The Edmonton Community Legal Centre continues to hold the Family Law Series Presentations at the Downtown Enterprise Square Branch Library 10212 Jasper Avenue NW every Thursday evening at 6:30 PM. These presentations are 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 as follows:
Child Custody and Parenting: April 20, May 11, June 1, June 22
Child and Spousal Support: April 6, April 27, May 18, June 8
Property Division: April 13, May 4, May 25, June 5
A presentation on Wills and Estates will be held at the Capilano Library (200 Capilano Mall, 5616 101 Avenue) on Monday April 10 at 7 PM.
Responsibilities of an Executor
Power of Attorney
Where to go for help and more!
The Family Law Series will be held monthly at the St. Albert Community Village – 30-50 Bellrose Dr. St. Albert from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.
Child Custody and Parenting: Wednesday April 19, 2017
Child and Spousal Support: Wednesday May 17, 2017
Property Division: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
If you work at a community organization that would be interested in having a lawyer from the ECLC give a presentation for your clients and/or staff at your agency please contact Giselle at firstname.lastname@example.org and leave the name of your organization, the location, the topic you would like, as well as options for dates and times. Topics include, Family Law, Wills and Estates, Landlord and Tenant, Immigration, Employment and Introduction to the Canadian Justice System.
The Calgary John Howard Society has launched a new public education initiative: I Am More Than My Criminal Record. This initiative was created to reduce the stigma associated with a criminal record and give individuals involved in the criminal justice system an opportunity to share their experiences and voice who they truly are.
Calgary Legal Guidance is launching the city’s first ever program to increase access to justice and legal and cultural supports for urban Indigenous Peoples who are experiencing poverty and are unable to qualify for Legal Aid to resolve their matter.
The program has been made possible by a generous grant from The Calgary Foundation and the Calgary and Area United Way.
Marital breakdown causes a flood of emotions and a shaken sense of security. Taking decisive actions restores dignity and helps build resilience. ACES, the Association of A Community Engaged in Sharing, encourages media to inform their audience about the Calgary Resilience Symposium where people can learn about and discuss the variety of supports available to individuals and families facing decisions about one of the biggest life changes they will experience.
WHAT:A full day of lectures and learnings from professionals who will answer questions pertaining to family matters, legal issues, financial planning and insurance inquiries, as well as mental and physical health topics. Everyone’s focus is on helping participants to make the right decisions for moving forward.
WHO: Keynote Speakers at the Calgary Divorce Symposium include:
Nicole Sherren – Alberta Wellness Initiative
Cyndy Morin – Resolve Legal Group
John-Paul Boyd – Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family
Calgary Public Library acknowledges with thanks Calgary Legal Guidance for an ongoing partnership which provides these programs free of charge through the assistance of volunteer lawyers in our community.
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.