The David Stockwood Memorial Prize

The David Stockwood Memorial Prize

The Advocates' Society and Stockwoods LLP established the David Stockwood Memorial Prize to honour the contribution of David Stockwood, Q.C., LSM, who served as the editor of The Advocates' Society Journal from 1991 - 2008.
Selection Criteria:

The Advocates' Society will award a prize of $1,000 to the author of a previously unpublished, advocacy-related article, judged for its merit by a panel. The winning submission will be published in The Advocates' Journal. In recognition of the effort David made to advance the careers of younger members of the profession, we particularly encourage submissions from lawyers in their first 10 years of practice.

The recipient of the award must be a lawyer in good standing with the Law Society of the respective province or territory in which they practice and is not required to be a member of The Advocates' Society. Articles must be a maximum of 3,500 words in length, submitted electronically in Word format.


The submission period for the 2022 David Stockwood Memorial Prize is now open. The submission deadline is Friday, March 18, 2022.

Submission Form

The Society is committed to diversity and encourages submissions from women, Indigenous peoples, francophones, persons with disabilities, racialized peoples and members of the LGBTQ+ communities.
Past Recipients:

2009 - Pamela D. Pengelley
2012 - John Adair
2014 - David Campbell
2016 - Erin Pleet
2018 - Evan Thomas
2020 - Gina Addario-Berry