One of the many annual and biennial awards that the CBABC offers is the Georges A Goyer, QC Memorial Award for Distinguished Service. This award was first presented in 1992 and “is named in honour of a respected member of the BC Branch who passed away on November 5, 1992 after a courageous battle with cancer.”
Goyer, a representative of the Queen’s Counsel, “served the CBA as 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, Member of the BC Branch and Law Society of BC Communications Committees, Board Member of the Canadian Bar Insurance Association, and Assistant Professor/Director of the UBC Legal Clinic, Faculty of Law.”
This designation is awarded annually on the basis of the recipient being a resident of BC. The award is given by the CBABC President incumbent at the annual Bench and Bar Dinner on November 3. Last year’s recipient was Professor Isabel Grant of Peter A. Allard School of Law.
Award nominations are due today at 4:30 p.m. to the Executive Director, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch, 10th Floor, 845 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC,V6B 5T3 or by fax at 1-877-669-9601.