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The PLA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the substantial contributions made to the practice of law and the local community by a past or present member of the Peel Law Association. The nominated individual will have held a minimum of ten years of continuous membership with the Peel Law Association. It is the Board’s intention to formally recognize members of our own legal community for their years of dedication and service.

* indicates the award was presented posthumously.

2008Tom Carey
2009Robert McIntyre, Q.C
2010Willson McTavish
2011Rollie Willis, Q.C
2012Beverley Martel
2013Robert J. van Kessel*
2014Marvin Kurz
2015Thomas C. Hendy Q.C.*
2016Ralf Jarchow*
2017Ed Upenieks
2018Jonathan Speigel
2019L. Murray Eades
2020Marty Klein
2023Anne Kennedy
2024Raj Sharda

In September 2015, while completing a bicycle fundraiser for Peel Memorial Hospital, Ralf Jarchow tragically passed away in British Columbia. Ralf was a founding partner of Prouse, Dash & Crouch, LLP, long time member of the PLA and other local organizations as well as a Peel resident - his involvement, contributions and support to community were deep and wide spread.

The Ralf Jarchow Community Service Award has been established by the Peel Law Association in recognition of the outstanding contributions and support Ralf devoted toward many organizations in the Peel community.

As a further recognition and celebration of how Ralf lived his personal and professional lives, the PLA has created this award in order to distinguish a PLA Member’s work as a volunteer and/or their service to the Peel community. It is the PLA Board’s intention to formally recognize recipients at the Annual Members' Meeting dinners.

2017Robert Callahan
2024Vanassa Richards-Thompson

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