Conditions of the Award
CIAJ JUSTICE MEDAL: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
At CIAJ's tenth Anniversary, in 1984, the Board of Directors established a Justice award which Medal is awarded every second year as a mark of distinction and exceptional achievement to a person who, in the opinion of a panel of independent judges, has shown distinctive leadership in the administration of justice in Canada, or who, by his or her writings or other endeavours, has made a significant contribution to the administration of justice in Canada.
T he CIAJ Board of Directors invites you to submit your nominations for the 2013 Medal award usually presented at the Annual Conference. The deadline for nominations is April 29, 2013. Please submit your nominations to the CIAJ Office as soon as possible pursuant to the Conditions of the Award, which are the following:
CONDITIONS OF THE CIAJ JUSTICE MEDAL AWARD
- All nominations for the award shall be made over the signature of at least two nominators.
- All nominations must be received by the Executive Director, CIAJ, no later than April 29, 2013.
Each nomination shall be accompanied by a full description of the work and achievements of the nominee which, in the opinion of the nominators, qualifies the nominee for the award, together with such supporting evidence as the nominator may wish the judges to consider.
The Executive Director shall refer all such nominations received by CIAJ to a special jury of seven persons, which shall consist of the following:
- the four most recent CIAJ past presidents;
- a past president of the Canadian Bar Association, to be appointed by CIAJ;
- a member of the public appointed by CIAJ;
- a member or retired member of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers, to be appointed by CIAJ.
No award shall be made if, in the opinion of the jury, no nomination worthy of an award is received.
A nomination may be resubmitted for consideration in a subsequent year.
The jury shall decide on or before May 31, 2013, who shall receive the award.
No member of the jury is eligible for the award nor any present member of the CIAJ Board of Directors who holds executive office is eligible for the award.
Activities in furthering the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice should not be considered as a main reason for the award. Nevertheless, this might be considered as a supporting or subsidiary factor where a person was nominated primarily for his of her other achievements in or contributions to the administration of justice in Canada.