Seeking Nominations for the 2021 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries has long had an annual award for excellent legal publishing. Some years ago, we renamed the award we present after Queens University Professor Hugh Lawford (1933-2009) to recognize his contributions to legal publishing in Canada. As a group of legal information specialists, our work depends on being able to access and share high-quality legal knowledge. We value innovation and the award is open to all information formats. was recognized with this award in 2009.

The CALL/ACBD is accepting nominations for the 2021 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing.

This award honours a publisher (whether for-profit or not-for profit, corporate or non-corporate) that has demonstrated excellence by publishing a work, series, website, or electronic product that makes a significant contribution to legal research and scholarship.

Members and non-members of CALL/ACBD are welcome to make nominations.

Nominations can be submitted to Ann Marie Melvie (Email amelvie @, Past President of CALL/ACBD, before February 15, 2021.

The award will be presented to the recipient during the 2021 CALL/ACBD Virtual Annual Conference, which will be held May 26 – June 4, 2021.

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