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Call for Nominations: CBA NB Annual Awards 2017

October 04, 2016

The CBA NB is seeking nominations for the 2016 Distinguished Service Award and the 2017 E. Neil McKelvey Q.C. Pro Bono and Volunteer Service Award.

Deadline for Nominations is November 18, 2016.

The awards will be presented at the Mid-Winter Meeting President’s Dinner in Fredericton, New Brunswick on Friday February 3, 2017.

Eligibility: Canadian Bar Association membership is a prerequisite. There are no posthumous awards.

CBA NB Distinguished Service Award

The CBA NB Distinguished Service Award recognizes exceptional contributions and/or achievements by any lawyer residing in New Brunswick:

  • To the province's legal profession
  • To the law or development of the laws in the province
  • To jurisprudence in New Brunswick or Canada
  • Of significant law-related benefit to the residents of New Brunswick
  • To the Canadian Bar Association

E. Neil McKelvey, Q.C. Pro Bono and Volunteer Service Award

The E. Neil McKelvey, Q.C. Pro Bono and Volunteer Service Award recognize outstanding pro bono legal and/or volunteer services to the community by a lawyer residing in New Brunswick.

Nomination Procedure for this award:

  • A letter of nomination including full details as to why the individual should receive the award.
  • A concise curriculum vitae of the nominee must be included.
  • Each nomination must be accompanied by three letters of support from CBA members stating reasons for the candidate’s nomination.
  • The full name, business & home address, telephone, fax and e-mail information of both the nominee and the three nominators shall be included with the nomination.