medico-legal society of toronto
Members of the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto are invited to nominate a person to receive this award. No more than one candidate is eligible to receive the award in any fiscal year for the Society. There is no obligation or requirement for the Society to make an award in any fiscal year. If a suitable candidate is identified, the Executive Committee will make a recommendation to Council who may, at their sole discretion, make a final decision by a majority vote as to whether an award will be given in that fiscal year and if so who the recipient of the award will be.
Any awards will be presented at the Annual Dinner of the Society. The award shall be a plaque or other appropriate award approved by the Council of the Society.
The Medico-Legal Society of Toronto Award was created to recognize the outstanding contributions made by members of the Medical, Legal or Scientific community. This award is the highest expression of esteem which the Society can convey and is intended to honour those members of the Medical, Legal or Scientific community who have made a significant contribution to their profession as well as either the Society or the community at large and whose contributions are consistent with the values of the Society.
The Grant Farrow Award was created by the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto in honour of Dr. Grant Farrow, to recognize a young or mid-career member of the Society for outstanding contributions to the Society, their profession or the community at large.
The Dr. Grant Farrow Award is awarded in honour of Dr. Farrow's contributions to the Society. Dr. Farrow was a long-standing member of the Society and renowned urological surgeon and teacher. He exemplified the best traditions of the Society including professional excellence, civility and collegiality between the medical and legal professions.
An award committee consisting of 5 members of the council or the executive will convene and vote on the nominees put forward for the Award.
The nominated recipient will be acknowledged, and receive the Award from the Society our AGM.
The MLST Philippa Samworth Award will recognize an MLST member for sustained superb dedication and commitment to the Society and to its objectives of advancing medico-legal knowledge for the benefit of both the medical and legal professions, and in the interests of patients, clients, and justice. There is no obligation or requirement for the MLST to confer the Award in any fiscal year. The Award shall be presented with a special plaque at the Annual General Meeting, and the recipient of the Award will receive free access to all programs/events of the MLST over the twelve months following conferral of the Award.
For the first time in its history, the MLST has created an award in honour of one of its members from the legal community. This member has earned a stellar reputation over many years in the insurance defence and personal injury bar as a fierce advocate for her clients. She is known for her razor-sharp mind, her enthusiastic passion for justice and fairness, and her untiring willingness to share her knowledge with her colleagues - both plaintiff and defence. Her countless contributions to the MLST are unmatched by any member, as is her outstanding dedication and commitment to the Society for well over a decade.
As per the procedure for all MLST Awards, the proposed candidates will be vetted by the Awards Committee which presently consists of The Honourable Mr. Justice Michael McKelvey, the current MLST President, the immediate Past President, and the First Vice President. If a suitable candidate is identified, the Awards Committee will make a recommendation to Council who may, at its sole discretion, make a final decision by a majority vote as to whether the Award will be given in that fiscal year and, if so, who the recipient of the Award will be.
"What we love about this organization is that it is a forum for intelligent discourse on these issues in an environment where none seek any personal recognition. It is not an expensive organization to belong to. It is risk-free and benefit-rich and we feel lucky to have been a part of it, both personally and professionally, over many years."
Brian J.E. Brock and Philippa G. Samworth
Recipients of the Medico-Legal Society Award