NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN
This prestigious CBABC award recognizes exceptional accomplishments within the legal community, in honor of Georges A Goyer, QC.
Please take a moment to consider nominating individuals in recognition of their outstanding work. Eligibility includes BC Residents who made contributions and/or achievements to the legal profession in BC, to jurisprudence in BC or Canada, to the law or development of the law in BC, or a significant law-related benefit to the residents of BC.
Submit your nomination by Feb 4
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barbara findlay, QC honoured for exceptional contributions to BC's legal profession
CBABC congratulates Vancouver lawyer barbara findlay, QC as the 2020 recipient of the Georges A. Goyer QC Memorial Award for Distinguished Service. CBABC presented the award at its virtual Annual General Meeting on Saturday, February 6.
The Georges A Goyer, QC Memorial Award for Distinguished Service was initiated in 1992 and is named in honour of a respected member of the BC Branch who passed away on November 5, 1992 after a courageous battle with cancer. Georges A Goyer, QC served the CBA as Chair of the National Legal Aid Liaison Committee, Chair of the BC Branch Criminal Justice (Vancouver) Section, Elected Member of the BC Branch and National CBA Councils, Member of the BC Branch and Law Society of BC Communications Committees, Board Member of the Canadian Bar Insurance Association, and Assistant Professor/Director of the UBC Legal Clinic, Faculty of Law.
Any resident of BC (except a current member of the Executive of the CBABC) is eligible for the award.
This award is presented annually.
The award is presented by the CBABC President at the Bench and Bar Dinner.
The nominee must consent to the nomination and must be nominated by three CBABC members in good standing.
The Award is adjudicated by a four person panel comprised of the CBABC President, CBABC Past President, the Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Society, and an Elected Member of the CBABC Provincial Council, residing outside of the Lower Mainland.
The award is a glass disc emblazoned with the CBA logo and mounted on a glass base.
- 2020 - barbara findlay, QC
- 2019 - Robert Brun, QC
- 2018 - Terence E. La Liberté, QC
- 2017 - John Waddell, QC
- 2016 - Catherine Boies Parker
- 2015 - Mary Mouat, QC
- 2014 - Professor Isabel Grant
- 2013 - Glenn Gallins, QC
- 2013 - Donald J. Sorochan, QC
- 2012 - Joyce DeWitt-Van Oosten, QC
- 2011 - James D. Vilvang, QC
- 2010 - Walley Lightbody, QC
- 2009 - Jerry McHale, QC and Art Vertlieb, QC
- 2008 - Marvin Storrow, QC, LLD
- 2007 - Jack Giles, QC
- 2006 - Thomas R Berger, OC, QC
- 2005 - Darrell W Roberts, QC
- 2004 - Warren T Wilson, QC
- 2003 - The Honourable Madam Justice Lynn Smith
- 2002 - Paul Beckmann, QC
- 2001 - Louise Mandell, QC
- 2000 - The Honourable Mr Justice Wallace T Oppal
- 1999 - Peter Wilson, QC
- 1998 - Gilbert Schmitt, QC
- 1995 - Dr Donovan Waters, QC
- 1994 - The Honourable Nathan T Nemetz and Marlene Scott, QC
- 1993 - Neil Davidson, QC
- 1992 - Alec C Robertson, QC
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