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CALL/ACBD is accepting nominations for the 2022 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 this award is open to legal content in all information formats. was recognized with this award in 2009.

The 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. Information about the process is available at

As Past President of CALL/ACBD, I have the honour of Chairing the award committee. Please send me your nominations (Email smireau at, , before January15, 2022.

The award will be presented to the recipient during the 2022 CALL/ACBD Annual Conference, which will be held in Montreal May 28-June 2, 2022.

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