Richard Wagner hands trophy to Kathleen KennedyRichard Wagner, chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, presents his eponymous award for outstanding Pro Bono Students Canada volunteers to Windsor Law recipient Kathleen Kennedy.

Chief justice hails law student volunteers

Volunteers for Pro Bono Students Canada demonstrate that the law is a noble and caring profession, the Chief Justice of Canada told members of its Windsor chapter last week.

Richard Wagner spoke at the group’s volunteer appreciation event April 4.

Your work and values are building more confidence in our justice system and the rule of law,” he said. “Ultimately, this helps strengthen our democracy.”

Wagner presented the Chief Justice Richard Wagner Award to Kathleen Kennedy in recognition of her leadership and commitment to the Pro Bono Students Canada mission of providing free legal support to people and communities facing barriers to justice.

Kennedy volunteered with the Youth ID Clinic. In partnership with the Windsor Youth Centre, the project helps clients obtain photo identification documents necessary to access community services.

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