Workshops

Workshops

CPLEA leads workshops each year for frontline service providers, teachers, librarians, and other information service providers.


Who gets the house?: Alberta’s new Family Property Act

Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Compass Place Boardroom (2nd Floor, 10050-112 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 2J1)

Does your work include helping people who occasionally face legal problems? Are your clients going through separations or divorces? On January 1, 2020, Alberta’s Matrimonial Property Act becomes the Family Property Act. Under the Family Property Act, the rules for dividing property when a marriage breaks down have been extended to the breakdown of an adult interdependent relationship.

Workshop registration includes continental breakfast, coffee and tea.


Legal Info vs. Legal Advice: Where do you draw the line?

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Compass Place Boardroom (2nd Floor, 10050-112 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5K 2J1)

Does your work include helping people who occasionally face legal problems? Are you unsure of what you can and cannot say about the law to a client? Only certain people are authorized to give legal advice while many other people can provide legal information. It is important to recognize when a client is dealing with a potential legal issue so that they can get the resources and help that they need.

Workshop registration includes refreshments.


Domestic Violence: Toolkit for Landlords

Date: March 2020 (Date to be confirmed)
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: RCMP Station, 4602 51 Avenue, Red Deer, AB

Every year there are over 10,000 incidents of domestic violence in Alberta that are serious enough that the police get involved. Landlords, property managers, and other onsite staff are often the first to be aware that violence may be occurring in a family. This workshop provides practical information that will help landlords, property managers, and on-site workers reduce the incidence and severity of domestic violence on their premises.

For more information and to register, contact Corrie McKilligan, Operations Manager, Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter. Email: [email protected]


Top 10 Housing Law Issues

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Compass Place Boardroom (2nd Floor, 10050-112 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 2J1)

Does your work include helping people who occasionally face legal problems? Do your clients rent a home? There are a wide variety of issues that may pop up in housing ranging from human rights and public health to privacy concerns. To help your clients get the right help and referrals to deal with a housing problem, it’s important to understand the housing (and housing-related) laws that may apply to their situations.

Workshop registration includes continental breakfast, coffee and tea.


Sexual Violence: What does the law say?

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Compass Place Boardroom (2nd Floor, 10050-112 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 2J1)

Does your work include helping people who occasionally face legal problems? Are your clients victims of sexual violence? Sexual violence can include domestic violence of a sexual nature, trafficking, exploitation, sexual harassment or assault, and more. This session will provide an overview of the law as it relates to sexual violence – from the Criminal Code provisions and human rights law to legal options available to victims.

Workshop registration includes continental breakfast, coffee and tea.


Taking the Battle out of Custody: Upcoming changes to Canada’s Divorce Act

Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Compass Place Boardroom (2nd Floor, 10050-112 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 2J1)

Does your work include helping people who occasionally face legal problems? Are your clients navigating a divorce with children? Are your clients subject to court orders dealing with custody and access to children? On July 1, 2020, changes to Canada’s Divorce Act will come into effect. These changes modernize the Divorce Act and bring it into alignment with provincial family laws across Canada.

Workshop registration includes continental breakfast, coffee and tea.


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