McKnight wins award for legal journalism

Pter McknightThe Law Society has sponsored the Jack Webster Award for Excellence in Legal Journalism since 2000 . The award honours a journalist or team of journalists for a story about legal issues, the administration of justice or the legal profession in BC.

Peter McKnight, a columnist with the Vancouver Sun, won this year’s award for his series of columns on legal issues.

Jack Webster, a renowned BC journalist, along with UBC professor Dr. Anne Autor, became the Law Society’s first lay Benchers in 1988. Founded in 1986, the Jack Webster Foundation carries on Webster’s legacy by promoting and recognizing the achievements of BC reporters with the Jack Webster Awards.