The Law Society Pro Bono Award recognizes lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the provision of pro bono in British Columbia.

Award criteria

Current and former Law Society members, with the exception of employees of a pro bono organization, are eligible for the award. Nominees must demonstrate how they have:

  • consistently taking on pro bono files over a number of years; and
  • taken an active and ongoing role in promoting pro bono in British Columbia.

Additional consideration may be given to lawyers who have done any of the following:

  • publicly demonstrated a commitment and dedication to pro bono activities, whether through public advocacy, writing articles or performing research designed to support greater pro bono engagement;
  • participated in the governance of pro bono organizations;
  • pro bono work that has been designed and undertaken in an innovative manner; or
  • pro bono work that has resulted in significant benefit to one or more individuals, non-profit or community groups, or to the provision of pro bono services generally.

How to submit a nomination

A Law Society member in good standing may nominate a current or former Law Society member for the award. This award was initiated in 2019 and will be presented in December 2019. Nominations are currently open and will close on October 18, 2019.

To submit a nomination, send the nominee’s curriculum vitae and the completed the Nomination Form by email, mail or courier, or in person, to:

Kerryn Holt, Manager of Governance & Board Relations
The Law Society of British Columbia
845 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC  V6B 4Z9

Further information

For further information about the award, contact:

Kerryn Holt, Manager of Governance & Board Relations