The Honourable Calvin F. Tallis
1976 - 2005 Justice of the Appeal Court of the Northwest Territories
1976 - 1981 Justice of the Supreme Courts of the Northwest Territories and the Yukon Territory; 1981 - 2005 Deputy Judge of the Supreme Courts of the North West Territories and Yukon Territory
1976 - 1981 Justice of the Appeal Court of the Yukon Territory
1981 - 2005 Justice of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal
1999 - 2005 Justice of the Appeal Court of Nunavut and Deputy Judge of the Nunavut Court of Justice
Calvin Tallis was born near Borden, Saskatchewan, in 1930. He attended elementary school at the Rural School of Halcyonia. He took his high school training through correspondence until the last half of Grade 12 when he attended school in Borden. He took teacher training and taught in rural schools for two years (1947-48 and 1948-49). He then went on to study at the University of Saskatchewan.
In 1952, he graduated with an Arts and Science Degree, and in 1954 he earned a Law degree. In 1955 he married Dorothy Irene Poppl from Daylesford, Saskatchewan.
Mr. Tallis was admitted to the Saskatchewan bar in 1955 and the British Columbia bar in 1973. He was licensed to practice law in the North West Territories in 1975.
Mr. Tallis was a partner in the law firm of Goldenberg, Taylor and Tallis in Saskatoon prior to his appointment to the Supreme Courts and Appeal Courts of the North West Territories and Yukon Territory in 1976. He ceased being a justice of the Supreme Courts in 1981 when he accepted an appointment to the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, but continued as Deputy Judge of the two Supreme Courts until his retirement from all Courts on his 75th birthday in 2005.