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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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In this issue:
New President-Elect and Executive Elected for 2014-2015
Pecuniary Damages Interest
Arbitration Act: Stay and Appeal Issues

New President-Elect and Executive Elected for 2014-2015

At their December meeting, the Benchers elected a new President-Elect and Executive for the coming year.

Bencher James Eamon, QC (pictured) will become the President-Elect for the 2014-2015 year and Kevin Feth, QC becomes the President on February 5th when current President Carsten Jensen, QC steps down.

Joining James Eamon and Kevin Feth on the new Executive Committee will be Anne Kirker, QC, Nancy Dilts, QC, Rose Carter, QC, James Glass, QC, and Miriam Carey, Ph.D.


Pecuniary Damages Interest

Rate Set January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014

The interest rate for pecuniary damages under the Judgment Interest Act has been set at 1.10% for the period January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. View the Judgement Interest Regulation interest rates for previous years here.


Arbitration Act: Stay and Appeal Issues

The Alberta Law Reform Institute has published its final recommendations regarding Stay and Appeal Issues in the Arbitration Act based on the consultation following the Report for Discussion on the topic published in 2012. View the final report here.

The Report explains the reasoning behind the recommendations to repeal specific sections to maintain conceptual consistency within the Arbitration Act. These recommendations reaffirm the two fundamental principles underlying the Act: the principle of party control and the principle of restricted court intervention. The Report also makes recommendations for dealing with the transitional period for existing arbitration agreements and how the amended Act should be applied.
All of its reports are available on the Institute website.


Latest Annual Report Released

The Law Society's 2012 Annual Accountability Report can now be accessed and downloaded.


Missing Will

The will is for Mr. Brian John Foote who resided near Lamont, AB.

Please contact Mr. Ronald W. Poitras with any information.

Ronald. W. Poitras Professional Corporation
Barrister and Solicitor
300, 10209-97 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 0L6
t. 780-424-3270
f. 780-429-2615


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