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Accessibility Work Wins Pro Bono Award

Jan 25, 2019

Pictured left to right: The Honourable Chief Justice Richard J.F. Chartier, Chief Justice of Manitoba; David Silver, Kathleen McCandless and Andrew Buck, lawyers with Pitblado LLP; and Joëlle Pastora Sala, lawyer with Public Interest Law Centre. 

On January 25, 2019, Andrew Buck, Kathleen McCandless and David Silver of Pitblado LLP were presented the Pro Bono Award by the Manitoba Bar Association.

Kathleen McCandless and Andrew Buck were recognized for the comprehensive review they prepared on behalf of Barrier Free Manitoba related to information and communication accessibility issues. You cand find the Pitblado Law Memorandum on Review of Accessible Information and Communication Standards here (Word / PDF). 

David Silver was recognized for his work filing an appeal with the Tax Court of Canada challenging eligibility requirements for the Disability Tax Credit on behalf of a client with a mental health disability. 

Barrier Free Manitoba would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Public Interest Law Centre, Andrew Buck, Kathleen McCandless and David Silver for their significant contributions to the field of accessibility in the Province of Manitoba. 

Click here to learn more about the Manitoba Bar Association's Pro Bono Award.

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