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Nicholas Cann K.C., McKercher LLP
This award recognizes someone who engages in delivering, establishing, coordinating, or advocating, in relation to pro bono legal services in the province. The award is presented by CLASSIC Law and Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan in alternating years. The award recipient is selected from nominees by a committee.
Mr. Cann has volunteered at the Regina Free Legal Clinic (Clinic) since 2005. He volunteered while the Clinic transitioned to being facilitated by Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan (PBLS) when the organization was established in 2008. Mr. Cann is one of the longest serving PBLS volunteers. He currently sits on the PBLS Board bringing years of experience and expertise. He has created a pro bono culture at McKercher LLP, encouraging junior lawyers to volunteer.
Nominees for the award were Merrilee Rasmussen K.C., Richard Gibbons and Sean Watson.
Andrea Johnson, Gerrand Rath Johnson
This award acknowledges a PBLS volunteer lawyer who displays an exemplary dedication to the provision of pro bono services as a PBLS volunteer.
Ms. Johnson has volunteered at the Regina Free Legal Clinic since 2014. Her dedication to PBLS is evident through the flexibility she brings to her volunteer work. Clients have praised Ms. Johnson for her patience and compassion.
Nominees for the award were Conner Clyde, George Thurlow K.C., Ling Ma, Pierre Hawkins and Paul Wood.
Chow McCleod Barristers & Solicitors
This award acknowledges a law firm in Saskatchewan that has displayed an exemplary dedication to the provision of pro bono services through Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan.
Chow McLeod has a long history of supporting the work of PBLS and has been integral to the success of the Moose Jaw Free Legal Clinic. Tim McLeod, Julie Knox, Monique Paquin and Tim Hansen currently or have volunteered at PBLS through the Moose Jaw Free Legal Clinic. A specific thank you to Tim Hansen who goes above and beyond in serving clients through PBLS.
Nominees for the award were Naidu Legal, McDougall Gauley LLP (Regina) and Two Rivers Legal Professional Corporation.