Law Society Award winner – Marvin Storrow, QC

Marvin Storrow, QCThe Benchers have selected Marvin Storrow, QC as the recipient of the 2012 Law Society Award. The Award is intended to honour the lifetime contributions of the truly exceptional in the legal profession whose accomplishments have inspired others to the pursuit of excellence.

Storrow is a leader in the bar and a role model to the profession. He is known as a man of compassion and integrity, a man who is dedicated to helping colleagues and who always stands by his word.

Storrow obtained his Bachelor of Laws from UBC and has practised law since his call to the bar in 1963. He is currently a partner with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Vancouver. Storrow has been a ­successful advocate in challenging areas of the law, not only in BC but in Canada. He has contributed to the development of law in Aboriginal title rights and fiduciary duties of Aboriginal people, changing the foundation of Aboriginal law across Canada. In addition to his achievements as counsel, Storrow is a strong advocate for legal aid and has contributed much of his time and expertise to improving the justice system.

A Bencher of the Law Society for eight years in the 1980s, one of Storrow’s most significant contributions included improving the amount of interest paid on lawyers’ trust accounts to raise money to support the Law Foundation of BC – a change that continues to contribute greatly to the work of the Foundation today. Storrow is also the vice-president and director of the Justice Institute of BC Foundation and vice-chair of the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. 

The 2012 Bench & Bar Dinner

Join your colleagues for the Bench & Bar Dinner on November 8. The dinner will honour Marvin Storrow, QC, recipient of the Law Society Award, and the recipient of the CBA Georges A. Goyer, QC Memorial Award, who will be announced later this Fall.

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Reception: 5:45 pm (cash bar)
Dinner: 6:30 pm

Vancouver Convention Centre
Summit Room, Level 3
1055 Canada Place

Tickets: $100 individual; $760 table of eight

For more information or to download the ticket order form, see the Calendar on the Law Society website.