STLA Honours & Awards


The STLA has honoured and awarded special individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the legal community and to the association as a whole. Honourable mentions are as follows:

The STLA Justice W. Frank Gerein Memorial Award, established 2017, honours member(s) of the profession who have made outstanding contributions to the legal community through involvement in voluntary and cause-related legal work; has demonstrated professional excellence in legal practice through examples of quality legal services, client relations, innovative programs; has promoted, encouraged or influenced students, graduates or practitioners.; and, has demonstrated civility in their dealings with other counsel and the Bench.
Lisa J. Watson – January 15, 2021 (for 2020 award year)
Bradley S. Mitchell – October 25, 2019
Shane B. Wagner – October 26, 2018
Ashley M. Smith – November 3, 2017
The STLA Outstanding Lawyer Award, established 2016, honours member(s) of the profession who have demonstrated the ability and drive to go beyond the call of duty, whether for the benefit of their clients, the betterment of the legal profession or to further a cause of justice, in general, for the people of the province of Saskatchewan.
Eleanore K. Sunchild, Q.C., – May 7, 2021
Daniel A. Shapiro, Q.C., C. Arb. – May 8, 2020
Deryk J. Kendall – May 3, 2019
Mark Brayford, Q.C. – May 11, 2018
Aaron A. Fox, Q.C. – May 12, 2017
Kenneth W. Noble, Q.C. – May 6, 2016
Honourary Lifetime Membership in grateful recognition of continued exemplary service on the STLA Board of Governors. 
Emanuel (Manny) Sonnenschein, Q.C. – May 11, 2018
Honourary Lifetime Membership in recognition of recent retirement and exceptional contribution to the legal profession.
Mr. Silas Halyk, Q.C.
   STLA 30th Anniversary Dinner – May 1, 2015
Mr. William Roe, Q.C.
   STLA 30th Anniversary Dinner – May 1, 2015
Reginald A. Watson, Q.C.
Who exemplified the spirit of STLA with fearless campaigning for access to justice and the right to a jury trial, who has promoted the goals of association through significant contribution and excellence in continuing legal education and leadership activities.
STLA 20th Anniversary Dinner – April 29, 2005
STLA Founding Members
In recognition of STLA's founding members who over 20 years continued to support the association with their membership without a lapse in their membership:
Ms. Audrey Brent, Mr. Kristian Eggum, Q.C., Mr. Kenneth Noble, Mr. Manny Sonnenschein, Q.C., Mr. Gary Young, Q.C. and Mr. Clifford Wheatley, Mr. Roger Arendt, Mr. Ronald Balacko, Mr. Glenn Forrester, Ms. Margaret Gordon, Q.C., Mr. William Klebeck, Mr. Chris MacLeod, Mr. Barry Morgan, Q.C., Mr. Dean Muma, Mr. Ted L. Priel, Q.C., Mr. Orest Rosowsky, Q.C., Mr. Daniel Shapiro, Q.C., and Mr. Harvey Walker, Q.C. 
   STLA 20th Anniversary Dinner – April 29, 2005


Fighting With Your Family: A Primer on Estate Litigation

Virtual Fall Conference - Friday, October 22, 2021
Program will be announced soon - CPD hours TBA.

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Requiring CPD Credits On Demand?


Spring 2021
7 CPD credit hours with 2 “ethics” hours
STLA 2020 Multi-track Conference:
Recordings & materials form (CPD credits vary).

Spring 2019 Conference:

Civility, Ethics & Practice Management

5.5 CPD credit hours with 5 “ethics” hours.

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Fall 2019 Conference:
The Queen v. Your Client: It's Almost Criminal

5.5 CPD Hours with 1 "ethics" hours.

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