The Legal Archives Society of Alberta

Preserving a Legacy....

To Understand the evolution of law and Society in Alberta is to understand our past...

The Legal Archives Society of Alberta is your link to this understanding.

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Please Join US

for the

Reception ◊ Dinner ◊ Silent Auction

Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

Fairmont Palliser Hotel, Calgary

Crystal Ballroom

John Martland, Q.C.

Reflections: from a childhood in the Supreme Court of Canada to Bennett Jones to The Wild Colonial Boys

We have been lucky to be able to commit John Martland to spend an evening with us reflecting on his broad experiences and insights, as the young son of an esteemed jurist from Alberta serving amongst the various personalities of the Supreme Court of Canada and then as someone who went on to many adventures, both as an esteemed litigation lawyer with the Bennett Jones law firm, as President of the Law Society of Alberta and beyond as he pursued a musical avocation playing double bass and singing with the Wild Colonial Boys. Fortunately his more recent mountain adventures narrowly escaped the torrents of the upper end of Cougar Creek in Canmore, which came incredibly close to sweeping away their family home.

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