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Call for Nominations

2024 CAN-TECH Law Award of Distinction


2024 CAN-TECH LAW Rising Star in Tech Law Awards

Call for Nominations: 2024 CAN-TECH Awards 

The Canadian Technology Law Association (CAN-TECH) invites nominations for two esteemed awards:

  1. Award of Distinction, recognizing members with a minimum of twenty (20) years of practice.
  2. Rising Star in Tech Law Award, honoring early-career members within their first ten (10) years of practice.

Both awards celebrate extraordinary contributions in leadership, innovation, integrity, and commitment to the Technology Law Bar.


Current CAN-TECH member in good standing (excluding Executive and Board of Directors).


  • Submission: Nominations to be made online by August 2, 2023, including a written document (max. 2 pages double-spaced) and the candidate's curriculum vitae.
  • Consent: The candidate must be advised of the nomination and consent to it.
  • Promotion: Solicitation through email, social media, CAN-TECH newsletter, and the awards page on the CAN-TECH website.


Selected by the Nomination Subcommittee, considering CAN-TECH guidelines on Diversity and Inclusion.

Only one award will be presented for each category.


To be presented at a CAN-TECH Law event.


Online submissions must be filed by August 2, 2024.

Nominations from across Canada are encouraged. For additional details, see our award outline documents below:


Follow these links to make your submissions:

Award of Distinction or Rising Star in Tech Law

Thank you for your participation!

Past Winners


CAN-TECH Award of Distinction Winner: AMY-LYNNE WILLIAMS

Amy-Lynne Williams has been honored with the inaugural CAN-TECH Award of Distinction for her profound impact on the field of technology law in both Canada and internationally. From pioneering the adaptation of various Canadian laws in the 1980s to the establishment of Deeth Williams Wall LLP (DWW), her legacy in technology law is undeniable.

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CAN-TECH Rising Star in Tech Law Award Winner: Sam Ip

Sam Ip receives the inaugural CAN-TECH Rising Star in Tech Law Award for his exemplary work with AI companies and his innovative contributions to the technology law domain. As a partner at Osler and co-creator of "Osler Code Detect," Sam has demonstrated immense promise in the early stages of his career.

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