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January 2021

Family Law Fundamentals – Webinar

January 27 | 9:00 am4:00 pm
$258.75 – $345

About Faculty About Date: January 27, 2021Time:  9:00 AM – 4:00 PMPrice:  $345 + GST  In the first few years of family law practice, lawyers can greatly benefit from both substantive law knowledge and practice management skills to assist them in effectively managing matters. Join experienced practitioners to explore family property, child support, spousal support, family violence, and more.Topics:Adult interdependent partners and property and support contractsCourt processes and running a litigation practice during the COVID-19 pandemic, including strategies to get your documents signed…

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February 2021

Coercive Control and Family Violence 2-Day Series – Webinar

February 17 | 9:00 am12:00 pm
$258.75 – $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 | 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 | 12:00 pm3:00 pm
$146.25 – $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 | 12:00 pm3:00 pm
$146.25 – $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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Family Property Act and Fruit of the Marriage Tree 2021 Update – Webinar

March 23 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm
$71.25 – $95

About Faculty About Date: March 23, 2021 Time:  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Price:  $95 + GST This webinar will address recent developments in the law and cases touching on increase in value of exempt assets, valuation dates, and double-dipping issues that arise when both income and property are shared in the same post-separation period. If multiple lawyers or staff members from your firm would like to attend this webinar or webinar series, please contact Craig Edhart or Carolyn Bernardin for pricing. Faculty…

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April 2021

Family Property Act for Legal Support Staff – Webinar

April 22 | 9:00 am12:00 pm
$123.75 – $165

About Faculty About Date: April 22, 2021 Time:  9:00 AM–12:00 PM Price:  $165 + GST This webinar will explore the ins and outs of the Family Property Act, including practical takeaways that will assist you in your role as legal support staff. If multiple lawyers or staff members from your firm would like to attend this webinar or webinar series, please contact Craig Edhart or Carolyn Bernardin for pricing. Faculty Chair Sean Shaefer, Demas Schaefer LLP Presenters Danielle Collins, Latitude Family Law LLP…

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May 2021

Family Law Appeals (Edmonton)

May 5 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
Legal Education Society of Alberta, Suite 1401, 10088-102 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2Z1 Canada
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$258.75 – $345

About Faculty About Date: May 5, 2021 Time:  9:00 AM– 4:30 PM Price:  $345 + GST   This is the in-person (Edmonton) registration page for Family Law Appeals. This program is also being offered as a livestream program as well as an in-person program in Calgary. Discuss appellate practice in family law matters. Consider procedural and substantive issues on appeals from arbitration awards, appeals from Provincial Court to the Court of Queen’s Bench, and appeals from the Court of Queen’s Bench to the Court of…

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Family Law Appeals (Livestream)

May 5 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
Legal Education Society of Alberta, Suite 1401, 10088-102 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2Z1 Canada
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$258.75 – $345

About Faculty About Date: May 5, 2021 Time:  9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Price:  $345 + GST This is the livestream registration page for Family Law Appeals. If you would like to purchase the in-person ticket to this event, please navigate to Family Law Appeals (Edmonton) or Family Law Appeals (Calgary). Discuss appellate practice in family law matters. Consider procedural and substantive issues on appeals from arbitration awards, appeals from Provincial Court to the Court of Queen’s Bench, and appeals from the Court of Queen’s Bench to the…

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Family Law Appeals (Calgary)

May 12 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
Holiday Inn Calgary South – Conference Centre, 8360 Blackfoot Trail SE
Calgary, Alberta T2J 7E1 Canada
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$258.75 – $345

About Faculty About Date: May 12, 2021 Time:  9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Price:  $345 + GST   This is the in-person (Calgary) registration page for Family Law Appeals. This program is also being offered as a livestream program as well as an in-person program in Edmonton. Discuss appellate practice in family law matters. Consider procedural and substantive issues on appeals from arbitration awards, appeals from Provincial Court to the Court of Queen’s Bench, and appeals from the Court of Queen’s Bench to the Court 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 and 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 and Electronic Format)
Alberta Family Law Practice Manual (Electronic Format)
Family Law Fundamentals (Electronic Format)

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Program Papers

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
Commonplace, but Not Routine: Make the Most of Your Mediation
Cracking the Code: Family Law Legislation and Estate Planning
Death and Divorce: Common Considerations

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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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