The awards are for members, whether Lawyers, Justices or Crown Attorneys, and are meant to recognize service. There are two awards. The criteria are as follows:
Award 1 – Service to Community
A member who has performed work over a number of years, above and beyond usual or normal expectations or standards, all for the benefit of the citizens of Thunder Bay.
Award 2 – Service to Profession
A member, who has performed work, over a number of years, above and beyond usual or normal expectations or standards, all for the benefit of the members of the Thunder Bay Law Association.
Through the presentation of these awards the Directors of the Association, on behalf of all members of the Association, wish to recognize members who have made significant contributions. At the recent AGM, the 2016 award for service to the community was presented to Douglas Shanks for his many years of volunteer service to many organizations including the Thunder Bay Health Sciences Centre board, the Rotary Club, and the Thunder Bay Real Estate Board. The 2016 award for service to the profession was presented to Robin Clinker for her work as Chair of TBLA’s Law Day program for many years, with the Advocate’s Society, the Children’s Christmas party and now as chair of the Continuing Legal Education program. Congratulations to Robin and Doug, who are both deserving candidates for these awards!