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Judge J. Gary Cohen Receives 2012 Hero Award

Congratulations to Judge J. Gary Cohen (British Columbia), our former President.

The Canadian Bar Association has announced, “The Hon. Judge J. Gary Cohen of Surrey, B.C., is the winner of the Canadian Bar Association’s (CBA) 2012 Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conference (SOGIC) Hero Award. Judge Cohen receives the award in recognition of his significant contributions in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and two-spirited (LGBTT) communities in Canada.

‘Judge Cohen has dedicated an overwhelming amount of his professional and personal time towards improving the lives of LGBTT people both within his community and the legal profession,” says Kael McKenzie, SOGIC Awards Committee Chair. “Throughout his career, he has served as a role model and mentor to many, and has effectively brought about a cultural shift amongst lawyers and the judiciary in terms of how LGBTT people and issues are considered.'”  Canadian Bar Association 8-10-12

Among the news coverage (including a nifty photograph) is an August 14th article in the Surrey Leader.

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