Celebrating our 2020 Award Recipients!

While our 2020 WLAO Awards Gala may look a little different this year, we are very proud to honour the recipients of the President’s, General Counsel and Student Awards on August 6, 2020 at our virtual awards celebration.

Congratulations to our recipients!

2020 WLAO President’s Award
Dr. Signa Daum Shanks, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
Member of Law Society of Ontario

2020 WLAO General Counsel Chapter Award
Cheryl Foy, Secretary and General Counsel, Ontario Tech University

2020 Aird & Berlis LLP Equality Award
Maryam Hassan, Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, Lakehead University

2020 The Honourable Sandra Chapnik Women-in-Law Award
Sabih Ottawa, University of Windsor Faculty of Law

2020 Torkin Manes LLP Trailblazer Award
Beth Burnstein, Queen’s University Faculty of Law

The WLAO President’s Award honours a woman, firm or organization who has made a substantial contribution to the legal community and as a recognized leader, demonstrates a commitment to the promotion of women in the law: engaged, aware and connected to issues, substantive and personal, facing women in the legal profession today.

The three Student Awards recognize women currently attending law school who have demonstrated great leadership and whose drive will no doubt have a positive impact on the legal community.

The WLAO General Counsel Chapter Award, established in 2015, recognizes a member of the General Counsel Chapter for her leadership role and commitment to the success of women in law.

We hope you will celebrate these inspiring women and their achievements with us on August 6, 2020 at 7pm. Please join us in acknowledging their dedication and hard work.

Registration is available here.


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

WLAO Annual Awards Virtual Gala – August 6, 2020

Celebrating our 2020 Award Recipients! – Virtual Event on August 6th!
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19th Annual Deb Snead Memorial Golf Event – August 17, 2020 – Postponed

Celebrating our 2020 Award Recipients! – Virtual Event on August 6th!
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