The Canadian American Bar Association announced today that the John D. Lawson Award will be awarded to Bernard Hibbitts, Publisher and Editor in Chief of JURIST, the award-winning, law student-powered legal news service that he created at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he has served as a Professor of Law since 1996. The Award recognizes Canadians who have excelled in the practice of law and/or made an outstanding contribution to the law or legal scholarship in the United States.
A Canadian Rhodes Scholar born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Bernard Hibbitts studied law at Oxford, Dalhousie Law School, the University of Toronto, and Harvard Law School (LLM 1988), where he was Associate Editor of the Harvard International Law Journal. He is a former law clerk to Justice Gerald LeDain of the Supreme Court of Canada. He created the site that became JURIST in 1996. Hibbitts has addressed multiple academic and professional audiences in the United States and Canada. His scholarship has been published in Law and History Review, New York University Law Review, University of Pittsburgh Law Review, University of Toronto Law Journal, McGill Law Journal, Law Library Journal, Serials Review, Wired magazine and elsewhere, and is widely available on the Internet. Two of his articles on the historical connections between American and Canadian lawyers and legal cultures have been included in volumes published by the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History.
“Professor Hibbitts exemplifies the dedication to legal scholarship through academic achievement and innovation in teaching and communication that the John D. Lawson Award recognizes,” said Sarah Robertson, President of the Canadian American Bar Association.
The Canadian American Bar Association (CABA) is an association of American and Canadian lawyers and Foreign Legal Consultants with strong cross-border ties either through citizenship, education or professional designation. Members include in-house counsel, attorneys in private practice, government lawyers, law school faculty and law students. CABA maintains ever-growing ties with Canadian and American national, state and provincial bar associations and has a committed focus on educational, business networking and social activities for its members.
The Canadian American Bar Association invites its members and their guests to a New York Networking Cocktail Reception
Thursday, March 13, 2014 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Special Guest Jean-Philippe Linteau of the Consulate General of Canada in New York will discuss the Consulate’s current initiatives with the private sector in the investment, innovation and energy areas.
Offices of Dorsey & Whitney LLP 51 West 52nd Street, at 6th Avenue 9th Floor New York, NY
A gentle reminder to renew your CABA membership dues for 2014. Individual memberships are $50 and payment can be made via PayPal on the CABA website at www.canambar.com or via check mailed to Sarah Robertson, President c/o Dorsey & Whitney LLP, 51 West 52nd St., 8th Floor, NY, NY 10019. We will be kicking off 2014 with a reception in Toronto in early February at the Ontario Bar Association’s 2014 Institute and a New York Winter networking event. Happy New Year to all of our members and CABA appreciates your continued support.
World Affairs Council Orange County in partnership with Orange County Business Council
Annual Holiday Dinner Celebration “Canada – U.S. Relations: Foreign Policy, Diplomatic Relations, Defense, and the Environment”
with His Excellency Gary Doer Ambassador of Canada to the United States
Enjoy a night of Holiday Celebration with His Excellency Gary Doer, performance by Tenor Cesar Sanchez accompanied by pianist Mark Salters, Cal State Fullerton, Holiday music by Servite High School and a champagne Reception
Date: Thursday, December 19, 2013
Location: Fairmont Newport Beach Hotel 4500 MacArthur Blvd. Newport Beach, CA 92660
CABA invites its SoCal attorney members to join us for specialty drinks (try the marshmallow flaming “Roasted Shemlla”!) and holiday cheer at the rustic “Bigfoot Lodge”. You’ll think you’re back in Canada once you step inside this iconic bar and its fabulous drinks and decor.
David McFarlane, Esq. CEO – Health Care Reform Attorneys, P.C. President Elect – Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles President – Western Pension & Benefits Council – Los Angeles Board of Directors – Barlow Respiratory Hospital Board of Directors – SHARE! Advisory Committee – Kenfield Capital Strategies Past President – Canadian American Bar Association Past Chairman – Board of Directors – AIDS Service Center Advisory Committee – Office of Mayor of Los Angeles
CABA invites its Toronto and surrounding area members to a cocktail networking event to be held on October 24, 2013 at MERCATTO @ Bay & Adelaide, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Open bar & hors d’oeuvres. We look forward to seeing everyone!
Hosted by CABA’s Canadian representatives, Monique Couture of Gowlings and Daniel Bourque of Xerox. Please R.S.V.P. by October 21st to Monique at email@example.com.
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