OBA Awards Gala 

Sep. 23, 2020
Toronto ON

Come celebrate the achievements of some of Ontario’s brightest legal stars at the OBA Annual Awards Gala.

These outstanding members of the profession have made exceptional contributions to the practice of law in Ontario and to the Ontario Bar Association.

OBA's Presidents Award:

Mitch Kowalski, General Counsel, Canada – Aoyuan International and Gowling WLG Visiting Professor in Legal Innovation, University of Calgary Law School
Crystal O’Donnell, Founder and CEO of Heuristica Discovery Counsel LLP and Vice Chair of CanLII
Maurizio Romanin, Barrister and Solicitor, President and CEO, LawyerDoneDeal Corporation

Award for Distinguished Service:

Michel W. Drapeau, Drapeau Law Office
Ian M. Hull, Hull & Hull LLP
Audrey Ramsay, Blouin, Dunn LLP
Reuben M. Rosenblatt, Minden Gross LLP

Joel Kuchar Award for Professionalism and Civility:

Esi A. Codjoe, Turnpenney Milne LLP
J. Gregory Richards, WeirFoulds LLP

Linda Adlam Manning Award for Volunteerism:

Juliet L. Knapton, Immigration & Refugee Board-Canada

Mundell Medal for Legal Writing:
Chosen by the Ministry of the Attorney General's Mundell Medal Selection Committee

Gillian Hadfield, University of Toronto
David Tanovich, University of Windsor

OBA Foundation Award:

The Honourable Todd Archibald, Superior Court of Justice



Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm  Reception
7:00 pm  Dinner and Awards Presentation
Location: Omni King Edward Hotel
Crystal Ballroom
37 King Street East | Toronto, ON | M5C 1E9


Individual Ticket: $240*
Table of 10: $2,100*

*plus applicable taxes



We continue to monitor and follow the most current recommendations with respect to gatherings. If we are required to cancel or postpone the event, you are ill on the event day, you have been required to self-isolate or your firm protocols continue to preclude your attendance, credits or refunds will be issued for all ticket purchases.


Platinum Sponsors:

Wine Sponsor:

Heuristica Logo


Minden Gross Logo


Turnpenney Milne Logo



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Valerie Dallas
Ontario Bar Association

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