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.
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.
The Edmonton Community Legal Centre continues to hold the Family Law Series Presentations at the Stanley Milner Downtown Library 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. Topics:
Child Custody and Parenting: November 3, November 24
Child and Spousal Support: October 20, November 10,
Property Division:, October 27, November 17
The Edmonton Community Legal Centre is holding the Civil Law Series Presentations at the Stanley Milner Downtown Library every Thursday evening at 6:30 PM. These presentations are open to the public and no registration is required. Topics:
Your Rights as a Tenant: November 8
Your Rights at Work: October 18, November 15
Wills and Estates: November 1
Immigration, Family Class Sponsorship: October 25, November 22