Workshops

Workshops

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

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

DATE: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
TIME: 8:30 am – 10:00 am
LOCATION: Compass Place Boardroom (2nd Floor, 100050-112 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.
The session will help you:

  • Identify if there’s a legal aspect to your client’s problem
  • Distinguish between legal information and legal advice
  • Find reliable sources of legal information and where to refer clients for legal advice
  • Share experiences, build connections and get the latest update on legal information and resources available in Alberta

Workshop registration includes continental breakfast, coffee and tea.


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

DATE: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 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.
The session will help you:

  • Identify when an adult interdependent relationship exists
  • Understand the new rules for division of property and exclusive possession of the family home and property – for both married couples and adult interdependent partners
  • Describe legal processes available to help clients divide their property
  • Identify reliable sources of legal information and where to refer clients for legal advice
  • Share experiences, build connections and get the latest update on CPLEA’s family law publications and resources

Workshop registration includes continental breakfast, coffee and tea.


Top 10 Housing Law Issues

DATE: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 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.
The session will help you:

  • Describe housing (and housing-related) laws that apply in Alberta, with focus on the Residential Tenancies Act
  • Describe common responsibilities of landlords and tenants
  • Identify common problems in housing
  • Identify dispute resolution options and where to refer clients for legal advice
  • Share experiences, build connections and get the latest update on CPLEA’s housing law publications and resources

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. – 10:00 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.
The session will help you:

  • Describe the law as it relates to sexual violence
  • Describe legal options available to victims of sexual violence
  • Identify reliable sources of legal information and where to refer clients for legal advice
  • Share experiences, build connections and get the latest update on CPLEA’s publications and resources

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. – 10:00 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.
The session will help you:

  • Understand the upcoming changes to the Divorce Act, including the impact on current custody arrangements
  • Describe family laws that apply in Alberta to divorced or divorcing couples and their children
  • Identify reliable sources of legal information and where to refer clients for legal advice
  • Share experiences, build connections and get the latest update on CPLEA’s family law publications and resources

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