B.C. lawyer is 2009 Alumni Achievement Award winner
A tip of the Tricolour tam to Linda Locke, Law’84, of Hazelton Lake, B.C. Linda, is the 2009 winner of the Alumni Achievement Award, which Queen’s University Alumni Association gives to a grad “who has demonstrated the high ideals imparted by a Queen’s University education through significant contribution to one or more of the following: the arts or sciences, public service, leadership in business; industry or a profession; or community, charitable, or volunteer work.”
Linda, who is herself a member of the Stō:lo nation from the Fraser Valley, has dedicated her career to helping aboriginal people and other disadvantaged residents of the Hazleton, B.C. area navigate their way through the Canadian legal system
Linda, who operates the only legal aid clinic in the remote community, was the recipient of the Canadian Bar Association’s Community Service Award in 2003, and in the B.C. government honoured her by naming her a Queen’s Counsel.
In a 2004 Review profile, Linda’s classmate Moira Tobin, Law’83, wrote, “Working in a small-town legal aid clinic isn’t easy, nor is it as lucrative as working in a private practice or in a government ministry might be. But Linda is committed to what she does, and she does it well.”