Call for Nominations – 2019 G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Medal

Who do you think is deserving of the 2019 G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Medal? It’s easy, confidential and free to nominate!

Annually the association presents the G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Medal for outstanding contribution to criminal justice. G. Arthur Martin was Canada’s greatest criminal advocate before he became a leading jurist with the Ontario Court of Appeal. The award was first awarded in 1989 and has been awarded annually since. One of the medals has been mounted on a wooden base and is housed permanently in the G. Arthur Martin Room at Osgoode Hall. Annually a brass plaque is attached to the base to indicate the new recipient. Details on past winners can be clicking here.

CLA members are invited to nominate any individual who has made significant contributions to criminal justice in Canada.

Recipient Criterion:

The award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to criminal justice in Canada. Nominations are open to any individual properly nominated.

Nomination Process

  • The nominator must be an active full member of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association at the time the nomination is submitted.
  • The nominator will coordinate and submit a nomination package that must include:
    • A formal nomination letter. The letter of nomination will specifically state why the nominee is deserving of the award by providing evidence for how the individual has made significant contributions to criminal justice in Canada. Sufficient detail should be supplied to assist the Award Selection Committee deliberations.
    • A curriculum vitae or resume of the nominee.
    • Three (and only three) letters of support from individuals familiar with the nominee’s contributions.
  • Nominations are to be submitted in English.
  • Nominations will be held in confidence. The nominee is not required to be notified of the nomination.
  • Only nominations submitted in accordance with the aforementioned criteria will be accepted
  • Nominations are due by March 25, 2019 at 5 p.m. ET at the Association Offices addressed to:
    Anthony Laycock
    Executive Director
    Criminal Lawyers’ Association
    189 Queen Street East, Suite 1
    Toronto, Ontario M5A 1S2
    For couriers please include: “Buzzer 11” in the address

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