The Youth Restorative Action Project is hosting its 3rd Annual Judicial Jamboree!

The Youth Restorative Action Project (YRAP) is hosting its 3rd Annual Judicial Jamboree at the Derrick Winter & Golf Club on Saturday, October 15, 2016, headlined by F ‘n Y (the Family and Youth Court judge band).

YRAP thanks its sponsors, Iginla & Company, Servus Credit Union, and Dawson Duckett Shaigec & Garcia for their tremendous support!

Tickets are $80 each or $750 for a table of 10!

Cocktails @ 6:00
Hors d’oeuvres @ 7:00
Musical entertainment @ 7:30

YRAP is a Youth Justice Committee that works with young people who have caused harm as a result of racism, intolerance or significant social issues. It is the only committee worldwide with this unique mandate to be run entirely by youth members (aged 15-24). When young people come to YRAP, personal panels are held for them by our youth volunteers. During these panels, the volunteers get to know the young person’s background, interests, goals, and how they found themselves involved with the courts. In conjunction with the young person, and victims of the offence where applicable, YRAP develops creative, effective consequences to try to repair any harm done to the victim and community while improving the conditions which may have led the youth to crime. The final goal is a positive, self-sufficient lifestyle for the young person.

All youth who participate in the program are assigned a youth mentor who hangs out with them and supports them through their court involvement and consequences. This is an essential part of YRAP because it builds long-term relationships founded on trust while also offering a positive role model who is close to their age.

For more information, email Kate at or purchase your tickets online today!

October Meeting: The Path to Appeal

Please note the change in venue – the Barrister’s Lounge is currently unavailable.

Edmonton Law Libraries Association
Monday, October 31, 2016
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Field Law – 20th Floor, 10235-101 Street (MNP Tower)

Topic:                               The Path to Appeal

Guest Speakers:           Bobbi Jo McDevitt, Case Management Officer, Alberta Court of Appeal Edmonton

Ms. McDevitt will outline the different types of appeals, how they work, exceptions, etc.

Lunch will be provided | $10 Members, $15 Non-Members
Halloween treats will be available | Costumes are optional
Please R.S.V.P. to by Monday, October 24, 2016.

If you have not already done so, please fill out the online membership form. We use this form to update the ELLA Directory. If you still have to pay for your 2016-17 membership you can do so at the meeting, or send payment to the address below. Cheques can be made payable to Edmonton Law Libraries Association.

Save the Date:
Amanda Wakaruk, Copyright Librarian, University of Alberta will be our guest speaker on Monday, November 28, 2016.

Hello again, ELLA

Hello again, ELLA:

I hope that everyone had an enjoyable summer!

I’m very thankful to have support from both Jane and Ana once again, as I navigate my second year as your Chair for 2016-2017.

We had a great attendance for our September meeting and even got to meet a couple of new members. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us about the programming you would like to see. Jane, Ana, and I will do our best to make them a reality!

Here’s to another great year of law, libraries, and everything in between!

Megan Siu

Edmonton Law Libraries Association (ELLA)

September Meeting: 2016/2017 Business Meeting

Edmonton Law Libraries Association
Monday September 19th, 2016
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Boardroom B2, Law Courts Building South (lower level)
1A Sir Winston Churchill Square

In our initial meeting of the 2016-2017 fiscal year we will be collecting membership dues, updating you on our finances and discussing future sessions.

If you have an item to add to the agenda, please contact

Please pass this notice along to anyone you think would like to participate!

Lunch will be provided | $10 Members, $15 Non-Members

Please R.S.V.P. to by Thursday, September 15th.

With the arrival of a new fiscal year comes the renewal of association memberships. Be sure to renew your membership with the association’s online membership form.  Submit the online form; then provide payment to the Secretary-Treasurer, Jane Symons. This can be done either in person at the meeting, or by mail at the address below.  Make cheques payable to Edmonton Law Libraries Association. The membership fee remains at $25.00 a year.

Alberta Queen’s Printer is hiring!

Alberta Queen’s Printer is responsible to market, publish and distribute Alberta’s laws, legislative materials and official resources for the Government of Alberta.  Alberta Queen’s Printer is currently seeking to hire a Publishing and Projects Coordinator to join our team.

Please forward this opportunity onto anyone who may be interested in joining our team and would enjoy the challenges of ensuring that citizens and the legal community at large have accurate as well as timely access to the laws, Alberta Gazette and related legislative materials.

This job posting will be open until August 30, 2016. 

If you have any questions about this role feel free to contact Gisele Abt or Jane Grimstead at 780-415-8893.