Canadian Corporate Counsel Association

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For In-House Counsel In Canada



The CCCA awards are given out annually at the National Conference. The 2015 awards will be presented on Monday, April 20, 2015 in Toronto. Nominations for 2015 awards will open soon.

Robert V.A. Jones Award

The CCCA bestows the Robert V.A. Jones Award in recognition of excellence in corporate counsel service. It is awarded to a regular member of the CCCA whose career exemplifies the highest standards of service, conduct and professionalism for corporate counsel.

The Robert V.A. Jones Award is named after the founding executive director of the CCCA, who served the association from 1989 to 1999. Bob Jones’ leadership and commitment to the advancement of the in-house counsel community set a high standard for all CCCA members, and especially for the recipients of this annual Award.

After seven years of private commercial practice in Hamilton, Ontario, Bob Jones joined the fledgling law department of The T. Eaton Co. Ltd. in late 1961, becoming General Counsel of that storied company two years later. He served the company through a national expansion that extended through to his early retirement in 1989. He went on to found RVA Jones Associates Inc., providing law firms and private- and public-sector law departments with counseling on corporate service delivery.

In recognition of his contributions, he was honoured by the Canadian Bar Association in 1999 with an Honorary Lifetime Membership, and by the CCCA with the establishment of the annual award for excellence in corporate counsel service that bears his name.

View past winners of the Robert V.A. Jones Award

Community Builder Award

The Community Builder Award recognizes pro bono, community, or corporate social responsibility efforts by CCCA members.

Professional Contribution Award

The Professional Contribution Award recognizes an individual or group (including a CCCA Chapter, Committee or Task Force) who or which raises the profile of the CCCA in the professional community.

Special Contribution Award

The Special Contribution Award recognizes an individual who has made an extraordinary, one-time contribution to further the objectives of the CCCA.

Up and Comer Award

The Up and Comer Award recognizes a CCCA Regular member with less than 10 years in-house who has had strong participation at any level within the profession and especially within both the CCCA and the organization they serve.

CCCA Magazine

Leading Corporate Counsel

In this issue:

  • Putting Ethics into Code
    In this age of globalization, with increasingly more regulations and oversight requirements, a strong code of conduct and ethical culture - that begins at the top - are essential to ensure good judgement calls at all levels. Read more
  • Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down: Lessons on Leading
    The Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Armed Forces shares his lessons in leading a globally-deployed team of "in-house" professionals, who must provide reliable legal advice when the stakes are high. Read more
  • Separating Church and State: The Debate over Compliance
    In-house counsel weigh in on the benefits and challenges of housing compliance within and outside of the legal department. Read more

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