2022 NSLA Commission R. Gordon Murray, KC Award

We are pleased to share that the first recipient of the NSLA Commission’s R. Gordon Murray, KC Award is Roger Burrill. The award is given based on Murray’s legacy to recognize the impact a recipient has on the legal aid movement. The award recognizes that legal aid is a living evolving pillar of justice and fairness. Roger embodies the values of NSLA: excellence, respect, client focused, fearlessness and collaboration. The advocacy he has provided extends beyond this province and has had an impact across the country, including most recently his role as senior Commission Counsel for the Mass Casualty Commission. As Gordon said himself in an email response read to Roger on the evening of his award presentation, “Roger Burrill raises the bar for what the award is meant to be. Roger is a brilliant lawyer whose social conscience has formed his career. Roger is a modest man who uses his talents to fight for his clients and not to promote himself. Roger has added to the quality of Legal Aid.” Congratulations Roger!