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2022 Martin Medal Award Luncheon

  • 19 Nov 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel, 525 Bay Street, Toronto
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  • The Criminal Lawyers Association (CLA) has awarded the prestigious G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Medal to The Honourable David Watt.

    The Martin Medal was struck in 1989 to honour Goldwyn Arthur Martin, a nationally prominent criminal lawyer and eminent jurist. It is awarded in recognition of lifelong achievement and sustained commitment to the principles and advancement of criminal justice in Canada.

    Current CLA President Daniel Brown stated that “For the last half century, Justice Watt has been at the forefront of efforts to promote a fairer justice system. On behalf of the CLA and the entire legal community, we wish Justice Watt well in his retirement and congratulate him on his terrific legal career.  He is an inspiration to many and his countless contributions to the Canadian justice system will be remembered for generations to come.”

    The presentation will include:

    • Welcome and introduction by Daniel Brown, President, Criminal Lawyers' Association
    • Presentations by several prominent legal professionals, colleagues and friends of the recipient to tell you more about The Honourable David Watt. and his achievements
    • Presentation by The Honourable David Watt.

    Previous winners of the medal include G. Arthur Martin himself, John Robinette, Edward L. Greenspan, Marlys Edwardh, and James Lockyer as well as former Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justices Antonio Lamer and Beverley McLachlin, along with prominent justices from all levels of the judiciary and defence counsel from across the country.

    Join us on IN-PERSON November 19, at 1 to 3 p.m. at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel, 525 Bay Street, Toronto, ON over lunch.


    ·      $55 plus HST: Martin Medal Award Luncheon

There are no refunds.


  1. We highly recommend all in-person attendees be fully vaccinated.
  2. The venue will be following all local government protocols. Refer to
  3. Stay home if you feel unwell or are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms. If unwell, we ask you to complete a COVID-19 test and quarantine until a negative result is confirmed. If needed, COVID-19 tests can be purchased locally. Please note, with currently circulating COVID-19 variants, it is common for rapid tests to be unable to detect COVID-19 until several days into infection – hence even if you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and are testing negative, please do not attend.

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