Law professor wins provincial excellence award
The Family Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) honoured Nicholas Bala (Law) with their 2009 Award for Excellence in Family Law at a ceremony in Toronto on Wednesday, June 10.
"I am deeply honoured at these awards from the legal profession,” says Professor Bala. “They reflect important recognition not only for myself, but for the Faculty of Law at Queen’s and for the importance of the family law academy. It is recognition of the contributions that family law teachers have as mentors for future members of the profession, and as scholars who can contribute to increasing understanding of the effects of the justice system on children and families, and in helping to reform it."
“Throughout his legal career, Professor Bala has been a leader in teaching and advancing family law in our province and across North America,” says Tom Dart, chair of the OBA Family Law Section. “His contributions to the body of law, legal education and his community are truly remarkable. We are honoured to present him with the 2009 Award for Excellence in Family Law.”
The award is presented annually in recognition of a family law lawyer who has made exceptional contributions and achievements in any or all of the following categories: