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Awards

About Our Awards

Each year, the Awards Committee of the CCLA selects winners for the following awards:

Carleton Medal
Gordon F. Henderson Award
Regional Senior Justice Award
The Hon. Heidi Levenson Polowin Award for Family Law
Abe Feinstein Solicitor Award

The Carleton Medal, Gordon F. Henderson, and Regional Senior Justice Awards are presented to recipients at the Annual CCLA Awards Dinner in March. The Hon. Heidi Levenson Polowin Award for Family Law is presented at the Annual Institute of Family Law in April, and the Abe Feinstein Solicitor Award is presented at the East Region Solicitors' Conference in May.

We also annually celebrate the 50th anniversary of our members Call to the Bar with our 50 Years at the Bar Umbrellas ceremony.

 

Nomination Forms

Nominations for our awards are currently being accepted. Please click here (EN / FR) for the nomination form. Nominations are due to the CCLA by January 31, 2018.

 

Carleton Medal

The Carleton Medal is given to a lawyer (including a retired lawyer, judge, former judge, or paralegal) who is most deserving of recognition for great diligence, high ideals and outstanding leadership in the practice of law throughout their career. Those who will receive the medal will have made a significant contribution to the profession of law, whether as a solicitor in effectively performing services in that position, as a barrister in attaining an excellent reputation in the courts, as an academic, or for a single act of notable distinction that advances the ideals of the profession. The medal will be awarded only to a member or former member of the County of Carleton Law Association.

For a full list of our Carleton Medal recipients, please click here.

Congratulations to Jacques A. Emond (left) and Lynn H. Hardnen (right), the 2016 Carleton Medal recipients!


 

Gordon F. Henderson Award

The Gordon F. Henderson Award is presented to a lawyer (including a retired lawyer, a judge, a former judge, or a paralegal) who has made a significant contribution to the welfare of the community by performing charitable services on behalf of the community. In recognition of the recipient’s their great dedication and high ideals in service to the community, a $1,000 donation will be made by the CCLA, on the recipient’s behalf, to a charity of the recipient's choice. The award will be given only to a member or former member of the County of Carleton Law Association.

For a full list of our Gordon F. Henderson Award recipients, please click here.

Congratulations to Jonathan M. Richardson, the 2016 Gordon F. Henderson Award recipient!


 

Regional Senior Justice Award

The County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA) established the Regional Senior Justice (RSJ) Award in 2003 to honour a lawyer in practice ten (10) years or less who has made an outstanding contribution as a litigator or as a solicitor within the profession through his/her excellence as a professional, as well as outside the profession by making an outstanding contribution to the community. The RSJ Award will be awarded only to a member or former member of the County of Carleton Law Association.

For a full list of our Regional Senior Justice Award recipients, please click here.

Congratulations to Erin Lepine, the 2016 Regional Senior Justice Award recipient!


 

The Hon. Heidi Levenson Polowin Award for Family Law

The Polowin Award is given to a lawyer who has made an outstanding contribution to the practice of family law through their career, whether as a litigator, solicitor, judge and/or alternative dispute resolution neutral. The medal will be awarded only to a member or former member of the County of Carleton Law Association. In recognition of the recipient’s great dedication to and high ideals in the practice of family law, a $1,000 donation will be made by the Polowin Family in Heidi’s memory to a charity of the recipient's choice.

This award will be presented for the first time in 2018.

 

Abe Feinstein Solicitor Award

The Abe Feinstein Award is given to a solicitor who has distinguished themselves throughout their career by exemplary service to the Association and to the profession and has shown commitment to the community. This will be awarded only to a member or former member of the County of Carleton Law Association.

For a full list of our Abe Feinstein Solicitor Award recipients, please click here.

Congratulations to Nancy Cook Johnson (middle), the 2016 Abe Feinstein Award recipient!


 

50 Years at the Bar Umbrellas

Each year at our Annual General Meeting, we celebrate those members of the CCLA who celebrated the 50th anniversary of their Call in the previous year. Celebrants receive an engraved umbrella to mark the occasion, and also officially become honourary members of the Association.

Congratulations to our "Class of 1966"!

 

Awards Committee

The terms of reference for the Awards Committee can be found here. Current committee members can be found below.

Committee Member Phone Email
Martin Thompson, McMillan LLP 613-691-6104 martin.thompson@mcmillan.ca
Kirsten Crain, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP 613-787-3741 kcrain@blg.com
Abraham Feinstein QC, Soloway, Wright LLP   feinstea@solowaywright.com
Israel Gencher, Langevin Morris Smith LLP
613-230-5787 igencher@lmslawyers.com
Jim McIninch, Bell Baker LLP 613-237-3448 x 331 jmcininch@bellbaker.com
Barbara Thompson, Thompson Summers 613-688-0433 x 301 bthompson@thompsonsummers.com
D. Lynne Watt, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP 613-786-8695 lynne.watt@gowlingwlg.com