Awards & Recognition

Join your friends and colleagues to celebrate in-house counsel across Canada! Hosted by the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) and Mondaq, this inaugural celebration will take place on October 10, 2024, at the Omni King Edward in Toronto, Ontario.

Community-Nominated Awards

The festive gala evening will feature the presentation of community-nominated awards, showcasing and celebrating what is truly unique about our community. We encourage the Canadian in-house community to take part in supporting and recognizing their colleagues by nominating a peer (5 individual awards) or a team (2 team awards) demonstrating excellence in the in-house profession.

The nominations for the 2024 Canadian In-House Counsel Celebration close at midnight (Eastern Time) on June 5, 2024.

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Individual Awards

RVA Jones Award
Sponsored by Bennett Jones

The Robert V.A. Jones Award recognizes an exceptional contribution to the development or the promotion of the in-house counsel bar or community, including significant research or writing on related issues, advocacy efforts, etc . It is awarded to a Canadian In-house counsel whose career exemplifies the highest standards of service, conduct and professionalism for in-house counsel.

Up & Comer Award
Sponsored by FASKEN

The Up & Comer Award recognizes excellence among emerging in-house counsels in the private or public sector. Areas of performance might include noteworthy achievements with respect to a significant transaction, management and leadership of a strategic initiative, resolution of material litigation, mentorship other lawyers, demonstration of integrity, pro-bono work, or professional development.

Transition to Business Award
Sponsored by Torkin Manes

The Transition to Business Award recognizes an in-house counsel who has transitioned out of the traditional legal role into a business / strategic or leadership role within an organization. This person embodies the sentiment of advancing the organizational goals through the lens of a business or organizational partner, not just a legal advisor. Roles within HR, Risk Management, Finance and others are considered.

Action in Diversity & Inclusion Award
Sponsored by Cassels

The Action in Diversity & Inclusion Award honours an in-house counsel or legal department who has shown leadership and commitment towards supporting inclusion and diversity in the legal profession. This award recognizes a law department or individual who has demonstrated a tangible and innovative approach to encourage and promote diverse and inclusive workspaces, either within their organization or more broadly across their industry.

Employee Wellness Initiative of the Year Award
Sponsored by Gowling WLG

The Employee Wellness Initiative of the Year Award recognizes a legal department or in-house counsel who has fostered wellness for the workforce through a specific wellness initiative. The overwhelming trend towards increased workloads, pressure, stress and anxiety within the legal profession has strained departments, workforces and wellness. This award shines a light on organizational initiatives that are actively addressing these critical issues.


Legal Department Awards

Innovation Impacting the Profession Award
Sponsored by LexisNexis

Innovation in legal department management is not contained to employing technology. It is understanding the organizational objectives, strategy and change management processes that will make innovation successful. More than using new tools or cost saving measures, the Innovation Impacting the Profession Award recognizes a legal department that has truly moved the needle in a way that sets an example for our profession.

Legal Team of the Year Award

The Legal Team of the Year Award recognizes a boundary shifting legal team, small or large, that has achieved extraordinary outcomes in our uniquely Canadian In-house community. Beyond large transactions or litigation this award recognizes the unique challenges and successes faced by Canadian departments.

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