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College of Law faculty provide expertise at national legal conference

From August 17 to 20, Saskatoon played host to the 2013 Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Legal Conference attended by over 600 lawyers, judges, professors and students. A number of faculty members from the College of Law participated in the event, both as attendees and as presenters. Presentations by faculty covered a wide range of topics including: 

  • How Can the Rights and Interest of both Canadian Investors and Developing Country Citizens be Adequately Protected? (Presenter: Ibironke Odumosu-Ayanu)
  • Aboriginal Sentencing: What does it mean for you? (Presenter: Glen Luther, QC)
  • We are different, but we are all the same! (Presenter: Brent Cotter, QC)
  • Escaping Resolution Quicksand – Dealing With Difficult People (Presenters: John Wade, Brent Cotter, QC, Michaela Keet and Glen Gardner)
  • Data after Death: Who has the rights to your data when you’re gone? (Presenter: Doug Surtees)

On Monday evening, the College of Law hosted a reception for all law alumni as well as all conference attendees.  More than 70 people attended the event, which was held concurrently with receptions hosted by various local law firms.

During the closing luncheon on Tuesday, August 20, College of Law alumna Stephanie Yang (LLB’07) was awarded the CBA’s 2013 Young Lawyers Pro Bono Award.  The award recognizes outstanding pro bono publico ("for the public good") legal services to the community by a Canadian lawyer who is younger than 40 years old, or who has been in practice for less than 10 years. 

The CBA Legal Conference is the premiere annual event for legal professionals in Canada. The conference features outstanding professional development programs, sessions and networking opportunities.

The 2014 CBA Legal Conference will take place in St. John’s, Newfoundland from August 15 to 17.