The CBA BC Branch is seeking nominations for its annual awards. Nomination forms, which provide more details on eligibility, are available at the CBABC homepage in the right-hand sidebar under “Call for Nominations”.
Equality & Diversity Award – presented annually at the June Provincial Council meeting of the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch. Past recipients include Jennifer Spencer, Jennifer Conkie, QC, Sarah Rauch, Kuan Foo, Valli Chettiar, Anna Fung, QC, Anne Bhanu Chopra, Halldor Bjarnason, and Joseph J Arvay, QC.
“The Equality and Diversity Award celebrates the accomplishments of a CBABC member who has succeeded in advancing equality in the legal profession or generally in British Columbia. This award recognizes significant contributions to improving the status of women, people with disabilities, people of colour, Aboriginal people or peoples, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, or two-spirited people or people who are members of historically marginalized communities.”
Harry Rankin, QC Pro Bono Award – presented annually at the June meeting of CBABC Provincial Council. Past recipients include Bruce F. Fraser, QC, John-Paul Boyd, Angus Gunn, Carman Overholt, QC, Dugald Christie, Darrell Roberts, QC, and Ronald F T MacIsaac.
“In recognition of the immense contribution of Harry Rankin, QC in supporting access to justice for the poor, the CBABC resolved to establish an annual reward to recognize the outstanding contributions by a member of the CBABC in the area of pro bono work.”
Work Life Balance Award – presented at the annual Work Life Balance Awards Luncheon. Past recipients include McCullough O’Connor Irwin LLP, Stevens Virgin, Nicole Garton-Jones, The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Pushor Mitchell LLP, and The Ministry of the Attorney General, Criminal Justice Branch.
“The Work Life Balance Awards of the CBABC recognizes lawyers, law firms or organizations who demonstrate leadership in promoting lawyer wellness within the practice of law. This Award is designed to reward innovation and creative thinking in work life balance and to recognize a CBABC member, law firm or organization who demonstrates this balance in their practice or who is a leader in the development and implementation of work life balance strategies.”