Thursday, May 07, 2020

Publications Nominated for the 2020 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing

Every year, the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) hands out the Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing.

It honours a publisher that has demonstrated excellence by publishing a work, series, website or e-product that makes a significant contribution to legal research and scholarship.

The nominees this year are:
  • Blue J Legal for Employment Foresight, a “legal research platform that uses Artificial Intelligence to predict how a court would decide various labour and employment matters.”
  • Emond Publishing for LGBTQ2+ Law: Practice Issues and Analysis, Joanna Radbord, General Editor. “A practical book that identifies and analyzes the key LGBTQ2+ issues that arise in various legal contexts. It explores how lawyers can effectively navigate those waters to ensure equitable results for their LGBTQ2+ clients.”
  • Irwin Law for Researching Legislative Intent: A Practical Guide, Susan Barker and Erica Anderson, Authors. The “first comprehensive resource that guides researchers through the complex task of researching legislative intent.”
  • Lancaster House and CanLII for eText on Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law, Peter M Neumann and Jeffrey Sack, Authors. An e-text that is updated regularly and freely available. It is “one of the most accessed documents on CanLII.”
  • University of Alberta Press for Government Information in Canada, Amanda Wakaruk & Sam-Chin Li, Editors. “Written by academic and government librarians, this title describes the production, dissemination, and stewardship of government publications in Canada.”
The award honours Hugh Lawford (1933-2009), Professor of Law at Queens’ University and the founder of Quicklaw.

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