Gowlings partner to become new president of Law Society of Alberta

James T. Eamon, a partner in the Calgary office of Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, will be the next president of the Law Society of Alberta. Under s. 12(4) of the Legal Profession Act, Eamon as president-elect, is considered to have been elected.

James Eamon will take over the reins of the LSA next February.The LSA announced the results of its 2014 bencher election yesterday. For the first time, the 2014 bencher election was held entirely online. Voting closed at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 13.

While the LSA made voting easy this year, only 3,632 lawyers (39 per cent) of the 9,291 eligible members took the time to cast a ballot.

There were 39 candidates who stood for election and the following, including Eamon, were elected as benchers for a three-year term commencing Feb. 5, 2015:

Southern District
Adam Letourneau – Lethbridge

Central District
Hugh D. Sommerville —  Drumheller

Northern District
No candidates were nominated in the northern district.

Anne L. Kirker, Calgary
Gillian D. Marriott, Calgary
Donald R. Cranston, Edmonton
Robert W. Armstrong, Calgary
Arman Chak, Edmonton
Kent J. Teskey, Edmonton
Sarah King-D’Souza, Calgary
Anthony G. Young, Calgary
Cal Johnson, Calgary
Kathleen A. Ryan, Edmonton
Nancy Dilts, Calgary
Fred R. Fenwick, Calgary
Dennis Edney, Edmonton
Darlene L. Windwick Scott, Edmonton
Sandra L. Corbett, Edmonton
W.E. Brett Code, Calgary
Julie C. Lloyd, Edmonton

View the full election results here

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