Law Society Presents Honorary Doctorate to Women’s Advocate, Law Professor Elizabeth Sheehy

Posted by irwinlaw on July 14, 2005 in authors and awards.

Ottawa (July 13, 2005)-- Women accounted for 66 per cent of lawyers called to the Ontario bar today by the Law Society of Upper Canada, at a ceremony in which an honorary doctorate was presented to well-known women’s advocate Professor Elizabeth Sheehy, of the University of Ottawa.

Professor Edgar Gold Awarded Order of Australia

Posted by irwinlaw on June 14, 2005 in authors and awards.

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours published on 13 June 2005, Professor Edgar Gold, CM, QC, of Brisbane, has been awarded the Order of Australia (AM) for "services to maritime law and protection of the environment as a policy developer and adviser, and through academic roles and involvement in international maritime organisations."

Three Irwin Law Books on 2005 Short List for Walter Owen Prize

Posted by irwinlaw on June 3, 2005 in awards and irwin law books.

Expert Evidence in Criminal Law by Alan D. Gold, Maritime Law by Edgar Gold, Aldo Chircop and Hugh Kindred, and Theory of Class Actions by Craig Jones are on the short list for this year's Walter Owen Book Prize. The English-language Walter Owen book prize is awarded every other year by the Foundation for Legal Research to the author(s) of a book which represents an outstanding new contribution to Canadian legal literature and which enhances the quality of legal research in Canada. The winner(s) are selected by a committee of annually-appointed lawyers, judges, and academics.

Recipients of the 2005 OCLA Conference Assistance Bursary Announced

Posted by irwinlaw on March 22, 2005 in awards.

Irwin Law is pleased to announce that Nina Nasedkin from the Sudbury Law Association, and Patricia Harris from the Muskoka Law Association have been awarded the 2005 OCLA Conference Assistance Bursary. This bursary, which is co-sponsored by Irwin Law and the Ontario Courthouse Librarians' Association (OCLA), enables members of the OCLA to attend the Canadian Association of Law Libraries conference. Many members work in small libraries and do not have budgets that can cover the cost of continuing education opportunities. Congratulations Nina and Patricia!