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 2017 award for service to the community was presented to Rosa Carlino for her volunteer service to many organizations including the Camp Quality, Chamber of Commerce, Lakehead’s Institute of Italian Studies and Shift. She was also the recipient of NOVA award in January of 2018 for leadership. The 2017 award for service to the profession was presented to Ken Ritson for his work in ensuring the professional standards of the legal profession are adhered to in Thunder Bay. Congratulations to Rosa and Ken, who are both deserving candidates for these awards!
Additionally, at the AGM in March of this year, Honourary Lifetime Memberships Awards were granted to Ken Whent, Q.C.; Allan G. McKitrick, Q.C.; and Kris Knutsen, Q.C. These members reflect the ideal of devoted and meritorious service to the association, the profession and the public, as well as being long-standing members in the Law Society of Ontario.