A. Montague Israels, QC Prize

The A. Montague Israels, Q.C. Prize is awarded annually to a student from the graduating class of the Bar Admission Course who demonstrates a sense of justice transcending technical competence. Established in 1974, this award, honours the memory of  A. Montague Israels, Q.C.  (1904-1973) recognizing those attributes of scholarship, character, skill, and breadth of interest that he valued and so well exemplified in his own life and career.

As a practitioner and educator, Mr. Israels was known for kindly extending his help to students and to new lawyers and for his regard for the highest traditions and standards of professional ethics and service. It was his desire that lawyers be well-rounded persons with interests and abilities outside the immediate range of their work. He also hoped that as citizens, his “Students” would serve their communities fully in all the ways in which they were capable.

The prize winner is selected by a special Selection Committee and announced at the Mass Call ceremony in June.

How to Submit a Nomination

A package of materials including the application form is available in early spring for articling students who wish to be considered for the prize. Students may also choose to nominate a classmate on their behalf. For more information, please contact Lisa Ehnes, Administrative Assistant| Admissions and Education Committee at lehnes@lawsociety.mb.ca.

2022 A. Montague Israels, QC Prize Winner

Congratulations Menal Al Fekih

Justice David Kroft Shares Why Menal, was Selected as this Year’s Winner

This year’s recipient is a person proud of, and who draws strength from, their ethnicity and heritage. Menal’s desire to be a lawyer and make a difference is rooted in and driven by real life experiences. With excellent communication skills in more than one language, Menal is driven to improve the situation of immigrants to Canada and committed to enhancing diversity within the legal and greater community. By her words and deeds, Menal has already made an impact as a tutor, mentor and leader with the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba, Winnipeg Trails, Black Law Students Association and Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council.

Past Award Recipients

Anjali Sandhu (2021)

Kendall Nicole Dyck (2020)

Daniel Reimer (2019)

Rebecca Heller (2018)

Julia Ryckman (2017)

Katrine Marie Dilay (2016)

Anjali Sandhu (2021)

Kendall Nicole Dyck (2020)

Daniel Reimer (2019)

Rebecca Heller (2018)

Julia Ryckman (2017)

Katrine Marie Dilay (2016)

Melissa Iolanda Cattini (2015)

Joëlle Pastora Sala (2014)

Corey Shefman (2013)

Leith Robertson (2012)

Katie Louise Hall (2011)

Meredith Leigh Mitchell (2010)

Leandro Damian Zylberman (2009)

Elizabeth Robin Mary McCandless (2008)

Kael McKenzie (2007)

Shereese Rachelle Qually (2006)

Malinda Anne Yee Yung Yuen (2005)

Jennifer Lynne Dundas (2004)

Sacha Ralph Paul (2003)

Nancy Gorett Ferreira Fazenda (2002)

Rekha Nadine Malaviya (2001)

Adrian Barrett Frost (2000)

Brenlee Eve Carla Carrington Trepel (1999)

Jody Stephen Langhan (1998)

Duncan Armstrong Fraser (1997)

Shane Isaac Perlmutter (1996)

Christopher John Mainella (1995)

Keith David LaBossiere (1994)

Merrell-Ann S. Phare (1993)

Mario Jorge Santos (1992)

Loretta Ann Meade Kocsis (1991)

Pascale-Sonia Roy (1990)

Heather Louise Proven (1989)

Melanie Logan Lautt (1988)

Paul Donaldson Edwards (1987)

Thomas Larry McMahon (1986)

John Willard Burgess (1985)

Jonathan Barry Kroft (1984)

Regina Ford Novek (1983)

Lori T. Spivak (1982)

James Alfred Ripley (1981)

Robert Gabor (1980)

Mona Glenne Brown (1979)