Awards & Competitions

If you’re searching for healthy competition, you’ve come to the right place!


The CBA’s essay contests can help you build your profile within the legal community, connect with senior members of the bar, and hone your research and writing skills. What’s more, we award $250–$2,500 in cash prizes for the best submissions.

To apply to an essay contest, or to learn more about its requirements, check out the pages linked below: 


The CBA offers a range of fellowships and awards for young lawyers and law students.

  • Bill Miller Memorial Award—cash prize of $1,250 for up to two of the best articles published in The Canadian Competition Law Review.
  • National Immigration Law Section Founders’ Award—to recognize an exceptional law student or junior lawyer and a future leader of the National Immigration Law Section. Deadline: Nov. 30, 2017
  • Up and Comer Award—for in-house counsel with less than 15 years called to the Bar, who demonstrates commitment to the profession, the CCCA and their organization. Deadline: Jan. 9, 2017
  • Viscount Bennett Fellowship—fellowship for post-graduate studies, worth $50,000. Deadline: Nov. 15, 2017
  • Young Lawyers Pro Bono Award—to recognize outstanding pro bono legal services to the community by a young lawyer in Canada. Deadline: April 3, 2017



The Harold G. Fox Moot promotes advanced education in the intellectual property field. As a participant, you will interact with jurists of the Supreme, Ontario and Federal Courts, and with experienced practitioners of intellectual property law. It is open to all students registered in an LL.B., J.D., B.C.L. or LL.L. program in Canada or elsewhere.


The Concours de plaidoirie Pierre Basile-Mignault aims to promote civil law in Quebec and encourage excellence among future lawyers. It brings together Canada’s six civil law faculties, and offers prizes of up to $1,000 each.


Learn about awards for law students and young lawyers in your region:

British Columbia



Nova Scotia



*Information available in French only