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CALL/ACBD Awards

I am a bit surprised that no one has posted the news on Slaw that Ted Tjaden received the Denis Marshall Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Librarianship at the Canadian Law Libraries Association annual meeting on Monday. A description of the award can be found on the CALL website.

I assume that in due course the Association will be posting some sort of testimonial to Ted on their website along with pictures of the award presentation, but I‘m quite certain that Slaw readers will want to send their congratulations to Ted as well. We are certainly proud to . . . [more]

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Women’s Law Association of Ontario: Upcoming Events

Readers in the Toronto region might like to note the following events planned by the Women’s Law Association of Ontario:

  • Alternative Careers – So you’re a Lawyer, Now What?
    Thursday May 6, 2010
    Advocates Society Education Centre
    1700 – 480 University Ave, Toronto
    5:30 -7:30

    Not sure if your hard-earned law degree gives you what you need? Ready for a career change of just interested in learning about the hidden opportunities in and outside the law? Join us for our 4th annual panel of successful and influential lawyers who have found their role.

  • 2010 Annual Awards Dinner
    President’s Award -McCarthy
. . . [more]
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Margaret A. Banks (1928-2010)

We note with sadness the passing of Margaret Banks the Doyenne of Canada’s law librarians. She died on Thursday at the age of 81. Slaw readers of a certain age will remember her meticulous work “Using a law library: a guide for students and lawyers in the common law provinces of Canada” which went through six editions between 1974 and 1994. . . . [more]

Posted in: Announcements, Legal Information: Libraries & Research

European Journal of Law and Technology

The venerable Journal of Information, Law & Technology (JILT) is reborn as the European Journal of Law and Technology. Volume 1, Number 1, available free online, is a special issue, “A History of Legal Informatics”:

  • Let there Be Lite: A Brief History of Legal Information Retrieval (Jon Bing)
  • The Global Development of Free Access To Legal Information (Graham Greenleaf)
  • How Structural Features of the U.S. Judicial System Have Affected the Take-Up of Digital Technology by Courts (Peter W Martin)
  • Legal Informatics – A Personal Appraisal of Context and Progress (Richard Susskind)
  • Jurimetrics Please! (Richard De Mulder)
  • The Rise
. . . [more]
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Dean of Schulich School of Law

The Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University has a new Dean, Kimberly (Kim) Brooks. What follows is from the official announcement:

Professor Brooks graduated with a BA from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Laws from UBC and a Master of Laws (Taxation) from York University, Osgoode Hall Law School. Between UBC and York she worked for the firm Stikeman Elliott as a tax lawyer. Presently she holds the H. Heward Stikeman Chair in the Law of Taxation in the Faculty of Law at McGill University, having previously held appointments in the Faculties of Law at UBC and . . . [more]

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