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William J. (Bill) Anhorn is an inactive member of the Law Society of Alberta having been called to the Alberta Bar in 1976. Bill was formally a Senior Partner with the law firm of Pritchard and Company LLP (Medicine Hat) but retired from the practice of law in 2011.  He had a broad range of legal experience both as a barrister and a solicitor.  His preferred areas of practice included real estate, estate planning, estate administration and commercial and corporate law.

Education and Professional Associations

  • Attended Medicine Hat College (1969-1970)
  • Attended University of Calgary (Political Science) (1970-1972)
  • Graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Calgary (1972)
  • Attended Faculty of Law University of Alberta (1972-1975)
  • Graduated with Bachelor of Law Degree (1975)
  • Admitted to the Law Society of Alberta (1976)
  • Associate with Biddell & Company (1976-1980)
  • Partner with Niblock & Company (1980-1993)
  • Partner with Pritchard and Company LLP (1993-July 1st 2011)
  • Standing agent for the Attorney General of Canada responsible for Federal Prosecutions within the Judicial District of Medicine Hat (1980-1985)
  • Former Member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Former Member of the Medicine Hat-Brooks Bar Association
  • Completed the academic requirements of the Institute of Corporate Directors University of Alberta/University of Toronto/Rothman School of Business (May 2011)
  • Obtained an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors (June 2011)

Appointments and Community Involvement

  • Past President of the Medicine Hat Bar Association
  • Former Member of the Medicine Hat Police Commission (1998-2007)
  • Former Chairman of the Medicine Hat Police Commission (2004-2007)
  • Former Member of the Medicine Hat Parks Advisory Board
  • Former Member of the Medicine Hat Kinsmen Club
  • Former Member of the Board of Directors of the Medicine Hat Credit Union Ltd. (1980-2000)
  • Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Community Credit Union Ltd.  (Community Savings) (2000-2008)
  • Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Servus Credit Union Ltd. (2008-2010)
  • Recipient of the Alberta Centennial Medal for outstanding service to the Province and People of Alberta (September 1st 2005)
  • Former Associate Director of Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Company Ltd.
  • Former Member of the Board of Directors of Servus Credit Union Ltd.
  • Appointed by the Government of Alberta by Order in Council to the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (October 1st 2011-September 2016)
  • Appointed as Queen’s Counsel (December 31st 2011)

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