September 15, 2018 - Save the Date!
The Edmonton Legal Build's Race Judicata fun run/walk is happening on Saturday September 15th at beautiful Laurier Park.
We will be once again offering 5 km and 10 km distances for you to run or to just enjoy a walk with your friends and colleagues.
We are again offering the opportunity for children under 12 to join in the full event experience by offering the option of child sized t-shirts for a nominal registration fee (as always children may also just walk with their parents for free)
Thanks to the legal community's support and enthusiasm, the event continues to break records, and we’d like this year to be even better! Here’s how you can help:
This year’s goal is to raise $50,000 for Habitat for Humanity Edmonton. Thanks for your support and see you on September 15th at Laurier Park!
Join members of Edmonton's legal community for what is always a memorable, fun-filled event!
Our 2020 Legal Build
Each of the past legal build has dedicated to the memory of one of Edmonton's distinguished jurists (click here for past builds). The 2020 build is the first that will be dedicated to the memory of an Edmonton lawyer.
Jean McBean QC (1948-2012) graduated law in 1972 from the University of Alberta with distinction and received her LLM from McGill University in 1987.
Jean established a private law practice as a sole practitioner in 1979 and was later joined by new partners creating the firm that became known as McBean Becker Cochard and Gordon which had the distinction of being Edmonton's all-female firm. Jean remained with the firm until 2001 when she made good on her commitment to making legal representation accessible for all by setting up the Legal Aid Family Law Office in Edmonton and Calgary at the request of the Legal Aid Society of Alberta.
Jean spent her entire life working in the area of women's equality and social justice, her legal career spanned an era when the battle for women's equality was transforming divorce, child custody and rules for property division, and Jean's fight for social change left a clear mark on the development of the law.
Jean was a Bencher of the Law Society of Alberta from 1999 to 2001, and also served as the co-chair of the National Legal Committee of the Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF).
Jean was committed to sharing her knowledge with others in the profession. She was a frequent volunteer with the Legal Education Society of Alberta, and taught at the University of Alberta for many years becoming an inspiration and mentor to countless Edmonton lawyers.
Jean passed away from cancer on April 7, 2012.
Edmonton Legal Build
Every three years the Edmonton legal community comes together to build the dreams of a deserving and hard-working family. The Legal Build is a partnership between Habitat for Humanity Edmonton and the Edmonton legal community.
The Edmonton Legal Build is the only Habitat for Humanity project in Canada that is supported wholly by the legal community and represents a unique, lasting legacy of our profession in Edmonton.