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John Allen, a junior member of the firm of Tuper, Galt, Tupper and McTavish, has received the appointment as deputy attorney-general, in succession to R. B. Graham, whose resignation was accepted several weeks ago. The announcement of the important appointment was made yesterday by Hon. James Howden, Attorney-General, immediately on the completion of the holidays and his return from Brandon.
It has not definitely been decided when Mr. Allen will enter upon his duties, but it is understood that Mr. Graham will devote a portion of his time during the session at least to the duties of his office in handling the private bills for the legislature. The appointment of Mr. Allen is considered a good One. He is a young man who has made rapid strides in his profession, which he has followed for the past six years.
Miss E. L. Paterson, of Vancouver, is on the list of successful candidates in the first year at the Ontario Law School, at Osgoode Hall, Toronto. Miss Paterson is a graduate of McGill University.
J. C. Brokowski, the well known Macleod barrister, has become associated with the law firm of Lougheed, Bennett & McLaws, of Calgary, and has already gone to Calgary to take up his new duties. Mrs. Brokovski will follow about the first of March.
Sir C. H. Tupper and his late partner, W. H. Griffin, are engaged in a law suit, the dispute arising out of difficulties in settling their accounts. ~
Relatives have received a cablegram announcing the death of Mr. I. C. Haley, of Bradford, England, a member of the law firm of Russell and Co. Mr. Haley had, for many years, made regular trips for his firm, covering the territory between Montreal and Detroit.
A new legal firm has just been formed in Quebec under the name of Drouin, Drouin, Sévigny, Drouin and Grenier.
M. F. X. Drouin, C.R., former attorney-general of the province of Quebec, is the head of the firm. The other members are M. Omer Drouin, M. Albert Sèvigny, M.P., for Dorchester, Paul Drouin and M. Honorè Grenier.
Mr. M. Wilkins, barrister, late of Arthur, has opened up a law office in the Canadian Building, 84 Victoria street.
St. Thomas will have a new law firm after the first of the year, a partnership having been formed between Ald. E. C. Sanders and Andrew A. Ingram. The latter has for some years been in charge of the legal department of the M. C. R. here and is a rising young barrister. He is a native of St. Thomas, being a son of A. B. Ingram, former M.P. for East Elgin and now a member of the Ontario Railway and Municipal Board.
Mr. Ingram's successor at the M. C. R. offices has not yet been named.
Mr. '. J. Summers, editor of the Evening Herald, St. Johns, Nfld., who withdraws from that paper to-day, hopes on Monday to resume his legal practice, which he at no time wholly abandoned. He is as yet undecided as to his new offices, but will probably locate on Duckworth street. His many friends wish him every success in his resumption of his legal work.
T. H. Crerar, of the firm of Crerar & Crerar, Hamilton, which was dissolved in June, last, owing to the death of the late P. D. Crerar, K.C., has taken into partnership LeRoy E. Awrey, who for several years was associated with the firm of Gibson, O’Reilly & Levy. The new firm will be known as Crerar and Awrey, and will continue business in the offices of the Hamilton Provident building, for so many years occupied by Crerar & Crerar.
Rev. Dr. Eakin, for the past five years a member of the faculty of Toronto University, has resigned to take up the practice of law. In addition to his connection with the university, Dr. Eakin has from time to time supplied the pulpit of St. Andrew church, King street, Hamilton, and has occasioned considerable comment from his view as to eternal punishment.
The law firm of McQuarrie, Martin & Cassady has a suite of six rooms on the sixth floor of the Westminster Trust block, New Westminster.
Francis Ramsay Ball, K.C., one of the oldest barristers in the province, died at his home at Woodstock on January 27th, aged eighty-five years.
He was one of Woodstock's most prominent and publicspirited citizens, and took a foremost part in the beautification of streets and parks.
For forty years he was County Crown-Attorney for Oxford, during which he was one of the prosecution counsel in the Birchell murder trial, being succeeded in office by his son, Robert N. Ball.
Mr. Bernard W. Russell, son of Hon. Mr. Justice Russell, Halifax, who has been practising law at Kentville in association with Roscoe & Roscoe, has been admitted a member of the legal firm of O'Conner and Meagher, Halifax.
T. A. Lynd and E. P. St. John have opened an office for the practise of law in suites 33 and 34, Willoughby block on Twenty-first street, Saskatoon. A. Lynd comes from Moosomin, where he studied under Judge Brown, and since January has been with the firm of Bence, Stevenson and Lynd. E. P. St. John finished his law course with B. D. Macdonald of this city and has since been practising with his brother, Charles W. St. John in Vancouver. Both are well known in the city, Mr. St. John being especially known in sporting and musical circles.
Collingwood is to lose another prominent and well-known citizen, Lt.-Col. G. W. Bruce, who will go shortly to the Manitoba city of Brandon.
Col. Bruce will enter the legal firm of Coldwell, Coleman & Curran, taking the place of the latter, who was recently appointed to the King's Bench of Manitoba. The firm, of which Hon. G. R. Coldwell, Minister of Education, is the senior member, has been in Brandon many years and enjoys a wide practice.
A convention in Montreal, to be attended by the Lord Chancellor of England, the Right Hon. R. L. Borden, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, ex-President Taft, the president of the French Cour de Cassation, the battonier and distinguished members of the Paris Bar, such is the function which will take place in Montreal next September, if the carefully-laid plans of the American Bar Association materialize. The association, as had already been stated, has definitely decided to hold its annual convention in Montreal, and it is proposed to make the event one of the most memorable in the history of the organization. At the present moment, Frank Kellogg, president of the association, is on the high seas, bound for England and France, where he will get in touch with the leading lights of the French and English Bars, with a view to insuring their presence at the gathering, while Frederick E. Wadham, secretary-treasurer of the association, after spending the day here, left last night for Ottawa, where he will interview the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice, the leader of the opposition, the Minister of Justice, and other distinguished gentlemen resident in the Capital.
Seven members of the legal profession in the province of British Columbia have taken silk as a New Year's gift from the Provincial Government. The gentlemen who thus become entitled to write K.C. after their names are:—D. G. Marshall, S. S. Taylor, W. A. Mcdonald, and W. B. A. Ritchie, of Vancouver; W. J. Whiteside of New Westminster, and Thornton Fell and Lindley Crease of Victoria. The Provincial Government has always been very sparing in the practice of granting this honour to members of the legal profession, only twelve K.C.’s having been created in British Columbia in nearly six years. Five of these were created in 1907, and those which are announced to-day make up the rest of the dozen, none having been created in the interval of five years.
At a meeting of the Law Society, held on Monday last, the following were elected Benchers: H. H. Carter, K.C.; J. A. Clift, K.C.; M. W. Furlong, K.C.; C. H. Emerson, K.C.: W. E. Wood, K.C.; C, O’N. Conroy, and J. P. Blackwood.
THE FRONTENAC LAW ASSOCIATION.
At the annual meeting of the Frontenac Law Association, held yesterday afternoon, the resignation of John McIntyre, K.C., president of the association since the resignation of the Hon. Mr. Justice Britton, was received lo and accepted with the sincerest of regrets. Mr. McIntyre o has been an able and gifted officer and one who has been . o keenly interested in all the affairs attending his office and ...” he spared neither time nor energy in the promotion of the welfare of the society. He attended the various sessions of the Upper Canada Law Society and through his efforts o the recognition which has come to the Frontenac branch was brought about. Following the dissolution of the firm of McIntyre & McIntyre it became necessary for Mr. McInto . tyre to retire from the activity of an office. Nevertheless it is felt that the distinguished and faithful gentleman will continue to take an interest in all the workings of the society. A resolution expressing the regret of the association at the loss of Mr. McIntyre was moved by J. B. Walkem, and unanimously passed. A copy of the same will be forwarded to him. The society has received four distinct losses during the past year, viz.: John McIntyre, K.C., Donald McIntyre, J. Macdonald Mowat and R. V. Rogers. The report of the treasurer, secretary and librarian ! shewed that the association was in a healthy condition, but : in order to supply funds for further activity it was decided to increase the annual fees by 100 per cent. The assurance was given that before another year the library, to which has been added some 2,200 volumes in six years, will be in improved quarters at the Court-house, with better light and accommodations.
The following officers were elected: president, John L. Whiting, K.C.; vice-president, J. B. Walkem, K.C.; secretary-treasurer, T. M. Asseltine; trustee, Francis King, to replace John McIntyre, K.C.; library board, T. J. Rigley, to replace Donald McIntyre.