Awards & Nominations

CANADIAN IN-HOUSE COUNSEL CELEBRATION 2024

These are the awards for the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) and Mondaq’s celebration. We look forward to announcing the winners at the gala evening on October 10 in the magnificent Crystal Ballroom at the Omni King Edward in Toronto, Ontario.

Nominations will open on April 17 and close on June 5 – follow Mondaq and/or the CCCA on LinkedIn to keep informed.

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We are delighted to announce the finalists for the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA) and Mondaq’s inaugural celebration. We look forward to announcing the winners at the gala evening on October 10 in the magnificent Crystal Ballroom at the Omni King Edward in Toronto, Ontario.

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Awards

RVA Jones Award

The RVA Jones Award is named after Robert V.A. Jones, an in-house counsel who made significant contributions to the in-house counsel community.  The RVA Jones Award is awarded to a Canadian in-house counsel who exemplifies the highest standards of conduct, professionalism, and service as in-house counsel; has made long-term, significant contributions to the promotion and improvement of the Canadian in-house community; is a champion and advocate of the Canadian in-house counsel community, and is viewed by their peers as a leader and a source of inspiration within the Canadian in-house counsel community.

Nominations must include examples of activity and outcomes that demonstrate excellence in this category.

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Bennett Jones

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In-House Counsel Up & Comer Award

The Up & Comer Award recognizes excellence among emerging in-house counsel in the private or public sector who have been called to the bar within the last 10 years. Areas of excellence might include noteworthy achievements with respect to a significant transaction, management and leadership of a strategic initiative, resolution of material litigation, mentorship of other lawyers, demonstration of integrity, pro-bono work, or professional development.

Nominations must include examples of activity and outcomes that demonstrate excellence in this category.

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Fasken

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Transition to Business Award

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.

Nominations must include examples of activity and outcomes that demonstrate excellence in this category.

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Torkin Manes

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Action in Diversity & Inclusion Award

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.

Nominations must include examples of demonstrated activity and outcomes for the specific initiative.

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Cassels

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Employee Wellness Initiative of the Year Award

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.

Nominations must include examples of demonstrated activity and outcomes for the specific initiative.

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Gowling WLG

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Legal Team Awards

Innovation Impacting the Profession Award

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.

Nominations must include examples of demonstrated activity and outcomes for the specific initiative.

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Lexis nexis

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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 legal departments.

Nominations must include examples of activity and outcomes that demonstrate excellence in this category.

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The Nomination Form

We recommend that you have all relevant information to hand before you start the nomination process.

Your Details (the Nominator)

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  1. If the nominee is being considered for an individual award, provide details of service or contribution including various positions or titles held. Provide a brief synopsis of each position and/or professional contribution.
  2. If nominee is being considered for project/initiative award, provide details of the project, objectives, outcomes and the reasons why the project is significant for the in-house community.
  3. If the nominee is being considered for a department award, provide details about the composition of the department, the challenge or obstacle faced, the solution or initiative
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