Law Society of Alberta

September 07, 2007 14:53 ET

Law Society of Alberta Celebrates 100 Years With Unveiling of Commemorative Postage Stamp

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 7, 2007) - The Law Society of Alberta is pleased to announce the unveiling of a special commemorative stamp in honour of 100 years of service in Alberta. The stamp unveiling will be held at 12:00 noon at City Hall, in Edmonton, Alberta, on September 13, 2007. The public is invited to attend this event.

Designed by Xerxes Irani of nonfiction studios inc. the stamp blends a variety of symbols into a snapshot featuring a gavel and a legal library. Beside the books lies a photograph of James Muir, the Society's first President, and the Society's original seals are embedded on the books' spines.

"We are thrilled that Canada Post has decided to issue a domestic rate stamp in honour of the Law Society of Alberta's centennial," says Jim Peacock, Law Society of Alberta president. "This event is one of a number of opportunities planned to celebrate the rich and diverse history of the legal profession in Alberta."

Other key 100th Anniversary celebration events include:

- 100th Anniversary Gala Dinner - October 4, 2007 (Calgary and Edmonton)

- 100th Anniversary Book Launch - October 23, 2007 (Calgary)

- 100th Anniversary Conference - October 26-27, 2007 (Edmonton)

Over the past century, the evolving roles and responsibilities of the Law Society of Alberta have mirrored and driven social and economic growth in Alberta.

Since its establishment one hundred years ago, the Law Society of Alberta has undertaken a number of initiatives, including an assurance fund, mandatory liability insurance for lawyers, and the implementation of legal aid. Today, the contemporary Society is a vibrant organization that fulfils its mandate and protects the public interest.

Representatives from the Law Society of Alberta and Canada Post, as well as the stamp designer will be available for interviews following the unveiling. For more information on the Law Society of Alberta and its centennial events visit www.lawsocietyofalberta.com.

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