The Ontario Bar Association (OBA), Trusts and Estates Section, year end dinner is taking place on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 in the Imperial Room at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. The Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Corina Weigl, the Chair of the Section, will bring the past year to a close as well as proceed with the election of the OBA, Trusts and Estates Section Executive for the 2007/2008 year. The Section will also pay tribute to this year’s recipient of the Award for Excellence in Trusts and Estates, Brian Schnurr.

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.

Brian’s distinguished and esteemed career has included his unwavering commitment to, as well as the achievement of, excellence in these areas.

In addition to the Award for Excellence, the Widdifield Award and the Hoffstein Book Prize will be presented.

For more information, please contact Peter Guennel, OBA Sections Co-ordinator, at (416) 869 1047, ext 340, or by email at or by visiting online.