Harry Rankin, QC Pro Bono Award

CBABC members are now welcome to honour a fellow member through a nomination for the Harry Rankin, QC Pro Bono Award. 

Nomination deadline is Friday, April 27, 2018. CBABC Awards will be presented in June 2018. 

Download the Nomination Form

Congratulations to the recipient of 
the 2017 Harry Rankin, QC Pro Bono Award:

Donna Turko of Turko & Company

In memory of Harry Rankin, QC’s immense support of access to justice for the poor, this award acknowledges the contribution of pro bono work. Donna Turko’s pro bono commitments include providing seminars on prisons and parole issues for non-profit groups and organizations. She is on the CBA’s National Criminal Justice Section committee on imprisonment and release. And in 2005, Donna won at the Supreme Court of Canada in determining the legality of decisions affecting prisoners’ liberty.

About the Award

In recognition of the immense contribution of Harry Rankin, QC in supporting access to justice for the poor, the CBABC resolved to establish an annual reward to recognize outstanding contributions by a member of CBABC in the area of pro bono work.


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 and the Awards & Recognition Committee at the June Provincial Council meeting.

Nomination Procedure

The Award is ajudicated by the Awards & Recognition Committee.

Selection Process

The award shall be granted at the discretion of the Awards & Recognition Committee. The recipient will be selected by the Awards & Recognition Committee at their sole discretion.


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Previous Recipients

  • 2016 - Sheila Tucker
  • 2015 - Claire Hunter
  • 2014 - Jamie F. Maclaren
  • 2013 - Donald J. Sorochan, QC
  • 2012 - Bruce F. Fraser, QC
  • 2011 - John-Paul Boyd
  • 2010 - N/A
  • 2009 - N/A
  • 2008 - Angus Gunn
  • 2007 - Carman Overholt, QC
  • 2006 - Dugald Christie
  • 2005 - Darrell Roberts, QC
  • 2004 - Ronald F T MacIsaac

Additional Information 

CBABC Awards
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