CBA Access to Justice Subcommittee: Legal Aid Leader

The Legal Aid Leader Award recognizes legal aid lawyers who have made a significant contribution to providing access to justice to people in need. 

The Legal Aid Leader Award aims to:

  • promote, reward and recognize outstanding contributions to access to justice through legal aid
  • encourage lawyers to contribute to providing legal aid services
  • raise awareness of the important role lawyers play in delivering legal aid services


The CBA’s Access to Justice Subcommittee will consider Canadian lawyers who have:

  • shown a long term commitment to providing commendable legal services to those in need
  • represented a client on a significant case with particular relevance to legal aid across jurisdictions
  • offered an outstanding academic contribution pertaining to the study of legal aid
  • served as a role model or inspiration to other legal aid lawyers or law students
  • challenged inadequate legal aid tariffs or delivery of services
  • been instrumental in government relations for improved legal aid
  • developed useful tips or tools for other legal aid lawyers and their clients
  • built links between lawyers and community organizations/advocates to promote better access to justice



Please attach a one page summary of your reasons for nominating this candidate. Describe the nominee’s accomplishments as they relate to any relevant criteria listed above.

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