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May 2019

How to Practice Family Law and Not Go Crazy (Lake Louise)

May 4, 2019 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, 111 Lake Louise Drive
Lake Louise, Alberta T0L 1E0 Canada
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$495 – $545

One of the most challenging parts of family law is ensuring you are running a successful practice. Develop strategies and discover ways to enhance your practice so you can continue to serve your clients in the best way possible.

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October 2019

Family Law Contracts (Edmonton)

October 1, 2019 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
Sutton Place Hotel, 10235 101 St NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3E9 Canada
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$296.25 – $445.00

Explore a wide variety of family law contracts including prenuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, and property settlement agreements. Understand how to negotiate, draft, and challenge them.

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Family Law Contracts (Calgary)

October 10, 2019 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
Fairmont Palliser, 133 9 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M3 Canada
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$296.25 – $445.00

Explore a wide variety of family law contracts including prenuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, and property settlement agreements. Understand how to negotiate, draft, and challenge them.

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November 2019

Family Property Act (Calgary)

November 13, 2019 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
The Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre, 1000 Glenmore Court SE
Calgary, Alberta T2C 2E6 Canada
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Free – $445

Consider recent updates to the Matrimonial Property Act and the Family Law Act. Learn about legislative changes to the division of property owned jointly by married and non-married people.

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Family Property Act (Edmonton)

November 22, 2019 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
Sutton Place Hotel, 10235 101 St NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3E9 Canada
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Free – $445

Consider recent updates to the Matrimonial Property Act and the Family Law Act. Learn about legislative changes to the division of property owned jointly by married and non-married people.

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March 2020

Family Law Trial Fundamentals (Edmonton)

March 11 | 9:00 am4:30 pm
Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre, 11727 Kingsway NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5G 3A1 Canada
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$296.25 – $445.00

Review family law trial fundamentals and develop the confidence to run a family law trial from commencement, to trial book preparation, to trial conduct.

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October 2020

Business Fundamentals for Lawyers Part 1: Introduction to Financial Statements – Webinar

October 27 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$125

About Faculty About This event occurred in the past. The recording is now available as a Webinar on Demand. Learn to read and understand company financial statements.  Gain basic financial literacy, learn the components of financial statements and how apply that knowledge to real life examples.  We will also review the various accounting frameworks and the types of assurance that accountants can provide. Faculty Presenter Darrell Wiens, CPA, CA, MNP LLP

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November 2020

Business Fundamentals for Lawyers Part 2: Financial Statement Analysis – Webinar

November 3 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$125

About Faculty About This event occurred in the past. The recording is now available as a Webinar on Demand. Consider how to evaluate the health of a business, perform ratio analysis, uncover expenses subject to management discretion, and learn what further questions you must ask.  This course assumes a basic working knowledge of financial statements and will focus on the analysis to uncover insights and understand the story behind the numbers. You may also be interested in… Business Fundamentals for Lawyers Part 4: Business Continuity…

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Business Fundamentals for Lawyers Part 3: Introduction to Business Valuations – Webinar

November 10 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$125

About Faculty About This event occurred in the past. The recording is now available as a Webinar on Demand.   Explore how a business valuator arrives at an opinion regarding the value of an ownership interest in a company. Examine the reporting standards followed in Canada, discuss common valuation approaches, and learn how the valuation report is organized and delivered to the reader. Explore qualitative considerations and identify common mistakes. You may also be interested in… Business Fundamentals for Lawyers…

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Family Law Update Part 1: Parenting and Children – Webinar

November 20 | 9:00 am12:30 pm
$195

About Faculty About This event occurred in the past. The recording will soon be available as a Webinar on Demand.   Dive into the intersection between child welfare and family law in this half-day webinar. Hear from experienced legal practitioners as well as from a parent coordination and child welfare expert.  This webinar will cover a review of recent cases regarding parenting matters and children. If multiple lawyers or staff members from your firm would like to attend this webinar or webinar series,…

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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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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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