VICTORIA - At yesterday’s Canadian Bar Association BC Branch (CBABC) Mentoring Reception at the University of Victoria, Faculty of Law, CBABC Young Lawyers Representative Kerry Simmons announced a $30,000 endowment which will support the existing CBABC Branch Entrance Scholarship.
CBABC President James M. Bond said of the endowment, "we are extremely pleased to be providing this endowment to the University of Victoria Faculty of Law. This scholarship represents one of the many ways that the British Columbia Branch of the Canadian Bar Association supports law students in British Columbia."
Dean Donna Greschner welcomed the announcement. “We applaud the CBA for its commitment to legal education and community service. This lasting endowment will assist many law students in financing their legal education and, as importantly, encourage them to engage in the public service that is the hallmark of the CBA.”
The $30,000 endowment will be matched by $30,000 from the Law Foundation of British Columbia.
The combined $60,000 endowment will be created and governed by the policies of the University of Victoria Foundation and administered by the Faculty of Law and the Student Awards and Financial Aid office at the University of Victoria.
The scholarship is awarded to a student entering the UVic Faculty of Law who has best shown a strong commitment to the ideals served by the Canadian Bar Association, which include the promotion of Justice and/or law reform, through his or her exemplary public service or community service, as demonstrated by extra-curricular activities at educational institutions, volunteer work with community or charitable organisations, or any kind of public service activities.
Photos of the event are available. The Canadian Bar Association is the professional organization representing more than 37,000 lawyers, judges and law students in Canada, including 6,400 members in British Columbia.