The CDL Foundation was established in 2016 in honour of the 20th Anniversary of Canadian Defence Lawyers.
Managed by a volunteer Board of Directors, the Foundation promotes interest in civil defence litigation as a preferred field of practice and encourages academic excellence. The Foundation presents an annual essay prize to a desrving law school student in Canada.
The 2018 essay topic is: A paper relevant to the multi-faceted interaction between insurance coverage and tort claims, which should include a discussion of issues arising in Insurance Law, Tort Law, and/or the Civil Procedure of a province or the federal court as it pertains to Tort or Insurance Litigation.
manage a Canadian Law Student Essay Prize. This essay prize, awarded annually, is open to any student currently enrolled in the Faculty of Law of any university in Canada. The goal of this prize is to promote interest in civil defence litigation as a preferred field of practice and to encourage academic excellence.