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Distinguished Service Awards

 2016 Recipients

Service to the Profession Service to the Community Legal Scholarship Pro Bono Legal Service
Douglas G. Moe, QC
Michelle C. Christopher, QC
Mitchell McInnes
Christine Pratt

Four outstanding Alberta lawyers were recognized for excellence at the 2016 Distinguished Service Awards ceremony held on January 29, 2016 in Calgary. The Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association - Alberta presented the awards. Programme

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2015 Recipients

Service to the Profession Service to the Community Pro Bono Legal Service
Hersh Wolch, QC
J. Patrick Stopa, QC
Bruce Churchill-Smith, QC

Three outstanding Alberta lawyers were recognized for excellence at the 2015 Distinguished Service Awards ceremony held on January 30, 2015 in Edmonton. The Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association - Alberta presented the awards. To view PDF documents you must use the Adobe Acrobat Reader software (version 6 or higher). If you don't already have Acrobat Reader you can download it for free from Adobe at http://get.adobe.com/reader.Programme

2014 Recipients

Service to the Profession Service to the Community Legal Scholarship Pro Bono Legal Service
Norman F.W. Picard, QC
Lonny L. Balbi, QC
Shannon K. O'Byrne
Erin Runnalls

Four outstanding Alberta lawyers were recognized for excellence at the 2014 Distinguished Service Awards ceremony held on January 31, 2014 in Calgary. The Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association - Alberta presented the awards. To view PDF documents you must use the Adobe Acrobat Reader software (version 6 or higher). If you don't already have Acrobat Reader you can download it for free from Adobe at http://get.adobe.com/reader. Programme

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The recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Service awards are ( left to right): Shannon K. O'Byrne; Norman F.W. Picard, QC; Erin Runnalls; and Lonny Balbi, QC.

2013 Recipients

Service to the Profession Service to the Community Legal Scholarship Pro Bono Legal Service
Alexander D. Pringle, QC
Thomas R. Owen
Arlene J. Kwasniak
Yessy Byl

Four outstanding Alberta lawyers were recognized for excellence at the 2013 Distinguished Service Awards ceremony held on February 1, 2013 in Edmonton. The Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association - Alberta presented the awards. To view PDF documents you must use the Adobe Acrobat Reader software (version 6 or higher). If you don't already have Acrobat Reader you can download it for free from Adobe at http://get.adobe.com/reader. Programme


The recipients of the 2013 Distinguished Service awards are ( left to right): Arlene J. Kwasniak; Thomas R. Owen; Alexander D. Pringle, QC; and Yessy Byl.

2012 Recipients

Service to the Profession Service to the Community Legal Scholarship Pro Bono Legal Service
Cheryl C. Gottselig, QC
Michael F. Casey, QC
David P. Jones, QC W. Laird Hunter, QC

Four outstanding Alberta lawyers were recognized for excellence at the 2012 Distinguished Service Awards ceremony held on January 27, 2012 in Edmonton. The Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association - Alberta presented the awards. To view PDF documents you must use the Adobe Acrobat Reader software (version 6 or higher). If you don't already have Acrobat Reader you can download it for free from Adobe at http://get.adobe.com/reader. Programme


The recipients of the 2012 Distinguished Service awards are ( left to right): David P. Jones, QC; W. Laird Hunter, QC; Cheryl Gottselig, QC; and Michael F. Casey, QC.

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2011 Recipients

Service to the Profession Service to the Community Legal Scholarship Pro Bono Legal Service
J. Patrick Peacock, QC
Sir Francis Price, QC
Catherine A. Brown Suzanne Alexander-Smith

Four outstanding Alberta lawyers were recognized for excellence at the 2011 Distinguished Service Awards ceremony held on January 28, 2011 in Edmonton. The Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association - Alberta presented the awards. To view PDF documents you must use the Adobe Acrobat Reader software (version 6 or higher). If you don't already have Acrobat Reader you can download it for free from Adobe at http://get.adobe.com/reader. Programme

   
The recipients of the 2011 Distinguished Service awards are (left to right): Professor Catherine A. Brown; J. Patrick Peacock, QC; Sir Francis Price, QC; and Suzanne M. Alexander-Smith.

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2010 Recipients

Service to the Profession Service to the Community Legal Scholarship Pro Bono Legal Service
Virginia M. May, QC
Solomon J. Rolingher, QC
Professor Gerald Gall, OC
The late John A. Weir, QC

Four outstanding Alberta lawyers were recognized for excellence at the 2010 Distinguished Service Awards ceremony held on January 29, 2010 in Edmonton. The Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association - Alberta presented the awards. To view PDF documents you must use the Adobe Acrobat Reader software (version 6 or higher). If you don't already have Acrobat Reader you can download it for free from Adobe at http://get.adobe.com/reader. Programme


The recipients of the 2010 Distinguished Service awards and their presenters are (top row, left to right): Professor Gerald Gall, OC; Gillian Marriott, QC, CBA Alberta President; Peter Michalyshyn, QC, Law Society of Alberta President; and Solomon J. Rolingher, QC. (Bottom row, left to right): Virginia M. May, QC and Margaret Weir Andreassen, niece accepting on behalf of the late John A. Weir, QC.

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2009 Recipients

Service to the Profession Service to the Community Legal Scholarship Pro Bono Legal Service
Anne S. de Villars, QC
(Edmonton)
J. Alan Bryan, QC
(Edmonton)
John B. Ballem, QC
(Calgary)
Douglas H. McCallum
(Lethbridge)

Four outstanding Alberta lawyers were recognized for excellence at the 2009 Distinguished Service Awards ceremony held on January 30, 2009 in Edmonton. The Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association - Alberta presented the awards. To view PDF documents you must use the Adobe Acrobat Reader software (version 6 or higher). If you don't already have Acrobat Reader you can download it for free from Adobe at http://get.adobe.com/reader. Programme


The recipients of the 2009 Distinguished Service awards and their presenters are, from left to right: Diane Young, Past President of the CBA - Alberta; John B. Ballem, QC, Distinguished Service in Legal Scholarship; Anne S. de Villars, QC, Distinguished Service to the Profession; J. Alan Bryan, QC, Distinguished Service to the Community; Douglas H. McCallum, Distinguished Service in Pro Bono Legal Service; and Perry Mack, QC, Past President, Law Society of Alberta.

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2008 Recipients

Service to the Profession Service to the Community Legal Scholarship Pro Bono Legal Service
Allan G. Shewchuk, QC
(Calgary)
B.A.R. (Quincy) Smith, QC
(Calgary)
Gerald B. Robertson, QC
(Edmonton)
Shirzad S. Ahmed
(Calgary)

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2007 Recipients

Service to the Profession Service to the Community Legal Scholarship Pro Bono Legal Service
Sandra L. Schulz, QC
(Edmonton)
Brian P. O'Leary, QC
(Calgary)
Nicholas Rafferty
(Calgary)
Ronald G. Hopp
(Edmonton)

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2006 Recipients

Service to the Profession Service to the Community Legal Scholarship Pro Bono Legal Service
Donald G. Bishop, QC
(Edmonton)
Robert J. Campbell, QC
(Ft. McMurray)
John M. Law John T. Henderson, QC
(Edmonton)

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2005 Recipients

Service to the Profession Service to the Community Legal Scholarship
Hugh A. Robertson, QC
(Edmonton)
Cathy Lane Goodfellow Lewis N. Klar, QC

John J. Mahony, QC

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2004 Recipients

Service to the Profession Service to the Community Legal Scholarship
Peter L. Freeman, QC Audrey Dean
(Edmonton)
Nigel Bankes
(Calgary)

Douglas H. Mitchell, QC
(Calgary)


Donna M. Hallett
(Strathmore)

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2003 Recipients

Service to the Profession Service to the Community Legal Scholarship
Lorne E. Goddard, QC
(Red Deer)
Paul Drager
(Calgary)
Dr. Richard Bauman
H.J. Lyndon Irwin, QC
(Edmonton)
Margaret A. Shone
(Edmonton)

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2002 Recipients

Service to the Profession Service to the Community Legal Scholarship
Stephen Hart Wood, QC
(Calgary)
Jack N. Agrios, QC
(Edmonton)
Frederick A. Laux, QC
(Edmonton)
James D. Ross
Duncan A. Stewart, QC
(Edmonton)
T. Catherine Christopher
(Calgary)

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2001 Recipients

Service to the Profession Service to the Community Legal Scholarship
Joseph P. Brumlik, QC W.C. Richard Davidson, QC
(Lethbridge)
Peter J.M. Lown, QC
(Edmonton)

Ronald W. Odynski, QC
(Edmonton)


Gerald W. Pittman, QC
(Calgary)

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2000 Recipients

Service to the Profession Service to the Community Legal Scholarship
R. Philip M. North, QC
(Lethbridge)
Susan P. Hendricks C. Richard B. Dunlop
(Edmonton)

Gordon J. Hoffman, QC
(St. Paul)


Robert E. Schnell, QC
(Red Deer)

Special award recognizing service to the community, the legal profession and in legal scholarship
Hon. Chief Justice W. Kenneth Moore (Calgary)

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1999 Recipients

Service to the Profession Service to the Community Legal Scholarship
Phyllis A.L. Smith, QC
(Edmonton)
John H. Cuthbertson
(Calgary)
Alastair R. Lucas
(Calgary)

James S. Palmer, QC
(Calgary)


Joseph H. Shoctor, OC, QC

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1998 Recipients

Service to the Profession Service to the Community Legal Scholarship
Emmanuel Sonny Mirth, QC
(Edmonton)
Brian A. Felesky, QC
(Calgary)
D. Christine Davies, QC

J. Wilton Littlechild, QC
(Hobbema)


Thomas J. Walsh, QC
(Calgary)

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1997 Recipients

Service to the Profession Service to the Community Legal Scholarship
James C. Robb, QC
(Edmonton)
Hon. Justice Tevie H. Miller, QC
1928-1996
Kathleen E. Mahoney
(Calgary)

Louis A. Desrochers, O.C, QC

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1996 Recipients

Service to the Profession Service to the Community Legal Scholarship
William H. Hurlburt, QC
(Edmonton)
Hon. Peter Lougheed, P.C., C.C., QC
(Calgary)
Dr. Sheilah L. Martin, QC
(Calgary)

John R. Perraton, QC
(Calgary)

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1995 Recipients

Service to the Profession Service to the Community Legal Scholarship
Cecilia I. Johnstone, QC Alan D. Hunter, QC
(Calgary)
Hon. William A. Stevenson


Hon. Jean E. Leon Cote

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1994 Recipients

Service to the Profession Service to the Community Legal Scholarship
Hon. James H. Laycraft
(Calgary)
Sheldon M. Chumir Wilbur F. Bowker, OC, QC

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