The Alberta Excellence in Mentoring Award

The Alberta Excellence in Mentoring Award

The Alberta Excellence in Mentoring Award is an award presented to an advocate who has demonstrated both: (i) an understanding of the key role mentoring plays in supporting a successful career in law; and (ii) a commitment to mentoring young advocates in Alberta.

Nominations are now open for the Alberta Excellence in Mentoring Award. The award will be presented at the Alberta Gala on April 20, 2023.

Nomination Form

Nominations are open until January 30, 2023.
Selection Criteria:

The nominee will be an advocate who is a member of the Law Society of Alberta who practices primarily in Alberta and who will have a demonstrated record of mentoring advocates in Alberta. In considering the nominee’s record of mentorship, the Selection Committee will consider the following criteria:
  • The promotion or development of mentees’ leadership skills and the facilitation of mentees’ growth into leaders within the Alberta bar;
  • Promotion of the career development of mentees within their firms and/or places of work;
  • Promotion  of the growth of mentees as advocates, including by taking time to provide mentees with practical feedback and guidance to develop their advocacy skills;
  • Promotion of diversity and inclusion within the profession through mentorship and sponsorship; and
  • Demonstration of a high degree of integrity and professionalism as a role model for young advocates.
Past Recipients:

2020 – Oliver Ho
2022 – Mike Donaldson