consents to, their nomination.

Selection Process

The selection of the Award will be made by the Award Nomination Committee.  Previous submissions will be retained by the Committee and considered in subsequent years at the request of the nominee. 

Presentation of the Award

The Award will be presented at the annual end-of-year event hosted by the OBA Labour and Employment Law Section in May/June 2014.

Submit Your Nomination

Lori Kinch
Sections/PD Co-ordinator, OBA Labour and Employment Law
Ontario Bar Association
300-20 Toronto Street
Toronto ON, M5C 2B8
Fax: (416) 869-1390
Phone: (800) 668-8900 or (416) 869-1047 x 313

Past Recipients

Past recipient winners of the OBA Randall Echlin Mentorship Award include:

2013 - M. Norman Grosman