CALE Awards

CALE is pleased to announce the establishment of two new awards to be given out by the Canadian Association for Legal Ethics.

CALE Best Paper Award

This is an award for the best paper in the field of legal ethics and professionalism by an emerging scholar who is a member of CALE.

An emerging scholar is one who is not a tenured professor and who has not been employed or professionally active in the field of legal ethics for more than eight years. Any issue as to whether a member is an emerging scholar is resolved by the Corporate Secretary.

To be eligible, the paper must have been written no earlier than one year before the call for submissions.

It is anticipated, but not required, that applicants will arrange to present their papers at the CALE annual conference. The award will be announced, and if possible presented, at the conference. Applicants will also have the opportunity to publish their paper in the Canadian Bar Review (subject to final approval by the Canadian Bar Review’s editors).

The selection committee is comprised of three people chosen by the Board of Directors. Papers will be assessed based on their originality, the thoroughness of their research and analysis, and the extent to which they advance thinking on topics of importance in the field, nationally or internationally. It is possible that in any year no award is made or that more than one award is made.

Any additional form of the award, beyond the recognition itself, is to be determined by the Board of Directors.

Scholars who wish to have their paper considered for this award CALE should submit an anonymized version of the paper to assistant Chantal Pegg (pegg@ucalgary.ca) by September 30, 2017.

 CALE Lifetime Achievement Award

This is an award to recognize sustained accomplishments in the field of legal ethics and professionalism by a member of CALE.

Each year CALE will call for nominations, on a prescribed form and with supporting letters, by a specific date. The process is administered by the Corporate Secretary.

The award will be announced, and if possible presented, at the CALE annual conference.

The selection committee is comprised of three people chosen by the Board of Directors. It is possible that in any year no award is made or that more than one award is made.

Any issue as to whether a nominee is or has been a member is resolved by the Corporate Secretary.

Any additional form of the award, beyond the recognition itself, is to be determined by the Board of Directors.

The application form to nominate someone for this award can be found here: CALE Lifetime Achievement Award Nomination Form.  Completed forms should be submitted to Stephen Pitel (spitel@UWO.CA) by September 30, 2017.

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