Farris is pleased to provide five deserving first year Allard Law students with our annual Jack Giles, Q.C. Award in Advocacy. This award is bestowed on law students who, in addition to maintaining strong academic standing, demonstrate a commitment to community service. After receiving his law degree from UBC in 1959, Jack Giles appeared for nearly 50 years as trial and appellate counsel in courts throughout Canada, in virtually all areas of the law. Both in practice and through his roles in numerous organizations throughout his distinguished career, he was a leader in advocating for a number of important matters, including access to justice, the rule of law, an independent judiciary, civility to fellow members of the bar, and independence of the bar. We are delighted to help foster the next generation of leaders.