Emond Wins CALL’s Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing for LGBTQ2+ Law

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries / Association canadienne des bibliotheques de droit (CALL/ACBD) is pleased to announce that LGBTQ2+ Law: Practice Issues and Analysis, Joanna Radbord, General Editor, is the winner of the 2020 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing!

Members of the LGBTQ2+ community face unique hurdles, especially in areas of family, immigration, estates, and criminal law. LGBTQ2+ Law: Practice Issues and Analysis takes a practical approach to identifying and analyzing key LGBTQ2+ issues that arise in these various legal contexts. The first text of its kind, it draws on the expertise and experience of a diverse author team to provide practitioners with a deep understanding of how their clients’ identities affect their interactions with the Canadian legal landscape. The book also contains more than 20 personal stories describing the challenges faced and successes celebrated by the LGBTQ2+ community. It is available in print and electronic format

The Award, which was announced Friday, June 5, during CALL/ACBD’s virtual conference, is named after the late Hugh Lawford, law professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and founder of Quicklaw.

Congratulations to Emond Publishing!

And congratulations to these shortlisted publishers:

Blue J Legal for Employment Foresight
Irwin Law for Researching Legislative Intent: A Practical Guide, Susan Barker and Erica Anderson, Authors
Lancaster House for eText on Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law, Peter Neumann and Jeffrey Sack, Authors
University of Alberta Press for Government Information in Canada, Amanda Wakaruk and Sam-Chin Li, Editors


  1. Robert Shawyer

    Congratulations to Joanna, her contributors and all the finalist. Fantastic work!!!