For Immediate Release
August 15, 2008
QUÉBEC CITY – Anita Wandzura, who is completing a clerkship with the Court of Queen’s Bench in Saskatoon, has been honoured with the Canadian Bar Association’s (CBA) 2008 Edward K. Rowan-Legg Award for her contribution to the association as a student member.
“In our view, Anita represents all that is bright and promising about the future of the legal profession. This is evident through her academic success, but also through her commitment to others and to her community, her positive enthusiasm and her approach to life,” said Michelle Ouéllette, President of CBA-Saskatchewan, and one of Anita’s nominators. “We see her as a future leader of this organization and look forward to her continued involvement.”
Wandzura graduated this year from the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Law in the top 5 per cent of her class. As a student and representative of the Law Students’ Association, she attended the Saskatchewan Branch 2007 mid-winter meeting and encouraged her fellow law students to attend as well.
Wandzura worked with Pro Bono Students Canada and participated in the student mentorship program. She served as an editor of the 2006-07 Saskatchewan Law Review and as treasurer of the Law Students' Association. She has published articles in BarNotes, the Saskatchewan Branch quarterly publication, and in the Ottawa Law Review. An article by Wandzura will be published in the upcoming edition of the Saskatchewan Law Review.
A winner of the 2005 Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP Negotiation Competition at the College of Law, Wandzura then went on to compete at the American Bar Association Negotiation Competition in Montana. She was the inaugural recipient of the Canadian Bar Association (Saskatchewan Branch) Award of Excellence in 2008.
The Edward K. Rowan-Legg Award was established by Judi Rowan-Legg in honour of her husband, Edward K. Rowan-Legg of Ontario and Nova Scotia. Ted was a dedicated and active member of the CBA, who served as CBA National Treasurer from 1999 until his death in 2001.
The award, a cash prize of $1,000 and a complimentary registration to the Canadian Legal Conference, recognizes a dedicated contribution to the CBA by a student member and encourages student member participation in the Canadian Legal Conference.
The award will be presented at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, in the Québec City Convention Centre, room 2000A, as part of the 2008 Canadian Legal Conference. The event is open to accredited journalists who have registered with the CBA Media Centre.
The Canadian Bar Association is dedicated to improvement in the law and the administration of justice. Some 37,000 lawyers, law teachers, and law students from across Canada are members.
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CONTACT: Hannah Bernstein, Canadian Bar Association, Aug. 15-19, Québec City Convention Centre, room 2103, Tel: 418-649-5218; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.