The Annual Celebration was an opportunity to recognize PBLA accomplishments this past year, acknowledge the many volunteers who are engaged in pro bono services all over Alberta, and to thank PBLA Board, Advisory Board members and staff for their contributions to the organization’s success.
PBLA presented the 2013 Pro Bono Project Award to two co-winners: Dentons Canada LLP and Miller Thomson LLP, both of which were instrumental in getting the Civil Claims Duty Counsel project off the ground in Edmonton in January 2012.
PBLA welcomed The Honourable Terrence J. Matchett, Chief Judge, Provincial Court of Alberta, as Keynote Speaker on the Program. Closing Remarks were delivered by Phyllis Smith, QC, PBLA Advisory Board Member.
The event was attended by almost 70 guests including members of the judiciary, lawyers, law students, not for profit staff and pro bono clinic staff and volunteers.