April 10th–16th, 2011 is National Volunteer week and we at the Legal Education Society of Alberta are incredibly grateful for the work and support of our many volunteers. Throughout the week we will be posting one volunteer profile each day–so be sure to check back often! We will share with you their motivations, memorable volunteer experiences, and reasons why they continue to be loyal supporters of LESA.
Have a wonderful week and to all of our volunteers; we thank you.
Steven Mandziuk Q.C. of Finning (Canada) has now been acclaimed Secretary of the Canadian Bar Association Alberta for the upcoming 2011 – 2012 term. Steven’s position begins August 16, 2011.
The 2011-2012 Executive Committee will consist of Jeffrey Wise of Wise Walden Barkauskas as President, Cyril Gurevitch Q.C. of Gurevitch Headon & Associates as Vice-President, Marian De Souza of Alberta Lawyers’ Assist Society as Treasurer, Analea Wayne of The Counsel Network as Past President and Craig Kinsman, Executive Director.
Mr. Hurlburt was born in Vegreville, Alberta and studied at the University of Alberta, earning a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws. After articling under S. W. Field, KC, in Edmonton, he began work at Kane and Hurlburt where he remained for 23 years. He is the recipient of many awards and accolades, notably his Q.C. designation in 1969 and a Distinguished Service Award for Service to the Profession in 1996. He is currently practicing at Reynolds, Mirth, Richards & Farmer LLP.
Stuart M. Campbell – 50 years of service.
Mr. Campbell was born in Nova Scotia where he received his Bachelor of Arts from University of St. Francis Xavier in Antigonish and Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University in Halifax. After articling under William J. Haddad Q.C., he was called to the bar before Hon. Justice Hugh John Macdonald. Mr. Campbell is currently practicing with Cox Trofimuk Campbell in Edmonton.
CBC news has created a free educational tool called the Vote Compass on their website. Developed by political scientists, this click-through survey poses a series of questions to you and then compares your views to the various platforms put forth by the parties. Taking no more than 5 minutes, the Vote Compass provides you with an answer to the question of who to vote for. Results include your political position, your position per statement as well as your picks for Prime Minister.
By ‘dumbing down’ the sometimes daunting task of research and reading up on the various political platforms, do you think this will increase the voting turnout? How will this affect the age range of voters, and will it increase the number of voters in the younger age categories?
A New York court rejected the $125 million settlement that would have ended this 6 year battle between Google and publishers. Google has scanned some 12 million books in the pursuit of spreading knowledge. To read more, click here.
The University of Calgary Faculty of Law welcomes a new Dean of the Faculty of Law. Dr. Ian Holloway Q.C. will begin a 5 year term on July 1, 2011. To read the full announcement from Dr. Elizabeth Cannon, President and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Calgary, click here.
Spots are quickly vanishing! We have only 9 spaces left for our full-day New Wills & Succession Act program on April 30th, 2011 in Lake Louise. Contact Carolyn at 780.969.3551 or visit our website to register today!
New Family and Civil Practice Notes came into force on March 1, 2011 and all prior Family and Civil Practice Notes have been rescinded. If you haven’t yet reviewed these practice notes, you will want to check them out on the Alberta Court’s website at http://bit.ly/eGgbQY.
23 new spots are now available for The New Wills & Succession Act in Lake Louise on April 30th, 2011. For those of you who were on a wait list, we are happy to announce that you are successfully registered. If you have been contemplating attending this full-day program, today is the day to register as spots are disappearing quickly! Click here to reserve your spot online and view program details.