This Canadian Defence Lawyers Award for distinguished service, named for the founding President of CDL, recognizes exceptional contributions and/or achievements by members of CDL:
A special dinner is held to honour the recipient of each year's award - a wonderful opportunity to recognize leaders in the defence bar and also to get together with colleagues in a social setting.
Named in honour of a Past President of CDL this Canadian Defence Lawyers Award recognizes exceptional contributions by a Young Lawyer member of CDL:
Any CDL member in good standing who is a Young Lawyer (ten years of call or less) is eligible for the award (except a member of the current Executive). The award will be presented at the Annual General Meeting.