COVID Times and the New Alberta Family Docket Court

In May 2020, the Court of Queen’s Bench implemented a Family Docket Court (“FDC”) in Edmonton and Calgary. All family matters, with a few of limited exceptions, must now attend FDC before any other Court process can be scheduled. The purpose of FDC is to assess each family’s needs and direct them to the most appropriate services and court processes. Consequently, the Judge sitting in FDC can grant Consent Orders (Orders both parties agree on) but cannot adjudicate contested applications.

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Welcome Sarah McFadyen

McCuaig Desrochers LLP is pleased to welcome Sarah McFadyen as an articling student. Throughout her articling year, Sarah will gain experience in a variety of areas of law. Sarah McFadyen joined McCuaig Desrochers in September 2020. Sarah obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law in 2020. During law school, Sarah volunteered extensively with pro bono legal clinics, including the Edmonton Community Legal Centre, Pro Bono Students Canada, and she served as the Executive Coordinator for Student Legal Services in

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COVID-19 NOTICE

At McCuaig Desrochers LLP we are continuing to follow strict protocols and guidelines in respect COVID-19. Acknowledging that this will be a factor for months ahead, we remain committed to serving our clients and keeping our employees safe during this challenging time. Our office remains open for business; however, for the safety of our staff and clients alike, we are not permitting clients to attend at our premises at this time. Virtually all of our business is being conducted via

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NOTICE RE CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

McCuaig Desrochers LLP continues to monitor the changing guidelines in respect of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  We remain committed to serving our clients and keeping our employees safe during this challenging time. We continue to meet our responsibility to staff, their families, our clients, and our community and have implemented numerous precautionary measures. Our office remains open for business; however, for the safety of our staff and clients alike, we are not permitting clients to attend at our premises at

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Congratulations Terry McEvoy and Shirley Gee

McCuaig Desrochers LLP would like to congratulate our colleagues Terry McEvoy and Shirley Gee of the firm McEvoy Gee on their retirement.  We are honoured that Terry and Shirley have placed their trust in us, by referring their clients to McCuaig Desrochers LLP.  We look forward to working with their clients on both the challenges and opportunities ahead.

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Thank you Frank!

McCuaig Desrochers LLP would like to take a moment to thank our very own Frank Friesacher for his services acting as President for the Canadian Bar Association – Alberta Branch for the 2018/2019 year. We appreciate your time and dedication to representing the Alberta Branch of the CBA throughout our province and nationally, as well as your commitment to advocating for the legal profession and access to justice for all Albertans. https://www.cba-alberta.org/Who-We-Are/Governance/President-Executive

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Congratulations Patrick!

We are proud to announce that Patrick Coones has been Admitted to the Bar and welcome him as an Associate. To view Patrick’s bio please click here.

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