David Williams, QC and Donald Taylor, QC Memorial Bursary

  • September 25, 2017

The Cowichan Valley Bar Association (CVBA) is made up of lawyers practicing in the Cowichan Valley. For many years members have supported a Bursary to encourage and assist students in their law related field of study.

A purpose of the CVBA is to encourage the practice of law according to the best traditions of the Bar, which include professionalism, hard work, integrity, ethical practice, skill development, client loyalty, collegiality, service to the community and a willingness to give back to the community by helping others in need.

The Bursary is provided in honour of, and is dedicated to the memory of two of the finest legal practitioners in the Cowichan Valley, David Williams Q.C. (1923-1999) and Donald Taylor Q.C. (1948-2009). Mr. Williams and Mr. Taylor both demonstrated practice in the best traditions of the Bar.

BURSARY: Each year the CVBA membership allocates funds to be awarded to a deserving applicant. The Bursary awarded this year will be $1,000.00.

Interested applicants must demonstrate a connection to the Cowichan Valley and attendance during the 2017-2018 academic year in either post-secondary education or training, in a law related field such as law school, legal assistant, policing, criminology and court services.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit an introductory letter together with resume or other materials the applicant considers relevant. Qualified applicants will be considered in relation to the following criteria:

  • Community Service
  • Hard work
  • Achievement in studies
  • Financial need

Applicants can be sent to the CVBA Bursary Committee, care of: Colleen Johel,  200 – 44 Queens Road, Duncan, BC, V9L 2W4, by fax 250-746-4070 or by email to cmjohel@ridgco.com no later than October 31, 2017.