Lawyer honoured for pro bono work

A lawyer who spends countless hours volunteering his expertise in court for free will be honoured Wednesday.

A lawyer who spends countless hours volunteering his expertise in court for free will be honoured Wednesday.

Luke Kurata will receive the second annual Prism Award as part of national Pro Bono Week by the Central Alberta Bar Association.

A former Crown prosecutor, Kurata has been a “tireless advocate for ensuring that the most vulnerable our community gain access to justice,” said Central Alberta Legal Community Legal Clinic board chair Suzanne Alexander-Smith.

“Luke’s dedication to volunteering free legal advice to those in need is an outstanding example of our local lawyers’ commitment to their community. We’re very pleased to recognize and honour his efforts with this award,” said Sandra Manning, president of the bar association.

Pro Bono week, which runs through Saturday, provides opportunity to celebrate, inform and energize the legal profession’s efforts to increase access to justice through the delivery of pro bono legal services.

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