Distinguished Service Awards
Jointly presented by the Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association - Alberta, these prestigious awards shine a light on the outstanding contributions Alberta lawyers make to the community, the legal profession, to pro bono service and to legal scholarship.
The following information is required for nominations:
- A statement detailing why the candidate is worthy of the award;
- A curriculum vitae outlining the nominee's background, career and any present activities that qualify them for nomination in one of the four categories, and;
- A maximum of two letters of support for the nomination.
The selection committee will consider the following when reviewing nominations: role model for other lawyers; dedication; results achieved; creativity; individual achievement; obstacles overcome; significance of achievement; impact; effective contribution to the role of law in society; and initiative.
Contact Communications at 403-229-4700 or by email.
|Service to the Profession ||Service to the Community ||Legal Scholarship ||Pro Bono Legal Service |
|Alexander D. Pringle, QC ||Thomas R. Owen ||Arlene J. Kwasniak ||Yessy Byl |
Four outstanding Alberta lawyers were recognized for excellence at the 2013 Distinguished Service Awards ceremony held on February 1, 2013 in Edmonton. The Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association - Alberta presented the awards. Programme
The recipients of the 2013 Distinguished Service awards are ( left to right): Arlene J. Kwasniak; Thomas R. Owen; Alexander D. Pringle, QC; and Yessy Byl.