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November 2020

Family Law Update Part 2: Financial Affairs – Webinar

November 27 | 9:00 am12:30 pm
$195

About Faculty About Date: November 27, 2020 Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Price: $195 + GST With the current economic situation in Alberta, family lawyers will need to consider financial factors in their clients’ matters. Explore current topics such as the intersection of bankruptcy and family law and costs in this half-day webinar. This webinar will cover a review of recent cases regarding financial issues in separation and divorce. If multiple lawyers or staff members from your firm would like to attend this webinar or webinar series,…

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December 2020

Independent Legal Advice – Adjusting the Duty of Care to Different Transactions – Webinar

December 7 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$125

About Faculty About Date: December 7, 2020 Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Price: $125 + GST The duty of care fluctuates from transaction to transaction when giving independent legal advice. One size does not fit all. Learn how to identify and set the obligation, and how to fix the commensurate fee. Explore how to sue lawyers who get it wrong. If multiple lawyers or staff members from your firm would like to attend this webinar, please contact Craig Edhart or…

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Business Fundamentals for Lawyers Part 4: Business Continuity Planning and Digital Transformation – Webinar

December 9 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$125

About Faculty About Date: December 9, 2020 Time:  12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Price:  $125 + GST This program is being offered in collaboration with MNP LLP. Understand what a firm needs to do to prevent possible disruptions to business, how to recover in the event of a disruption, and the role technology plays in this. If multiple lawyers or staff members from your firm would like to attend this webinar, please contact Craig Edhart or Carolyn Bernardin for pricing. Faculty Presenter Matt Patrick,…

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January 2021

Family Law Fundamentals – Webinar

January 27, 2021 | 9:00 am4:00 pm
$345

About Faculty About Date: January 27, 2021Time:  9:00 AM – 4:00 PMPrice:  $345 + GST  More details coming soon.If multiple lawyers or staff members from your firm would like to attend this webinar, please contact Craig Edhart or Carolyn Bernardin for pricing. Faculty ChairHeather L. McKay QC, Daunais McKay + HarmsPresentersMore details coming soon.

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February 2021

Coercive Control and Family Violence 2-Day Series – Webinar

February 17, 2021 | 9:00 am12:00 pm
$345

About Faculty About Dates: Day 1 – February 17, 2021 Day 2 – February 24, 2021 Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (each day) Price: $345 + GST Attend this 2-part webinar series to dive into the upcoming amendments to the Divorce Act requiring that family violence, including coercive controlling behaviours, be considered when making best-interests determinations regarding children. This interdisciplinary program presents the valuable insights of an experienced psychologist on coercive control and how it may manifest in the day-to-day practices of…

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Coercive Control and Family Violence 2-Day Series – Webinar

February 24, 2021 | 9:00 am12:00 pm

About Faculty About This program consists of two half-day sessions. Click here to register. Hear from our experienced faculty on the following topics: Day 1 – Understanding Coercive Control in the Context of Family Violence (February 17, 2021) Day 2 – Understanding the Legal Framework (February 24, 2021) Registration in this program includes both days. Please register for the entire event by navigating to the main event page. Faculty Co-Chairs John-Paul E. Boyd QC, John-Paul Boyd Arbitration Chambers Glenda Lux,…

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March 2021

Advanced Legal Writing Part 1

March 1, 2021 | 12:00 pm3:00 pm
$195

About Faculty About Date: March 1, 2021 Time:  12:00 PM–3:00 PM Price:  $195 + GST (Save $45 when combined with Advanced Legal Writing Part 2)   Communication is integral to the practice of law. Having the skill set and knowledge base to produce well-written legal documents, such as contracts or litigation documents, greatly benefits your practice. Attendees will walk away from this program with an expanded skill set, an ability to assess what makes for a good or bad piece of legal…

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Advanced Legal Writing Part 2

March 15, 2021 | 12:00 pm3:00 pm
$195

About Faculty About Date: March 15, 2021 Time:  12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Price:  $195 + GST (Save $45 when combined with Advanced Legal Writing Part 1) Communication is integral to the practice of law. Having the skill set and knowledge base to produce well-written legal documents, such as contracts or litigation documents, greatly benefits your practice. Attendees will walk away from this program with an expanded skill set, an ability to assess what makes for a good or bad piece of…

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Seminars on Demand

Seminar on Demand - From Kerr to Eternity: An Overview of the New Family Property Act in Alberta
Seminar on Demand - Contributions and Distributions: When Will Courts Consider Unequal Divisions of Matrimonial Property?
Seminar on Demand - Exemptions and Cohabiting – Issues Under the New Family Property Act
Seminar on Demand - A Great and Sudden Change: Changes to the Family Property Act and the Divorce Act in 2020
Seminar on Demand - Mediation & Arbitration: Shielding Neutrality
Seminar on Demand - Drowning in Disclosure – Some Practical Tips on How to Organize a Family Law File to Stay Sane
Seminar on Demand - Dos and Don’ts When Dealing with Self-Represented Parties
Seminar on Demand - Family Law Rules of Court and Practice Notes
Seminar on Demand - Top 10+ Things Every Lawyer Should Know (2018)
Seminar on Demand - Top 10+ (Things Every Lawyer Should Know)

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Publications

Alberta Family Law Practice Manual (Hardcopy & Electronic Format)
Alberta Family Law Practice Manual (Electronic Format)
Family Law Fundamentals (Electronic Format)

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Program Papers

Tips, Trips, and Traps: The Intersection of Family Law and Criminal Law
Setting Aside Agreements: Challenging Domestic Contracts
Co-Operation or Co-Op(t)eration: Mandatory ADR Case Law/Procedure Review and General Discussion
Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Tips for Separating Spouses
Impact of Death on Separation and Divorce Proceedings
Drafting Post-separation Property Agreements
A Time to Get Together: A Lawyer’s Role in Mediation
Practical Suggestions in Parenting Disputes for Separated Parents
Tax Implications of Death and/or Divorce
From Kerr to Eternity: An Overview of the New Family Property Act in Alberta

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Complimentary Resources

Practicing Family Law without Going Crazy: A Lawyer Mental Health Primer
Principles of Natural Justice
Common Ethical Issues for Family Paralegals
Tips and Traps for the Family Law Advocate

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