The award is presented annually to a recipient who engages in delivering, establishing, coordinating, or advocating, in relation to pro bono legal services in Saskatchewan. The award is presented by CLASSIC Law and Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan in alternating years. A call for nominations occurs in December/January and the recipient is selected by a Selection Committee.
Idowu worked as a lawyer in Nigeria before being called to the Saskatchewan Bar in September 2014. Idowu has been a dedicated volunteer of Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan (PBLS) since her call, first volunteering at the Regina Free Legal Clinic before she moved to Moose Jaw and began volunteering at the Moose Jaw Free Legal Clinic in January 2016. She practices with Grayson and Company and has a focus in family law. She is not only a staple volunteer at the Moose Jaw Free Legal Clinic, but she has also assisted clients through PBLS’s Panel Program. She also volunteers her time on various provincial and national committees to benefit the legal community more broadly.
This award was created by Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan to acknowledge individual volunteer lawyers, across Saskatchewan, who display an exemplary dedication to the provision of pro bono services to low income and marginalized populations.
Ron is a retired lawyer living in Candle Lake. Ron first volunteered at our Prince Albert Free Legal Clinic from 2006 to 2008. He then began volunteering again in 2017 for both our Northern/Rural Free Legal Clinic Program and the Panel Program. Ron goes above and beyond to assist clients, often providing them assistance beyond the one-hour appointment at the free legal clinic. When Ron meets a client with limited capacity to represent themselves, he will refer them to the Panel Program and often signs up to take the client on himself.
The Dedicated Firm Award acknowledges a law firms in Saskatchewan that has displayed an exemplary dedication to the provision of pro bono services to low income and marginalized populations.
Leland Campbell Kondratoff Persick LLP is a nine-lawyer law firm located in Yorkton. From 2013 to present, lawyers at the firm have been dedicated to regularly volunteer at our Yorkton Free Legal Clinic. Such dedication is only made possible when a firm culture is dedicated to giving back in their community. We would specifically like to thank Kristin Martinuk, Kyla Eiffert, Mark Persick, Michelle McCrea and Konsta Stamatinos. This law firm shows a dedication to the work of pro bono and is an asset to the work of PBLS in the city of Yorkton.