Ranjan Agarwal, a partner in Bennett Jones' Toronto office, is the winner of the 2017 Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Young Lawyers Pro Bono Award. This annual award recognizes outstanding pro bono legal services to the community by a young lawyer in Canada.
The CBA applauds Ranjan for the dedication and heart he puts into pro bono legal work, "putting in countless hours on some of Canada’s most high-profile public interest litigation, as well as working on cases that will never make the headlines." He is also thanked for being an innovator in the pro bono field, "developing programs that help self-represented litigants navigate the system, and the cases he has litigated have played a role in developing the law around pro bono services."
Ranjan donated the $500 Pro Bono Award prize to Pro Bono Ontario, and has made a matching donation.
At Bennett Jones, Ranjan maintains a complex litigation practice, with a specific focus on class action, commercial, constitutional and employment disputes. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, and co-author of Class Actions Law and Practice. Ranjan is President of the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto, one of North America’s largest diverse bar associations.
This is the latest prominent award Ranjan has been honoured with recently. Others include:
- Canadian Lawyer Magazine - The Top 25 Most Influential - Young Influencers - 2016
- Legal Media Groups Benchmark Litigation: Canada - Recognized as a future star - 2015-2017
- Lexpert's Rising Stars - Recognized as one of Canada's leading 40 lawyers under 40 - 2015
- Ontario Bar Association - Winner of Heather McArthur Memorial Award - 2015
- Precedent Magazine - Recognized as a Precedent Setter Award winner - 2012
About Bennett Jones
Bennett Jones is one of Canada's premier business law firms and home to over 380 lawyers and business advisors in nine offices. With exceptional experience in complex cross-border and international transactions, the firm is well equipped to advise foreign businesses and investors with Canadian ventures, and connect Canadian businesses and investors with opportunities around the world.