Awards

The Carol Creighton Award

The Carol Creighton Award for Contribution to Public Law is awarded annually to recognize an outstanding government lawyer for exemplary contribution to public service and the profession.

The award is to recognize a lawyer's exceptional achievement in the Ontario public service either over a career or for specific contributions to public law.

Eligible recipients will include lawyers currently or previously employed by the Government of Ontario who have been ALOC members. This includes excluded lawyers (i.e., Ministry of Government Services lawyers) but does not include Crown Attorneys.

Carol Creighton Award Recipients

The following have been recognized as outstanding government lawyers for their exemplary contribution to public service and the profession as recipients of the Carol Creighton Award for Contribution to Public Law:

Laura A. Hopkins 2015 Office of Legislative Counsel
Daphne Intrator 2014 Crown Law Office, Civil
Janet E. Minor 2013 Constitutional Law Branch
Kim Twohig 2012 Crown Law Office, Civil
Leslie McIntosh 2011 Crown Law Office, Civil
Jeff Levitt 2010 Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
John Twohig 2008 Justice Policy Development Branch
Michael Fleishman 2007 Crown Law Office, Civil
Mel Springman 2006 Ministry of Health
Dennis W. Brown 2005 Crown Law Office, Civil
Thomas H. Wickett 2003 Crown Law Office, Civil
Ralph H. Lewis 2002 Ministry of Consumer & Commercial Relations
Anu Church 2002 Ministry of Education
Donald Revell 2001 Office of Legislative Counsel
Tim McCabe 2000 Crown Law Office, Civil

Selection

The Selection Committee will be chaired by the President of ALOC and composed of the following individuals (pending their availability and willingness to participate):
  • one ALOC nominee;
  • one Constitutional Law Branch nominee;
  • the Deputy Attorney General (or his/her nominee); and
  • a judge who was previously employed in the civil service, to be selected by the Chair of the Committee in consultation with the Committee members.
In the event that any of the positions or organizations composing the Selection Committee ceases to exist, a member of the Selection Committee may be nominated or selected from the successor to that position or organization.


Nominations

Nominations should include one letter of nomination plus at least two supporting letters. Nominations may also include other supporting material. The consent of the nominee to his or her nomination must also be provided.

The Michael Fleishman Crown Counsel Award

Eligible recipients are ALOC members who are working in an ALOC position and are between five and ten years of call. The Michael Fleishman Crown Counsel Award will be awarded annually to recognize a lawyer who embodies many of the characteristics demonstrated by former ALOC president, Michael Fleishman, including:

  • Has devoted his or her career to the public service. Preference will be given to those who have articled and spent their careers with the OPS;
  • Mentors and shows an interest in junior counsel and students by sharing his or her knowledge, experience, and skill;
  • Enhances the quality of life in his or her branch;
  • Promotes harmony and camaraderie amongst counsel and staff in his or her branch;
  • Has contributed to the development of public law through his or her legal practice, scholarly writing, or speaking commitments;
  • Has shown a commitment to community service or volunteerism; and
  • Has shown a commitment to fairness and social justice.

Michael Fleishman Crown Counsel Award Recipients

The following have been recognized as worthy recipients of the Michael Fleishman Crown Counsel Award for their exceptional dedication to public law, mentoring and promotion of harmony and camaraderie in their legal services branches.

Kristin Smith 2015 Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Kisha Chatterjee 2014 Crown Law Office, Civil
Graham Boswell 2013 Justice Policy Development Branch
Zachary Green 2012 Constitutional Law Branch
Shannon Chace 2011 Constitutional Law Branch
Liam Scott 2010 Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

Selection

All nominations will be considered by a Selection Committee. The Selection Committee is chaired by the President of ALOC and is composed of:

  • An ALOC member chosen by the President of ALOC, which will alternate between a litigator and solicitor;
  • A nominee from the Crown Law Office – Civil, chosen by the Director of CLOC;
  • The Deputy Attorney General (or his/her nominee); and
  • A judge who was previously employed in the civil service.

The Award is presented each year at the ALOC/Government of Ontario Annual Educational Conference.

Nominations

Nominations should include one letter of nomination plus at least two supporting letters. Nominations may also include other supporting material. The consent of the nominee to his or her nomination must also be provided.

 

The OBA’s Tom Marshall Award for Excellence by a Public Sector Lawyer

The Ontario Bar Association introduced the Tom Marshall Award for Excellence by a Public Sector Lawyer. This award recognizes excellence by a public sector lawyer in any level of government, crown corporation, legal aid office or clinic, public statutory body, or board, agency or commission. Tom Marshall was a past President of the Ontario Bar Association and, prior to his retirement, an ALOC member working at Crown Law Office Civil at the Ministry of the Attorney General.

The late Michael Fleishman, past president of ALOC, was one of the recipients of 2012 Tom Marshall Award for Excellence. The remarks made by Tom Marshall at the award presentation can be found here.

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EXCELSIOR Awards

The EXCELSIOR Awards Program is a Ministry of the Attorney General initiative recognizing the contributions of Ministry staff who go to extraordinary lengths to serve the public. Awards are made for both individual and team contributions, efforts and achievements in one of the following four categories: Excellence in Teamwork, Innovation, Outstanding Achievement and Quality Customer Service.

Amethyst Awards

The Amethyst Award recognizes outstanding achievements by members of the Ontario Public Service. These are people who have extended themselves, whether in creating a whole new way of delivering a service, developing time and money-saving technology, or showing extraordinary professionalism and care in performing their daily tasks.

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