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.
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
McCuaig Desrochers LLP wants to alert you to upcoming amendments to the Matrimonial Property Act. These Amendments substantially change the property rights of people living in Alberta that are Married or in Common Law Couples. As of January 1, 2020, the Family Property Act will be in force in Alberta. How do these changes affect division of property at the end of a relationship? The most notable change is that Common Law Couples will be entitled to the same property
On behalf of the rest of our firm, McCuaig Desrochers LLP’s former SLS coordinators and dayleaders congratulate Student Legal Services of Edmonton on its 50 years of service to the community. We are thankful for the opportunity to have been involved with Student Legal Services and its mission of providing access to justice to the low-income community and continue to recognize its role in not only creating passionate advocates for the low-income community during law school, but also in developing
McCuaig Desrochers LLP is pleased to announce that our very own Nathan Po has been awarded one of the 2019 Volunteer Recognition Awards in recognition of his significant contributions made to the CBA Immigration Law Section across the nation. http://www.cba.org/Sections/Immigration-Law/News/2019/VolunteerAward2019
We are proud to announce that Allison Purdon has been Admitted to the Bar and welcome her as an Associate with the firm. Allison completed her articles with the firm after clerking with the Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton. Please see Allison’s full bio here.
Update: As of December 28, 2018, the Government has not yet announced the details of how they will accept online Expressions of Interest for parent/grandparent sponsorships and have also not indicated the date when they would start being accepted (other than saying that the program would open sometime in January 2019). At the end of August 2018, the Government of Canada announced that it would be making changes to its intake system for parent and grandparent sponsorship applications when the