Everyday Heroes: Lending professional advice

As the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, many people faced a wide range of legal challenges, such as wrongful dismissals and changes to their employment situations or landlord-tenant issues.

Already stressed and under pressure, it can be challenging to get the right legal help even when you can’t afford it.

Okotoks Father Dubois Council #7092 Advocate Brother Terry Meyers is a local lawyer, fully involved in his Knights of Columbus council. He and his wife are proud parents of three children. Recently, he also moved left a local legal firm to set up his own practice. Talking about being busy!

We all experienced how hectic life can be with a full-time professional job and a growing family in a COVID-19. This hasn’t stopped Brother Terry.

He is actively participating in providing free legal advice through the Calgary Legal Guidance volunteer lawyer program, (CLG).

He had been working in Edmonton and Sherwood Park and volunteering at similar organizations. Terry finds this work very rewarding and a way of giving back to his community, particularly to those who can’t necessarily afford a lawyer.

His generosity, dedication and commitment was recognized by the Calgary Legal Guidance volunteer lawyer program.

Terry was named CLG’s volunteer of the year and received the honour from Court of Queen's Bench Justice Ola Malik.

Okotoks Council #7092 is pleased and honoured to have Brother Terry recognized for this prestigious award and to call Terry its own Brother Knight.