LawNow Magazine May/June 2018 issue

LawNow Magazine is a free digital magazine published six times per year by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.

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Domestic Violence Toolkit for Landlords

The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA) is pleased to announce the publication of its Domestic Violence Toolkit for Landlords. The Kit has been designed for landlords, property managers and anyone else who works on-site or has access to residential rental units. For more information on the content and availability of the Kit please see the full release.

For more information on CPLEA visit

www.cplea.ca

CPLEA News Release May 1, 2017

CPLEA

News Release – May 1, 2017

Housing providers play a key role in supporting victims of domestic violence
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The Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta and Homeward Trust Edmonton are pleased to announce the release of two reports highlighting the roles that housing providers can play in supporting families affected by domestic violence. Read the full reports: Domestic Violence: Roles of Landlords and Property Managers and Homeward Trust Domestic Violence Forum 2016 – Final Report.

Professional Development Webinar Series for Lawyers

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 LawyersIt 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.

These 90-minute live webinars will be taught by a superb faculty who are well known to many in the access to justice community.  More information about the webinar series can be located at the following link:  http://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NA_ona2j17.  Information about accreditation of the sessions for inclusion in your continuing professional development hours is located here: http://www.cbapd.org/accreditation_en.aspx?id=NA_ONA2J17

The CBA is offering this series at a substantial pricing discount for non-members actively 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 pd@cba.org.

Legal Fact Sheets and Resources for Fort McMurray Evacuees

The wildfires in Fort McMurray have displaced an entire community, giving rise to many legal questions and issues.  Visit www.pbla.ca/gethelp/fortmcmurrayfire for legal fact sheets and other information. You can download them here or listen to them.

Fact Sheets of Frequently Asked Questions: Download these helpful FAQs for information.

Podcasts/Audio of Frequently Asked Questions: If you are unable to view the FAQs you can listen to them here.

Helpful Links:

Visit the Department of Justice and Solicitor General webpage for information on court closures and other services in the Fort McMurray area impacted by the fire. Additional updates on the crisis are available on this Government of Alberta emergency information webpage.

Updated June 6, 2016