The Ontario Bar Association has named Windsor Law grads Robin Moodie (LLB 1983) and Robert Shawyer (LLB 2005) among the recipients of its 2019 awards.
Moodie is this year’s recipient of the Joel Kuchar Award for Professionalism and Civility, created to honour an OBA member who has consistently demonstrated exemplary commitment to the ideals of professionalism and civility in the practice of law.
Moodie is a partner at the Toronto firm Moodie Mair Walker LLP. He is experienced in civil trial and appeal counsel in all levels of Ontario courts and administrative tribunals, defence of class action proceedings and mediation. Moodie’s current areas of practice include professional errors and omissions; construction liability; product liability; municipal liability and public health law; class actions; insurance defence litigation; insurance coverage; and mediation.
Shawyer will receive the Linda Adlam Manning Award for Volunteerism, which recognizes the outstanding volunteer commitment to the association of a member who has advanced the interests of its membership and promoted the role of the legal profession in Ontario.
He is the founder of Shawyer Family Law & Mediation in Toronto. His practice focuses on collaborative law, mediation and litigation. He regularly speaks at continuing professional development seminars focusing on family law hosted by the various Toronto-area courthouse bench and bar committees, the Law Society of Ontario, and the Ontario Bar Association.
The University of Windsor grads are among 11 award recipients to be honoured at the association’s gala dinner, April 17 in Toronto. Find details on the event website.