Trailblazers in Canadian Legal History: Justice Julius Isaac

A significant legal figure who had a profound influence on the history of Canadian law, the Honourable Justice Julius Isaac served in many important roles, including as a judge of the Supreme Court of Ontario and as a chief justice of the Federal Court of Canada—the first Person of Colour to be appointed to that bench. Born in 1928 in …

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Justice Corrine Sparks – An Inspiring Figure in Canadian Legal History

Born in 1953, Corrine Sparks became the first Black Nova Scotian judge and the first Black woman judge in Canada. After serving as an attorney in Halifax for six years, Justice Sparks was appointed to the Nova Scotia Family Court judiciary in 1987.   Justice Sparks grew up in Lake Loon, a small, segregated community in rural Nova Scotia, and traces …

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Lionel Locksley Jones – A Legacy and Inspiration

Born in Edmonton on August 21, 1938, Lionel Locksley Jones was an inspiring lawyer and judge who broke many barriers throughout his career. Called to the Bar in 1964, Jones was the second Black person and the first Black man admitted to the Law Society of Alberta. He worked as a legislative draftsman, a crown prosecutor in the Office of …

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Irwin Law Authors Appointed to the Order of Canada

On December 29, 2021, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada announced 135 appointments to the Order of Canada. The new appointees included two Companions (C.C.), 39 Officers (O.C.), one honorary Member, and 93 Members (C.M.). Two of our authors (Ed Ratushny and Janet Walker) have been appointed to the Order of Canada, which is one of our country’s highest civilian honours. They take to …

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In Your Face wins Huguenot Society of Canada Award

Delve Books is thrilled to announce that Natasha Bakht’s book, In Your Face: Law, Justice, and Niqab-Wearing Women in Canada, is the winner of the 2020 Ontario Historical Society’s (OHS’s) Huguenot Society of Canada Award! The OHS Honours and Awards Committee writes: “The Huguenot Society of Canada Award honours the best book—or substantial article—published in Ontario within the last three …

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2021 Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize Winner Announced

Harvey T. Strosberg, Q.C. and Irwin Law Inc. are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2021 Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize for the best student essay on Class Actions in Canada is Marie Ong.   Ms. Ong is a recent graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia. She is currently articling at Alexander Holburn …

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Orange Shirt Day

Irwin Law is committed to reconciliation.  On this, the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we honour the children and families affected by the Indian Residential School system and by the ongoing legacy of colonialism in Canada.   Thursday, September 30 is Orange Shirt Day and the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day is to honour both …

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Celebrate the launch of Federal Court of Appeal and the Federal Court: 50 Years of History

Please join us for the book launch of The Federal Court of Appeal and the Federal Court: 50 Years of History! Friday October 1, 20214 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET (via Zoom) Opening Remarks: The Honourable Frank Iacobucci The Honourable Marc Noël, Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal The Honourable Paul Crampton, Chief Justice of the Federal Court …

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Introducing vLex: Register now!

vLex has become the exclusive host of the Irwin Law E-Library service. For the first time, you can now access Canadian books and journals on vLex, alongside their Canadian case law coverage, and primary and secondary resources from over thirty commonwealth countries. During this 50-minute webinar, the Training Team will provide a focused webinar to search the Irwin Law Collection while demonstrating the application of Artificial …

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vLex becomes the exclusive host of the Irwin Law E-Library service

London and Toronto. (July 29, 2021) — As of August 2021, Irwin Law and vLex have entered into a service agreement for hosting Irwin Law’s products on vLex, and a share purchase agreement, with vLex acquiring a minority shareholding in Irwin Law Inc, marking the start of a promising new partnership for two established legal information providers in Canada. Overseeing …

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Register now: Defending Institutional Autonomy with Cheryl Foy

CHERD presents: Defending Institutional Autonomy: The Role of Effective Governance with Cheryl Foy (April 20, 2021) This webinar examines the nature of the threats to institutional autonomy in Canada and the role that effective university governance plays in protecting and advancing institutional autonomy. Institutional autonomy is essential for universities to thrive. There are many indications that it is under threat. Cheryl …

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Announcing the 2021 Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize Competition

January 11, 2021 Harvey T. Strosberg, Q.C., Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Class Action Review, and Irwin Law Inc. are pleased to announce the eighteenth annual Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize competition. The prize of $10,000 is awarded to an outstanding student paper on Canadian class actions. The competition is open to all Canadian students enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or …

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Happy Holidays from Irwin Law

Dear Customers, On behalf of everyone at Irwin Law, I would like to thank you for your support in 2020. It has not been an easy year for any of us, but your continued patronage has meant that we have been able to provide you with new or revised editions of texts that fill an important niche in Canadian law and …

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Announcing Print & E-Book Bundles

Irwin Law is now offering print + e-book bundles! Get 40% off the e-book when you purchase both the print and e-book version of any text. Access your e-book immediately while your print book is in the mail. Start browsing now!

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RSVP for the In Your Face virtual book launch!

Join Irwin Law and Delve Books in celebrating the release of our newest title, In Your Face: Law, Justice, and Niqab-Wearing Women in Canada by Natasha Bakht! Event: “In Your Face” Virtual Book LaunchWhen: Thursday, November 12, 2020Where: https://delvebooks.com/in-your-face-virtual-book-launch On the day of the launch, visit Delve Books to view exclusive video content, author discussions, and more! Be sure to follow us on Twitter and tweet your comments using the …

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LearnFormula and Irwin Law announce the launch of CPDforLaw.com

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has witnessed a shift in how we interact with formal learning and education. In response to the increased need for online learning and remote access, LearnFormula Inc. and Irwin Law Inc. are pleased to announce the launch of CPDforLaw.com! This new course marketplace is built for Canadian lawyers and paralegals to efficiently earn their CPD …

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2020 Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize Winner Announced

23 July 2020 Harvey T. Strosberg, Q.C. and Irwin Law Inc. are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2020 Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize for the best student essay on Class Actions in Canada is Lindsay Frame. Lindsay Frame recently obtained her law degree from the University of British Columbia. She will soon commence her articles at McCarthy …

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