All members in good standing of the Ontario Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section are invited to nominate candidates for the annual Ron Ellis Award. This Award was created to recognize exceptional contributions and/or achievements in the field of workers’ compensation law, including:
the development of workers’ compensation law, including teaching, scholarly writing
outstanding advocacy or adjudication;
leadership in the workers’ compensation bar, the government, the Law Society of Upper Canada and/or the Ontario Bar Association in relation to workers’ compensation issues, legislation, and administration;
leadership in the workers’ compensation bar through sharing knowledge, experience, skill and commitment with other new lawyers and the worker, employer and neutral communities;
the enhancement of the practice of workers’ compensation law.
Nominators are requested to send in a written nomination with a curriculum vitae outlining the candidate’s qualifications. The nominator must indicate that the candidate has been advised of the nomination prior to the nomination deadline and consents to the nomination.
All nominations will be reviewed by the Ron Ellis Award Nominations Committee. This Committee will make a recommendation for the successful candidate to the Executive of the Section. The Nominations Committee is composed of equal numbers of representatives from the employer, worker, and neutral members of the Section. All eligible candidates must be OBA members in good standing.
The presentation of this award will be made at the Section award dinner on June 2014.
All nomination information must be sent to Maxine Pun, Ontario Bar Association, 300-20 Toronto Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5C 2B8 no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, 2014.
Coordinator, OBA Workers' Compensation Section
Ontario Bar Association
300-20 Toronto Street
Toronto, ON M5C 2B8