The Canadian Law Blog Awards, known in the industry as the Clawbies, is quickly approaching! Begun in 2006, the Clawbies showcase the best of the best when it comes to blogging within the Canadian legal industry. With the intention of promoting a sense of community, increasing the accessibility of information, and of generating a global dialogue, blogging is now a part of the Legal Education Society of Alberta’s regular routine. As a blog taking its first steps, we eagerly await the New Year’s Eve announcement of which Canadian law blog takes home the award!
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The new Alberta Rules of Court, which come into effect on November 1, 2010, have prescribed a number of forms and introduced many procedural changes for the Court of Queen’s Bench. It is the responsibility of litigants or their counsel to ensure that, starting on November 1, 2010, they are fully complying with the new Rules of Court. Continue reading New Rules of Court and Forms Grace Period
Each year, The Law Society of Alberta recognizes lawyers with 30 years of service, and also commemorates lawyers with 50 and 60 years of legal service. For the first time in its 103 year history the Law Society recognized a member who has practised law for 70 consecutive years, Maclean (Mac) Everett Jones Q.C. of Calgary. A reception marking the occasion took place November 24th, 2010
The Law Society also recognized 60 Years of Service by Gerald M. Burden Q.C., as well as, 50 Years of Service by Theodore L. Babie; Arthur M. Davis Q.C.; Donald T.D. Hatch Q.C.; Raymond F. Kutz; Robbert G. Roddie Q.C.; the Honourable Judge R.A. Jacobson; and Stanley S. Schumacher Q.C. at a lunch on November 25th, 2010.