News Release
October 25, 2011

Vancouver – The Law Society of BC congratulates the winner of the 2011 Jack Webster Award for Excellence in Legal Journalism. The Jack Webster Foundation has selected the CBC’s Bob Keating for “Banishment,” the story of a Nelson man with mental health issues facing a court order to leave the city.

The Law Society-sponsored award recognizes a journalist, or team of journalists, for a story about legal issues, the administration of justice or the legal profession in BC. The winning entry is chosen by an independent committee appointed by the Foundation.

The award is named after the late journalist Jack Webster, the first non-lawyer to be appointed by the provincial government to the Law Society’s board of governors. The Law Society and the Foundation partner each year to encourage excellence in legal reporting with both this award and the annual Law and the Media Workshop for BC journalists. 

The Law Society of British Columbia regulates the more than 10,000 lawyers in the province, setting and enforcing standards of professional conduct that ensure the public is well-served by a competent, honourable legal profession.


For further information or to arrange an interview contact: 

Lesley Pritchard
Communications Officer

Robyn Crisanti
Manager, Communications and Public Affairs