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

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


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


  • 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.

Please send your completed nomination to:

Denise Cameron Scott
Executive Director, CBA-NB
422 York Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 3P7


November 18, 2016

The Award will be presented at the annual Mid-Winter Meeting during the President’s Dinner in Fredericton on Feb. 3, 2017.


  • Kelly VanBuskirk (Lawson & Creamer)
  • Kathryn L. Stratton (McInnes Cooper)
  • Bruce D. Hatfield, Q.C  (Cox and Palmer)
  • Access to Family Justice Task Force – 2009, Including:
  • The Honourable Mr. Justice Raymond J. Guerette
  • Michelle Boudreau-Dumas of Campbellton
  • Sheila Cameron of Moncton
  • Jennifer Donovan of Fredericton,
  • Mary-Eileen Flanagan of Saint John,
  • David Lutz, Q.C. of Hampton
  • Brenda Noble, Q.C. of  Saint John
  • Robert Charman
  • Edward Derrah New Brunswick Legal Aid Services
  • Howard T. Myatt Allen Dixon Smith Townsend – Fredericton
  • Legal Aid Lawyers of New Brunswick
  • Honourable Anne Dugas-Horsman -Provincial Court of New Brunswick, Moncton
  • RenĂ© J. Basque - Forbes Roth Basque, Moncton