Deadline Approaching for Goyer Memorial Award Nominations

September 28, 2010

The CBABC is accepting nominations for the 2010 Charles A. Goyer Memorial Award for Distinguished Service until September 30.

This year’s nomination package explains that the Award recognizes the exceptional contributions and/or achievements by any resident of BC

  • to the legal profession in BC;
  • or to jurisprudence in BC or Canada;
  • or to the law or development of the law in BC;
  • or a significant law-related benefit to the residents of BC.

Any resident of BC (excluding current members of the CBABC Executive Committee) is eligible for the Award, and there will be generally only one or two recipients in any one year. The Award(s) will be presented at the Bench and Bar Dinner organized by the CBABC and the Law Society of BC, to be held November 3, 2010.

Charles A. Goyer, QC was a respected member of the CBABC who passed away on November 5, 1992 after a courageous battle with cancer. He served the CBA in various roles including Chair of the National Legal Aid Liaison Committee, Chair of the BC Branch Criminal Justice (Vancouver) Section, Elected Member of the BC Branch and National CBA Councils, and was Assistant Professor/ Director of the UBC Legal Clinic, Faculty of Law.

Further information is available on the Award information page and in the nomination package.

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