The Arleen Goss Young Advocates’ Award


The Arleen Goss Young Advocates' Award is presented in recognition of distinguished advocacy. The recipient must demonstrate the following qualifications and characteristics:

  • A record of innovative and passionate advocacy
  • A demonstrated concern for and contribution to the advancement of social justice
  • A well-rounded person actively involved in and committed to his or her community
  • Engaged in the practice of law for 10 years or less with a principal focus on advocacy
  • A member in good standing of The Law Society of Ontario

About Arleen Goss

Arleen A. Goss passed away on December 10, 2002, at the age of 40, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She practised initially as a defense lawyer in the firm of Stern & Goss and then, for the last five years of her life, as an assistant Crown Attorney with the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario. She was an enthusiastic member of The Advocates' Society, active in educational and social events for young advocates. Arleen is remembered for her passion for the law and for the energy with which she lived her life.

Nomination Deadline
March 15, 2019

Please fill out the following nomination form and attach the nominee's C.V. and up to two (2) letters of support (to a maximum of two (2) pages).

Click here for the nomination form.

2016 Recipient
Jacqueline Swaisland

Past Recipients

2004 - M. Kate Stephenson
2005 - Vilko Zbogar
2007 - Joseph Di Luca
2009 - Daniel Guttman

2011 - Lucas E. Lung
2013 - Katherine Hensel
2016 - Jacqueline Swaisland