Awards & Recognition

It’s time to recognize extraordinary women in law.

CBABC proudly honours excellence in BC’s legal profession. The BC Women Lawyers Forum is pleased to announce the opening of the WLF Award of Excellence and the Deborah Van Ginkel, QC Mentoring Award, along with the brand-new Rising Star Award. These awards celebrate individual and industry excellence along with outstanding achievements and contributions to our association and the legal profession in British Columbia.

Award of Excellence   Mentoring Award   Rising Star Award

Women Lawyers Forum Rising Star Award

This Award celebrates a woman lawyer for her professional success and contributions to the BC legal community over less than ten years of practice.

Women Lawyers Forum Award of Excellence

The Award celebrates the accomplishments of a woman who has succeeded in breaking new ground for women in the legal profession in British Columbia.

Women Lawyers Forum Debra Van Ginkel, QC Mentoring Award

This Award honours the memory and accomplishments of Debra Van Ginkel, QC, an extraordinary woman and member of the legal profession.

Georges A. Goyer, QC Memorial Award for Distinguished Service

Recognizes the exceptional contributions and/or achievements by any resident of British Columbia to the legal profession.

President's Medal

Awarded by the CBABC president, this medal recognizes a significant contribution to the profession during the President's term.

Community Supporter Award

The award honours CBA members anywhere in BC who have demonstrated outstanding dedication, service and commitment to supporting their community.

Equality and Diversity Award

Celebrates the accomplishments of a CBABC member who has succeeded in advancing equality in the legal profession or generally in British Columbia.

Harry Rankin, QC Pro Bono Award

Recognizes outstanding contributions by a member of CBABC in the area of pro bono work.

Innovation Award

Recognizes lawyers, law firms or organizations who demonstrate leadership in promoting workplace innovation within the practice of law.

Aboriginal Lawyers Forum Special Contribution Award

This award recognizes a firm or individual's contribution to the Aboriginal Lawyers Forum in addressing issues facing Indigenous people in the legal profession.

Aboriginal Lawyers Forum Student Appreciation Award

This award is given to law students of Indigenous ancestry who have shown consistent dedication to Indigenous people in the field of law.

Law Student Awards

In recognition of the law students who best exemplify CBABC ideals at UBC. UVic, and TRU.