From the press release:
The award recognizes the significant contribution of Canadian jurists to the legal profession, the CBA, or the public life of Canada.
Simon Fodden founded Slaw.ca in 2005, a blog that is considered by many to be a foremost source of legal information and discussion in Canada.
“As we debated and analyzed the future of law, and in particular our CBA Legal Futures Initiative, Simon Fodden has helped guide our thinking,” says Headon.
“Not content to just retire after a long and distinguished academic career, he showed us how to innovate. SLAW has had a significant impact on the profession, serving as a forum to exchange ideas and to encourage change.”
“It is now used as a forum for the discussion of law, and is an example of how new technology can help the profession.”
Professor Emeritus at the Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Simon Fodden taught family law and property law for over 30 years. He has written and lectured extensively in these areas. He is also the author of two novels.
He obtained his B.A. from Princeton University and his LL.B. degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. Simon Fodden helped found Osgoode’s intensive program in poverty law at Parkdale Community Legal Services, Ontario’s first legal clinic, and later was academic director there for two years. He also started Osgoode’s intensive program in family law. He retired as publisher of Slaw in May of this year.
Congratulations Simon! We’re all very proud!!