Calgary Resilience Symposium March 18

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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
  • Sharon Numerow – Certified Divorce Financial Specialist
  • Dr. Sue Clark – Psychologist 

WHERE:  Glenmore Inn, 2720 Glenmore Trail, SE Calgary, Alberta

WHEN:  Saturday, March 18th, 2017. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, incl. lunch & refreshment breaks.

  • Advance tickets ( including lunch, refreshments and parking) are $47.50, on Eventbrite
  • A limited number of tickets will be available at the door, for a fee of $65 if not SOLD OUT
  • This is not a tradeshow

WHY:  Topics will include:

  • Personal and family counselling – dispute resolution, developing a parenting plan, grief counselling, personal health & wellness, life coaching, etc.
  • Legal matters – choosing & making best use of a lawyer’s time, wills& estates, mediation
  • Financial matters – spousal & child support, property division, insurance education

FAST FACTS:

  • In Alberta, 43% of marriages end in divorce. For most separated or divorced parents (85%), the children live primarily with one parent (Statistics Canada 2012a).
  • In 2011, lone-parent families represented 16.3% of all Canadian census families. This was almost double the share of 8.4% in 1961. (http://www12.statcan.gc.ca)
  • 2016 Census Program release on families, households & marital status will be issued August 2, 2017

For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Dorothy Briggs, Executive Director, ACES (Association of a Community Engaged in Sharing) Email: info@acesab.org  Tel: 780.761.3000      www.divorcesymposium.ca

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Free Legal Programs at Calgary Public Library March to July

Calgary Public Library offers several free legal programs at the Central Library and at many library locations around the city.

Here’s a link to library locations and hours: https://calgary.bibliocommons.com/locations/list/. Please register at http://events.calgarypubliclibrary.com/programs/online-registration or drop in.

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.

Public Legal Education Workshops, Edmonton

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.

  • Wills
  • Responsibilities of an Executor
  • Power of Attorney
  • Personal Directives
  • Where to go for help and more!

Posters for the events are online at http://www.eclc.ca/programs-services/legal-education/.

1000 Voices Legal Clinic Schedule 2017, Calgary

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.

Click here for the schedule:1000 Voices Legal Clinic Schedule Jan to June 2017

Resolution Support Centre Moving to 7th Floor, Calgary Courts Centre

Resolution Support Centre Information Services: Self Help (formerly Law Information Centre) is moving to the 7th floor, South Tower, Calgary Courts Centre effective January 1, 2017.

Information Services provides general information and referrals to Albertans regarding:

  • court processes and legal service options
  • assistance with locating and filling out court forms for family and civil matters
  • Resolution and Court Administration Programs and Services
  • referrals to other community legal resources

Court Programs Holiday Closures

Calgary Court Programs Holiday Closure Dates:

  • 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.

Public Legal Education Workshops, Oct and Nov – Edmonton

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

Visit http://www.eclc.ca/programs-services/legal-education/.

You can also check out the new calendar of events at http://www.eclc.ca/events/