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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, 2020 | 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, 2020 | 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, 2020 | 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, 2020 | 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, 2020 | 9:00 am12:30 pm
$195

About Faculty About This event occurred in the past. The recording is now 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, please…

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Family Law Update Part 2: Financial Affairs – Webinar

November 27, 2020 | 9:00 am12:30 pm
$195

About Faculty About This event occurred in the past. The recording is now available as a Webinar on Demand. 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…

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December 2020

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

December 7, 2020 | 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.  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. Faculty Presenter John E.S. Poyser, The Wealth & Estate Law Group

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

December 9, 2020 | 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. 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. Faculty Presenter Matt Patrick, MNP LLP

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January 2021

Family Law Fundamentals – Webinar

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

About Faculty About This event occurred in the past. Click here for the on-demand version. 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 contracts Court processes and running a litigation practice during the COVID-19 pandemic, including strategies…

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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 This event occurred in the past. Click here for the on-demand version. Attend this two-part webinar series to dive into the up-coming 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 family law professionals. Walk away with valuable information from senior family law lawyers…

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Coercive Control and Family Violence 2-Day Series – Webinar

February 24 | 9:00 am12:00 pm

About Faculty About This event occurred in the past. Click here for the on-demand version. Attend this two-part webinar series to dive into the up-coming 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 family law professionals. Walk away with valuable information from senior family law lawyers…

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March 2021

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 This event occurred in the past. Click here for the on-demand version. 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 [email protected] for pricing. Faculty Presenter Kevin Hannah QC,…

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April 2021

Mindfulness and Lawyer Well-Being – Webinar

April 12 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm
$21.75 – $29

About Faculty About Date: April 12, 2021 Time:  12:00 PM–1:00 PM Price:  $29 + GST It is often easy to overlook the impact of mounting workloads, multiple demands, and stressful environments on your ability to perform. Mindfulness can turn these workplace challenges into opportunities by helping you to work with your innate qualities, be less reactive, and appreciate different perspectives for healthier workplace interactions. The benefits of mindfulness are especially important in this age of COVID-19. We are pleased to have Professor…

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Stick to the Status Quo? Parenting and Family Law – Webinar

April 19 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm
$71.25 – $95

About Faculty About Date: April 19, 2021 Time:  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Price:  $95 + GST Consider the status quo as it relates to various aspects of parenting and family law, including when it is established. Explore recent case law and compare the weight that is given to the status quo versus other “best interest” factors, including those of a child. Discuss whether a pre-separation or post-separation status quo carries more weight. If multiple lawyers or staff members from your firm…

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Family Property Act for Legal Support Staff – Webinar

April 22 | 9:00 am12:00 pm
$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 [email protected] for pricing. Faculty Chair Sean Shaefer, Demas Schaefer LLP Presenters Danielle Collins, Latitude Family Law LLP Bob Donaldson, Callioux Law Sasha…

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May 2021

Alberta Legal Technology Conference – Legal Technology Trends – Webinar

May 13 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$71.25 – $95

About Faculty About Date: May 13, 2021Time:  12:00 PM – 1:30 PMPrice: $125 + GST $95 + GST Martin Kratz QC is an author, professor, and former technology and intellectual property lawyer. As chair of this conference, he will set the stage reflecting on the impact of technological change on the practice of law, how those changes are increasing, and how lawyers need to adapt to those technological challenges. This event occurred in the past. Click here for the on-demand version.Thank you to our conference…

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Alberta Legal Technology Conference – Privacy – Webinar

May 14 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$71.25 – $95

About Faculty About Date: May 14, 2021Time:  12:00 PM – 1:30 PMPrice: $125 + GST $95 + GSTNancy Bains, Privacy Officer for the Law Society of Alberta will join the Information and Privacy Commissioner, Jill Clayton to iterate the value of a solid privacy management framework to help navigate challenges when they arise.  Attend this session to discuss the obligations lawyers have in protecting the information they hold of clients and the various considerations that go into such things as working from…

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Alberta Legal Technology Conference – Lawyer Technological Competence – Webinar

May 19 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$71.25 – $95

About Faculty About Date: May 19, 2021Time:  12:00 PM – 1:30 PMPrice: $125 + GST $95 + GSTIn October 2019, the Federation of Law Societies of Canada amended its Model Code rule on competence to include explicit reference to technological competence. Several provincial and territorial law societies, including Alberta, have incorporated this amendment into their respective codes. The fact that there now exists a formal duty of technological competence raises the question of what, exactly, does this duty entail? What does this duty…

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Alberta Legal Technology Conference – Artificial Intelligence – Webinar

May 27 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$71.25 – $95

About Faculty About Date: May 27, 2021Time:  12:00 PM – 1:30 PMPrice: $125 + GST $95 + GSTReview the rapidly developing area of artificial intelligence, big data, and machine learning from a  lawyer’s perspective. This session will focus on the practical issues of diligence, risk, mitigation, and contract considerations. Walk away with a checklist of key questions to frame the management of legal issues in Alberta.Join leading academics, experts, and practitioners in this Alberta-focused exploration of current legal technology trends and issues.This…

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Alberta Legal Technology Conference – Cyber Insurance – Webinar

May 28 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$71.25 – $95

About Faculty About Date: May 28, 2021Time:  12:00 PM – 1:30 PMPrice: $125 + GST $95 + GSTJoin leading academics, experts, and practitioners in this Alberta-focused exploration of current legal technology trends and issues.Click here for other sessions in this series.This event occurred in the past. Click here for the on-demand version.Thank you to our conference sponsor, Stewart Title. Faculty ChairMartin Kratz QC, York University – Osgoode Hall Law SchoolPresentersDavid Fulton, True North Group Inc.Stuart Tate, HighStreet Insurance

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June 2021

Alberta Legal Technology Conference – Cloud-Based Wills – Webinar

June 3 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$71.25 – $95

About Faculty About Date: June 3, 2021Time:  12:00 PM – 1:30 PMPrice: $125 + GST $95 + GST Join Patrick Hartford of NoticeConnect to discuss the idea of digital, cloud-based wills. Consider the rules in Canada and abroad and how a digital wills framework needs to address privacy, security, and the data retention needs of testators.Join leading academics, experts, and practitioners in this Alberta-focused exploration of current legal technology trends and issues.Click here for other sessions in this series.This event occurred in the past. Click…

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Alberta Legal Technology Conference – Crossing the Border with Electronic Devices – Webinar

June 4 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$71.25 – $95

About Faculty About Date: June 4, 2021Time:  12:00 PM – 1:30 PMPrice: $125 + GST $95 + GST Join leading academics, experts, and practitioners in this Alberta-focused exploration of current legal technology trends and issues.Click here for other sessions in this series.This event occurred in the past. Click here for the on-demand version.Thank you to our conference sponsor, Stewart Title. Faculty ChairMartin Kratz QC, York University – Osgoode Hall Law SchoolPresenterStephen Sibold QC, Bennett Jones LLP 

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Alberta Legal Technology Conference – PIPEDA Breach Obligations – Webinar

June 9 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$71.25 – $95

About Faculty About Date: June 9, 2021Time:  12:00 PM – 1:30 PMPrice: $125 + GST $95 + GST This session will explore the fundamentals of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, including topics such as breach response, privacy/data security synergy, and data localization and management. Also consider future policy developments that will influence privacy practice. This event occurred in the past. Click here for the on-demand version.Thank you to our conference sponsor, Stewart Title. Faculty ChairMartin Kratz QC, York University – Osgoode Hall Law…

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Alberta Legal Technology Conference – Recent Case Law – Webinar

June 10 | 12:00 pm1:30 pm
$71.25 – $95

About Faculty About Date: June 10, 2021Time:  12:00 PM – 1:30 PMPrice: $125 + GST $95 + GSTJoin leading academics, experts, and practitioners in this Alberta-focused exploration of current legal technology trends and issues.This event occurred in the past. Click here for the on-demand version.Thank you to our conference sponsor, Stewart Title. Faculty ChairMartin Kratz QC, York University – Osgoode Hall Law SchoolPresenterJames T. Swanson, Swanson Law 

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Seminars on Demand

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

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Publications

Alberta Family Law Practice Manual (Hardcopy 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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