OBA's Ron Ellis Award Dinner 

Jun. 17, 2014
Toronto ON

OBA's Ron Ellis Award Dinner
Workers' Compensation | 5:30 pm


2014 Award Recipient

Laura A. Russell
Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP

The Workers' Compensation Section of the Ontario Bar Association is very pleased to annouce this year's recipient of the Ron Ellis Award for excellence and outstanding contribution to workers' compensation in Ontario is Laura Russell of Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP.

For twenty-five years, Laura Russell has been a leader in advancing the voice and rights of the employer community in the workers’ compensation system.  In 1988, she founded CompClaim Management a consulting business which served the employer community in workers’ compensation and health and safety program management.  Ms. Russell has been a licensed paralegal since 2008 and in March 2013 Ms. Russell took on a new role as partner at Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP.

Ms. Russell has served on the executive of the OBA Workers’ Compensation Section and has been a frequent speaker/presenter at OBA CPD workshops.  Ms. Russell has also been Chair of the Schedule 2 Employers’ Group for the past three years and has emceed their annual conference for the last four years and presented workshops on various topics.  Ms. Russell has also spoken at CPD events put on by Lancaster House and the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Ms. Russell has been an advocate on behalf of her employer clients but also represented the interest of the broader employer community through meetings with the WSIB and submissions to the WSIB on various topics of concern for employers.

Come join your fellow advocates and adjudicators to celebrate with the section as we present the award on Tuesday, June 17th!

This gathering will also serve as the section’s Annual Meeting. The slate for the 2014 – 2015 OBA Workers' Compensation Law section executive will be presented for approval by the Section members present at the event.


Sarah Schumacher, Workplace Safety & Insurance Appeals Tribunal


Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Agenda 5:30 pm Registration & Reception (Cash Bar)
6:00 pm Dinner followed by Award Presentation
Location: Twenty Toronto Street Conferences and Events
20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON M5C 2B8

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