Jan. 28, 2022

Alumni win distinguished service awards

Two alumni recognized for contributions to profession and community
Judith Hanebury

Judith Hanebury received the award for Service to the Community.

Two UCalgary Law alumni have been recognized by the Canadian Bar Association - Alberta Branch with 2022 Distinguished Service Awards, which were announced on January 28, 2022.

Judith Hanebury, LLB'79, LLM'91, received the award for Service to the Community. Seeing the growing crisis at the beginning of the pandemic, she spearheaded the development of the Consumer Debt Negotiation Project with the Public Interest Law Clinic, which supports Albertans struggling financially with the end of pandemic supports. Through this project, she also supports volunteer lawyers, law students, and the project's own articling student.

I am delighted to accept this acknowledgement on behalf of the Faculty of Law, the Public Interest Law Clinic and the many Albertans and dedicated volunteers who have, in many different ways, supported this project.  I really had no idea what I was doing and everyone I turned to for help said an immediate yes. Our legal community pulled together for Albertans during a difficult time in a way that made me very proud.

Michael Greene

Michael Greene, QC received the award for Service to the Profession.

Michael Greene, QC, LLB'82 received the award for Service to the Profession. Michael is an active CBA volunteer, having served on the executive committee of both the National and Alberta South Immigration Law Sections. He received his Queen's Counsel designation in 2012 and was a recipient of the Canadian Bar Association Louis St. Laurent Award of Excellent for exceptional service in 2001.

The Distinguished Service Awards are jointly presented by the Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association - Alberta Branch. These prestigious annual awards highlight the outstanding contributions Alberta lawyers provide in the categories of Service to the Profession, Service to the Community, Service to Legal Scholarship, Pro Bono Legal Service , and Service in Promoting Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in the Legal Profession.