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DBB’s Tony Young appointed as Law Society of Alberta’s President-Elect

July 29, 2016 by DBB Law in Community, News

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dunphy B­est Blocksom’s Anthony G. (Tony) Young, Q.C., as the Law Society of Alberta’s President-Elect today. He was acclaimed by the Benchers and will be filling the vacancy left by the Honourable Madam Justice Gillian Marriott’s appointment to the Court of Queen’s Bench in June.

 

Tony is a proven leader and brings many years of service experience in the legal community to this role. He has been with DBB since 2013. His practice is primarily concentrated in the area of family law.

 

“I look forward to serving Albertans and lawyers of Alberta, as they continue to provide the highest level of legal representation and advice to their clients, the public and the Courts,” said Tony.

 

He was elected as a Bencher of the Law Society of Alberta in 2009 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2010. He is presently Chair of Alberta Law Foundation and is a frequent contributor to Law Matters — a publication of the Canadian Bar Association.

 

Tony has contributed to the profession through organizations such as the University of Calgary, the Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education and the Legal Education Society of Alberta.

 

He was born and raised in Calgary and attended the University of Calgary where he received his Juris Doctor. Subsequently, he attended Osgoode Hall Law School at York University where he obtained his Master of Laws.

 

The Law Society of Alberta is the self-governing association of all practising lawyers in the province of Alberta and has been regulating the legal profession since 1907. The Law Society derives its authority from the Legal Profession Act of Alberta and is financed and maintained by Alberta lawyers at no cost to the public or to the government.

 

Serving in the public interest, the Law Society sets out standards through the Rules of the Law Society of Alberta and a Code of Conduct. The mission of the Law Society is to serve the public interest by promoting a high standard of legal services and professional conduct through the governance and regulation of an independent legal profession. Its vision is to be recognized as a model for protecting the public interest and preserving the fundamental principles of justice through a self-regulated, independent and trusted legal profession.