Donald R. Cranston has been elected as the incoming president-elect of the Law Society of Alberta
Cranston will serve on the LSA's executive committee in 2017-18 and begin his one-year term as president starting in February 2018. He was elected by the benchers of the LSA.
A partner in Bennett Jones LLP’s Edmonton office, Cranston is co-chair of the firm's commercial litigation team and is a former member of the firm's board of directors. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, medical and legal malpractice and disciplinary hearings, public administration law and alternative dispute resolution.
?In 2008, Cranston was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. This is considered one of the greatest honours for a litigation lawyer in North America. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Alberta Law Reform Institute, a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and a roster member of the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute.
He has practiced in Edmonton since he was called to the Bar in 1979, and is a graduate of Robson Hall Faculty ?of Law at the University of Manitoba.