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Awards

G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Medal

Annually the association presents the G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Medal for outstanding contribution to criminal justice. G. Arthur Martin was Canada’s greatest criminal advocate before he became a leading jurist with the Ontario Court of Appeal. The award was first awarded in 1989 and has been awarded annually since. One of the medals has been mounted on a wooden base and is housed permanently in the G. Arthur Martin Room at Osgoode Hall. Annually a brass plaque is attached to the base to indicate the new recipient.

CLA members are invited to nominate any individual who has made significant contributions to criminal justice in Canada. Details on the nomination process for 2017 will be available in January.

The medal names in his honour are:

1989 G. Arthur Martin
1990 Arthur Maloney
1991 John J. Robinette
1992 Charles L. Dubin
1993 John Ll. Edwards
1994 Martin L. Friedland
1995 Antonio Lamer
1996 Earl J. Levy
1997 Alan D. Gold
1998 Louise Arbour
1999 Peter deC. Cory
2000 Austin Cooper
2001 Edward Greenspan
2002 Marlys Edwardh
2003 Fred Kaufman
2004 James Lockyer
2005 Jack Pinkofsky
2006 Donald Bayne
2007 Paul Copeland
2008 David Humphrey, Sr.
2009 Marc Rosenberg
2010 Brian Greenspan
2011 Morris Fish
2012 Don Stuart
2013 Roy McMurtry
2014 Richard R. Peck
2015 Mark Sandler
2016 Frank Addario


2017 Call for Nominations will open in January.

Recipient Criterion:

The award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to criminal justice in Canada. Nominations are open to any individual properly nominated.

Nomination Process

  • The call for nominations officially opens in January 2017.
  • The nominator must be an active full member of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association at the time the nomination is submitted.
  • The nominator will coordinate and submit a nomination package that must include:
    • A formal nomination letter. The letter of nomination will specifically state why the nominee is deserving of the award by providing evidence for how the individual has made significant contributions to criminal justice in Canada. Sufficient detail should be supplied to assist the Award Selection Committee deliberations.
    • A curriculum vitae or resume of the nominee.
    • Three (and only three) letters of support from individuals familiar with the nominee’s contributions.
  • Nominations are to be submitted in English.
  • Nominations will be held in confidence. The nominee is not required to be notified of the nomination.
  • Only nominations submitted in accordance with the aforementioned criteria will be accepted

Award Selection Committee:

The Awards Selection Committee is comprised of the following four persons: The President of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, the current Chief Justice of Ontario (or their designate), a prominent criminal law academic nominated and approved by the Governing Body, and a member of the community nominated and approved by the Governing Body.

The Award Selection Committee will review all complete nomination packages and make a selection. The nominator and winner will be notified before May 31st. There will only be one winner per year.

Re-Submission of Nomination Packages:

The Association appreciates what is involved in submitting a nomination and would like to keep nominations on file for future consideration. By keeping nominations it ensures that the largest possible pool of persons is considered. This can only add to the quality of the person ultimately chosen and the stature of the award itself. For nomination packages received for which the nominee was not selected as the award winner:

  • The nominator will be contacted and asked if the CLA can keep the nomination on file. If approved:
  • The nomination will be kept on file, annually upon issuing the call for nominations, the nominator will be invited to update their nomination package, if so desired.
  • The nominator must still be an active CLA member for the package to be reconsidered.
  • Nominations will be held for a five-year period, after which a new package will be required if the candidate is to be consider.

Presentation of the Award:

The award is presented annually at the Criminal Lawyers’ Association fall conference. The winner will be asked to attend to receive the award. There is no monetary value to this award.

The 2016 Award Presentation will take place on Saturday October 29, 2016.

Bursaries

The Criminal Lawyers’ is pleased to support a variety of bursaries.

University of Windsor
Faculty of Law

  • Criminal Lawyers’ Association Scholarship Annual award valued at $2000.00

For more information please contact:

Faculty of Law, University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4

York University
Osgoode Hall Law School

  • Criminal Lawyers’ Association Scholarship Annual award valued at $2000.00

For more information please contact:

Osgoode Hall Law School
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
M3J 1P3

University of Western Ontario
Faculty of Law

  • Criminal Lawyers’ Association Award for Second Year Annual award valued at $1500.00
  • Criminal Lawyers’ Association Award for Third Year Annual award valued at $500.00

For more information please contact:

University of Western Ontario
Faculty of Law
London, Ontario
M6A 5B8

Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology
Law Clerk Program

  • Criminal Lawyers’ Association Award Law Clerk Program Annual award valued at $250.00
  • Criminal Lawyers’ Association Award Law Clerk Program (accelerated) Annual award valued at $250.00

For more information please contact:

Seneca College
1750 Finch Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario
M2J 2X5