Harry Rankin, QC Pro Bono Award

David Wotherspoon, the 2019 Harry Rankin, QC Pro Bono Award recipient, is committed to representing people facing seemingly insurmountable odds – people in need of creative, experienced and dedicated counsel.


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.

Eligibility

Any resident of BC (except a current member of the Executive of the CBABC) is eligible for the award.

Nomination, Selection and Presentation

Nominations are sought in April. The Board of Directors selects the recipient and the award is presented by the CBABC President at the last Provincial Council meeting of the fiscal year, usually held in June. 

Previous Recipients

  • 2018 - Gregory Heywood
  • 2017 - Donna Turko
  • 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
(604) 687-3404 or 1 (888) 687-3404
awards@cbabc.org