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Civil Skills – Family Law Seminar

On March 8, 2014, Student Legal Assistance hosted the University of Calgary Faculty of Law’s first Family Law Seminar. The seminar focused on the procedures involved in handling a family file, as well as touching on substantive family law and client/file management. Aida Rafie of Vogel LLP was one of the few lawyers asked to [...]

March 25th, 2014|

Past Conduct And Access Time

Often times clients come in to our office and give us, what they believe to be, a number of reasons why the parties should not have equal shared parenting of the children. Most of those reasons tend to be alleged vices or personal issues that the other party may have (i.e. anger management or substance [...]

February 27th, 2014|

Law In The Olympics

With the Sochi Olympics recently coming to an end and Team Canada having fantastic results, it is interesting to note that one potential medal for Canada was denied due to legal reasons. In 1981, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) was established to oversee international sports-related disputes. This entity hears a number of different [...]

February 27th, 2014|

The Law Behind Hit And Runs

There have been three pedestrian fatalities in Calgary in 2014 thus far, the most recent tragedy being a hit-and-run accident on Monday. There are two key statutes that govern hit-and-run accidents in Alberta. The first is the Traffic Safety Act, which imposes a duty on all drivers who are directly or indirectly involved in an [...]

February 21st, 2014|

Towing The Line: Advocacy Gone Too Far

Lawyers, particularly litigators are charged with a duty to vigorously defend clients and advance particular positions. It is a linchpin of the adversarial process – both sides will color the case and use the evidence to convince the trier of fact one way or the other. This adversarial process is conducted with the constant undercurrent [...]

February 19th, 2014|

Occupation Rent – Alberta Law Conference 2014

On January 30th and 31st, 2014, the Alberta Law Conference was held at the Calgary Westin Hotel. The conference was very well attended and included an informative family law session on the Friday morning titled: Hot Topics in Family Law: don’t get burned. The Family law session, chaired by Gillian Marriot, Q.C., was led by [...]

February 14th, 2014|

Social Media & Evidence

One of the recurring threads of the 2014 Alberta Law Conference held in Calgary on January 30 and 31, was the continual growth and advances in technology and social media, and the corresponding effects on the practice of law. Of particular note for family lawyers, where facebook posts, pictures and messages and text message communications [...]

February 10th, 2014|

2014 Alberta Law Conference

The 2014 Alberta Law Conference, run by the Alberta Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, will take place on January 30th and 31st at the Westin Calgary. This annual educational conference is a great opportunity for lawyers and judges to refresh their knowledge and network within the community. This year, 70 judges and justices across [...]

January 27th, 2014|

If “A-rod” Appealed In Alberta

Sports news typically does not contain legal coverage, however headlines around the globe of late have vigorously been following the legalities of the Alex Rodriguez suspension for his usage of performance enhancing drugs. Major League Baseball initially suspended Rodriguez for 211 games. Rodriguez appealed this decision to an arbitrator, who was independently selected by the [...]

January 20th, 2014|

Things To Consider When Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer

There are a few things you should consider when hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer. 1. Reputation Fact is that insurers, insurance adjusters and insurance defense lawyers is a small community. The lawyer you select will have an impact. The more experienced and reputable the firm is will have a direct result in the negotiation and ultimately [...]

December 23rd, 2013|