Sanjana and Eva were both recipients of the 2019 PBLA “Above and Beyond Award” which recognizes an outstanding lawyer, articling student or law student for his or her dedication and extraordinary contributions to pro bono causes.
In particular, Sanjana was recognized for her significant involvement with the PBLA QB Amicus Program, which provides real-time assistance to the court and to self-represented litigants during morning Master and Justice Civil Chambers (QB “Civil Duty Counsel”). The program offers self-represented litigants appearing in Masters Chambers “storefront” summary legal advice, assistance with document preparation, assistance in chambers and education on court procedures and appropriate onward referrals.
Eva was recognized for her significant involvement with the PBLA Civil Claims Duty Counsel (CCDC) Program. The CCDC project is a legal advice clinic that provides assistance for those involved in civil matters in provincial court in Calgary and Edmonton. Examples of these matters include landlord and tenant disputes, small claims, insurance or personal injury and employment matters (under $50,000).
Partner Dana Nowak, who co-ordinates these initiatives for the firm’s Alberta offices, said, “I am very proud of the firm’s commitment to PBLA’s access to justice initiatives.”
The firm congratulates Sanjana and Eva on their well-deserved recognition and applauds them for their continued pro bono service to the community in Alberta.
Pro Bono Law Alberta is a non-profit organization that promotes access to justice in Alberta by creating and promoting opportunities for lawyers to provide free legal services to persons of limited means.
Edmonton lawyer Sanjana Ahmed carries on a general civil litigation practice, with a focus on estate litigation, corporate commercial disputes and employment litigation.
Based out the firm’s Edmonton office, Eva Forys is a litigation lawyer whose practice focuses on construction and commercial litigation, Builders’ Lien matters, Aboriginal and general litigation.