OBA Trusts and Estates Section Year End Dinner
The Ontario Bar Association (OBA), Trusts and Estates Section, year end dinner was held on May 28, 2008 at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto.
Kimberly Whaley, the Chair of the Section for the past year, brought the past year to a close and the election of the OBA, Trusts and Estates Section Executive for the 2009/2010 year, was confirmed.
The Section also paid tribute to this year’s recipient of the Award for Excellence in Trusts and Estates, Timothy Youdan.
The Award for Excellence was created to recognize exceptional contributions and achievements by members of the OBA to the area of trusts and estates. The criteria for the award is demonstrated leadership in the trusts and estates bar through knowledge, experience, skill, commitment, passion and strength of character, plus all or some of the following:
· academic excellence through teaching at the Bar Admission Course, lecturing at a law school, participating in Continuing Legal Education and/or academic writing;
· participation in the OBA Trusts and Estates Section Executive or the Law Society of Upper Canada on wills, trusts and estate matters; and
· contribution to the development of wills, trusts and estate law.
In addition to the Award for Excellence, C. David Freedman was presented with the Widdifield Award and Kimberly Whaley with the Hoffstein Book Prize.
Congrats to Tim, David and Kim. The venue, dinner and evening were all quite enjoyable.
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