The Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia Branch
Awarded by the CBABC president, this medal recognizes one or more of the following: legal academic proficiency, outstanding works of legal scholarship, significant contribution to the profession, or noteworthy contribution to Canadian public life.
Community Service Awards
Recognizes the valuable contributions of our members serving the communities in our province.
Equality and Diversity Award
Celebrates the accomplishments of a CBABC member who has succeeded in advancing equality in the legal profession or generally in British Columbia.
Georges A Goyer QC Memorial Award for Distinguished Service
Recognizes the exceptional contributions and/or achievements by any resident of British Columbia to the legal profession in British Columbia.
Harry Rankin QC Pro Bono Award
Recognizes outstanding contributions by a member of CBABC in the area of pro bono work.
Law Student Awards
Recognizes law students who best exemplify CBABC ideals at both the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria.
Women Lawyers Forum Award of Excellence
The Award celebrates the accomplishments of a woman who has succeeded in breaking new ground for women in the legal profession in British Columbia.
Women Lawyers Forum Debra Van Ginkel, QC Mentoring Award
This Award honours the memory and accomplishments of Debra Van Ginkel, QC, an extraordinary woman and member of the legal profession.
Work Life Balance Awards
Recognizes lawyers, law firms or organizations who demonstrate leadership in promoting work life balance within the practice of law.
The Canadian Bar Association
CBA President's Award
Recognizes the significant contribution of a Canadian jurist to the legal profession, to the CBA or to public life.
Douglas Miller Award
Recognizes a CBA member who demonstrates outstanding dedication and team spirit.
The Louis St-Laurent Award of Excellence
Recognizes distinguished or exceptional service to the objectives and goals of the CBA.
Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Law
Recognizes outstanding contribution to the law or legal scholarship in Canada.
Student Fellowships & Awards
Viscount Bennett Fellowship Award
A $20,000 fellowship, awarded annually to a Canadian student to encourage high standards of legal education, training and ethics.
James H Bocking Memorial Award
Recognizes best scholarly paper/article submitted to the Competition Law Section on a subject relating to Canadian competition law or policy.
Edward K Rowan-Legg Award
Recognizes dedicated contribution to the CBA by a student member and encourages student participation in the Canadian Legal Conference.
National Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Section Law School Essay Contest
Promotes and rewards interest in environmental, energy and resources law topics in Canadian law schools.
Walter Owen Book Prize
Recognizes excellent legal writing and rewards outstanding new contributions to Canadian legal literature.
The Justicia Award
Recognizes excellence in journalism, for print and broadcast media.
Recognizes the promotion of equality in the legal profession, the judiciary, or the legal community in Canada.
The Honourable Walter S Tarnopolsky Human Rights Award
Recognizes a resident of Canada who has made an outstanding contribution to domestic or international human rights.
Public Sector Lawyers
The John Tait Award of Excellence
Recognizes a public sector lawyer or law office that has achieved the highest standards of professional conduct and competence and made significant contributions to social justice or community affairs.
The Jack Innes Achievement Award
Recognizes outstanding contribution to the CBA by a current staff member who has exhibited creativity, innovation, leadership and commitment.
Young Lawyers' Pro Bono Award
Recognizes outstanding pro bono legal services to the community by a young lawyer in Canada.
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conference (SOGIC) Awards
Recognize excellence within the Canadian legal profession in advancing the cause of equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and two-spirited (LGBT) people.
Open to lawyers, professors, law students or retired judges who are not members of the LGBT communities.
Open to lawyers, professors, law students or judges who are members of the LGBT communities.
Queen's Counsel Appointments
Recognizes exceptional merit and contribution to the legal profession.
Vancouver YWCA Women of Distinction Awards
Recognizes women who have made a sustained commitment and a significant difference in their community by showing vision, creativity and initiative.