Emond Publishing Criminal Law Series Wins 2018 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing

The Criminal Law Series from Emond Publishing has won the 2018 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing. The series is a collection of practical, accessible and affordable handbooks to assist criminal practitioners, judges and students.

The winner was announced yesterday at a reception held at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) being held in Halifax. The Award is handed out annually by CALL.

It is meant to honour publishers who have produced excellent products and to encourage excellence in new publishing endeavours.

Other nominees for this year’s Award were:

  • Alberta Law Review from the University of Alberta – this is a peer-reviewed student-run legal journal, providing a discussion of contemporary legal issues of interest to lawyers, scholars, judges and law students in Alberta and beyond.
  • The Lawyer’s Daily from Lexis Nexis Canada – it provides real-time Canadian legal news, analysis and current awareness for lawyers and legal professionals.
  • vLex Canada from Compass – in partnership with Justia, Compass brings together international content from vLex Global and Canadian resources including the Maritime Law Book collection and selections from Irwin Law’s Essentials of Canadian Law series.

The award is named after Hugh Lawford (1933-2009), Professor of Law at Queens’ University and the founder of Quicklaw.

Slaw.ca received the award in 2009.

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