The Benchers of the Law Society of British Columbia have chosen Charles C. Locke, QC, a retired partner of BLG, to receive the Law Society Award in 2006, in recognition of his outstanding career as counsel, judge and lawyer who has committed many hours to his profession and community. Praised by colleagues as “a professional of unimpeachable good character,” he has earned a reputation for integrity and honesty. Born in Winnipeg, he embraced his family’s legal tradition to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. After a degree at UBC, he was called to the BC bar in 1942. His long and distinguished career as counsel includes many interesting roles, including as Counsel for the Workmen’s Compensation Board, Royal Commission of Inquiry, Counsel to Chief Justice Sloan on the Royal Commission on Forestry in BC, Commission Counsel to Chief Justice, Royal Commission on Voter Fraud and Counsel to the Government of BC on aboriginal affairs.