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Criminal lawyer Campbell to receive Martin medal

Thursday, July 30, 2020 @ 9:52 AM | By John Chunn


The Criminal Lawyers’ Association (CLA) has awarded the G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Medal to Philip Campbell.

According to the CLA’s press release, the Martin Medal was struck in 1989 to honour Martin, a nationally prominent criminal lawyer and  jurist. It is awarded in recognition of lifelong achievement and sustained commitment to the principles and advancement of criminal justice in Canada.

Campbell is being recognized for his career at the bar and his contribution to the administration of justice. He has acted as counsel on a number of notable cases including the exoneration of Steven Truscott in 2007, the exoneration of Glen Assoun in 2019 and the 2003 appeal in R. v. Brown, the case that set the Canadian standard for establishing racial profiling by the police. The Martin medal will be presented to Campbell at a virtual award presentation on Nov. 5, 2020.