Jack Innes Named Winner of CBA's Doug Miller Award
February 21, 2011
Jack Innes, Q.C., a Partner with McInnes Cooper’s Halifax office, was named winner of the Canadian Bar Association’s 2011 Doug Miller Award at the President’s Dinner held at the CBA Mid-Winter Meeting of Council in Charlevoix, Quebec, on Feb. 20.
The Douglas Miller Award honours the late Doug Miller of Yellowknife, a former president of the Association’s Northwest Territories Branch and a very active CBA member who passed away in 1994. The award recognizes a CBA member who demonstrates outstanding dedication and team spirit.
“We are delighted that Jack was chosen to receive the Doug Miller award,” says McInnes Cooper Managing Partner Bernie Miller. “For decades Jack has been demonstrating the qualities this award recognizes.”
Jack has been involved in CBA activities for 42 years. After joining the CBA, he became involved in Branch activities before moving onto the national scene. He has served as President of CBA-Nova Scotia, President of the Canadian Bar Insurance Association and President of the Legal Professional Assistance Conference. He is currently serving as Chair of the CBA’s Fee Review Working Group. Jack also serves on the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association’s new interim Board of Directors.
“Jack possesses all the right qualities. His leadership, his people skills and his infectious sense of humour made him a natural choice,” says CBA President Rod Snow, of Whitehorse.
Known to CBA members as a mentor, advisor, and financial guru, Jack Innes served as the National Treasurer from 2002 to 2007. He received the Nova Scotia Distinguished Service Award in 1999 and the Association’s Louis St. Laurent Award of Excellence in 2000 for his exceptional service to the goals of the CBA. When he left the CBA Treasury, an annual national staff award was created in his honour.
The Canadian Bar Association is dedicated to support for the rule of law, and improvement in the law and the administration of justice. Some 37,000 lawyers, law teachers, and law students from across Canada are members.
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