The Coulter A. Osborne Award
"Awarded by the Waterloo Law Association to one of its members whose integrity, comity and beneficence in professional practice and public life uphold the highest traditions of the profession and enhance the reputation of the Association and its members."
These words are inscribed on a commissioned original glass sculpture created by Elora sculptor Heather Wood. The names of each recipient are etched on a small companion glass piece that is displayed with the sculpture.
COULTER A. OSBORNE
After a long and renowned career as a respected litigation lawyer in Waterloo Region, The Honourable Coulter A. Osborne went on to be appointed a Justice of the Superior Court, a Justice of the Ontario Court of Appeal and Integrity Commissioner of Ontario. It is fitting that in 2003 when the Association decided to institute an award to recognize Waterloo Region lawyers who combine impeccable professional standards of practice with civility and consideration for those with whom they work, that Coulter Osborne would agree to have this award named in his honour.
2003 Brian P. Eby, Ludwig Lichtenheldt & Eby (1949 - 2011)
2004 Vernon B. Copp, Q.C., Copp & Cosman
2005 W. H. Peter Madorin, Q.C., Madorin Snyder LLP
2006 William H. White, Q.C., White Duncan Linton LLP
2007 Ms Connie Giller Peterson (1948-2009) Regional Solicitor of the Region of Waterloo
2008 Walter Wintar, Barrister and Solicitor
2009 Ross F. Earnshaw, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
2010 Mervyn J. Villemaire, Q.C., Sorbara Schumacher McCann LLP
2011 Ms Phaedra Klodner, Barrister and Solicitor
2012 Stephen F. Gehl, Criminal Defence Lawyer
2013 Donald A. McIntyre, Mediation and Arbitration Practitioner
2014 William Wilson, Crown Attorney for Waterloo Region
2015 Ms Rae Y. Sands, Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada
2016 Ted Giesbrecht, Giesbrecht Griffn Funk & Irvine LLP
2017 Gary Flaxbard, Barrister and Solicitor
2018, James H. Bennett, Madorin Snyder LLP