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Bennett Jones' Agarwal wins CBA pro bono award

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 2:02 PM | By John Chunn

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 award recognizes outstanding pro bono legal services to the community by a young lawyer in Canada.

The CBA applauds Agarwal 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."

Agarwal donated the $500 Pro Bono Award prize to Pro Bono Ontario and has made a matching donation.

At Bennett Jones, Agarwal 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. He is president of the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto, one of North America’s largest diverse bar associations.