Have you ever wanted to learn more about how to incorporate your passion for access to justice into the day to day practice of providing legal services?
A great new professional development webinar series developed by the CBA’s Access to Justice Committee is now available. It’s called the Better Client Service Series: Good for Clients, Good for Lawyers. It consists of three webinars focused on the following areas:
(March 7, 2017) Lasting Client Relationships: Intake Strategies that Build Long-Term Trust: Using client intake procedures to identify long-term needs and build client capacity;
(March 29, 2017) Made-to-Measure Legal Services: The Power of Limited Scope Retainers: Understanding the practical application of limited scope retainers and the associated professional responsibilities;
(April 19, 2017) Intelligent Client Communications: Empowering Your Clients Through Clear Legal Writing: Drafting correspondence that optimizes clients’ understanding of their legal issues and helps them make effective decisions.
The CBA is offering this series at a substantial pricing discount for non-membersactively involved in the A2J community (approximately half the regular rates). To see if you qualify for the discount or to apply for it, please email the CBA’s PD department directly at email@example.com.
The Edmonton Community Legal Centre continues to hold the Family Law Series Presentations at the Downtown Enterprise Square Branch Library every Thursday evening at 6:30 PM. These presentations are FREE and open to the public with the option to register to be contacted for a potential follow-up meeting with a Family Law Lawyer for additional assistance. The schedules for the topics are:
Child Custody and Parenting: January 26, February 16, March 9, March 30
Child and Spousal Support: January 12, February 2, February 23, March 16
Property Division: January 19, February 9, March 2, March 23
NOTE: New location for the Downtown Library is Enterprise Square Branch, 10212 Jasper Avenue NW.
A presentation on Wills and Estates will be held at the Capilano Library (200 Capilano Mall, 5616 101 Avenue) on Monday January 30, 2017 at 7 PM.
The FREE 1000 Voices Legal Clinic at the Genesis Centre in NE Calgary operates the 4th Tuesday of every month. Volunteer lawyers provide free legal advice on a variety of legal topics including immigration, landlord/tenant, criminal, personal injury, social benefits and more. Call 403-716-6496 to book an appointment.
The Court Assistance Program and free legal advice clinic at Calgary Courts Centre (North Tower, 8th Floor) will close at 4:00 pm on Thursday, December 15, and reopen on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 9:00 am.
The Civil Claims Duty Counsel Program at Calgary Courts Centre (South Tower, 15th Floor) will close at 4:00 pm on Friday, December 16 and reopen on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 12:30 pm.
Edmonton Court Programs Holiday Closure Dates:
The Court Assistance Program at Edmonton Law Courts (2nd Floor, South Tower) is closed as of Wednesday December 14 and will reopen on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 9:00 am.
The Civil Claims Duty Counsel Program at Edmonton Law Courts Building (2nd Floor, Provincial Court) will close at 4:00 pm Thursday, December 15 and reopen Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 10:00 am.