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Commission/ Robert-Sauvé Award

Robert-Sauvé Award


Winners 2002

On November 14, 2002, the Commission des services juridiques conferred the 2002 Robert-Sauvé Award to Mrs. France Labelle and Me Robert Forest. Me Pierre Bélanger, Chairman of the Commission des services juridiques, and Me Normand Jutras, Québec Minister of Justice, presented the Award to the two winners.
,br>The Robert-Sauvé Award honours the exceptional contribution of individuals to promoting the rights of the less fortunate. It is comprised of two components, the General Public Award and the Network Award.

« General Public » category

Mrs. France Labelle

Photo: Paul Ducharme

In the photograph, from left to right: Me Normand Jutras, Québec Minister of Justice, Mrs. France Labelle, recipient of the General Public Award of the Award, Me Robert Forest, recipient of the Network Award of the Award, and
Mrs. France LabelleThe Award for the General Public Award was conferred on Mrs. France Labelle, who has been director general of the Refuge des jeunes de Montréal for the past 10 years. Mrs. Labelle, who is the director general and co-founder of the Refuge des jeunes de Montréal, has been involved, professionally and as a volunteer, with individuals in distress for over 18 years. She made the career decision to work within a community setting and for social development because she firmly believes that social justice and the fight against poverty are the bases for the social emancipation of individuals.

« Legal Aid Network » category

Me Robert Forest

Me Robert Forest
The Award for the Network Award was conferred on Me Robert Forest who was the director general of the Community Legal Centre of Montréal from 1975 to 1997. Me Forest, who was admitted to the Québec Bar on January 10, 1964, joined the Bureau de l’assistance judiciaire, the precursor of the legal aid network in Québec, in 1969. In 1972, he was in charge of the criminal law section of the new legal aid corporation in Montréal and Laval and, in 1975, he became the director general of the Community Legal Centre of Montréal. Me Forest was always an ardent defender of the legal aid network and always worked in the best interests of the recipients of legal aid, the organization itself and the lawyers working there.
Robert Sauvé
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© Commission des services juridiques Création: Diane Laurin - 2017