Awards & Recognition

Remarkable Deserves Recognition

The Georges A. Goyer QC Memorial Award for Distinguished Service recognizes exceptional contributions by a B.C. resident to the legal profession, the law, jurisprudence, or a significant law-related benefit for British Columbians. Created in 1992, this award is made in memory of a respected lawyer who generously served the CBA.

Goyer Memorial Award

CBABC Branch Awards celebrate members who give back to the profession and their community, prioritize equality and diversity, selflessly serve others and innovate within the workplace.

Community   Equality & Diversity   Innovation   Pro Bono Award

Nominations Open
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.

Nominations Open
Community Supporter Award

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

Nominations Open
Equality & Diversity Award

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

Nominations Open
Innovation Award

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

Nominations Open
Harry Rankin, QC Pro Bono Award

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

President's Medal

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

Aboriginal Lawyers Forum Special Contribution 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 Ally Award

Recognizes an ally (firm or individual) and their contribution to the Aboriginal Lawyers Forum in addressing the various issues facing Indigenous people in the legal profession.

Aboriginal Lawyers Forum Student Appreciation Award

Given to law students of Indigenous ancestry who have shown consistent dedication to Indigenous people in the field of law.

Women Lawyers Forum Rising Star 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

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

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

Law Student Awards

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