Welcome Patrick Coones!

McCuaig Desrochers LLP is pleased to welcome Patrick Coones as an articling student. Throughout his articling year, Patrick will gain experience in a variety of areas of law. Patrick joined McCuaig Desrochers LLP as an articling student in 2018. Patrick obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law in 2018. Throughout law school, Patrick was heavily involved with both Student Legal Services of Edmonton (SLS) and Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC). He worked as a Civil/Family Law Dayleader in 2016

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Welcome Travis Yachimec!

McCuaig Desrochers LLP is pleased to welcome Travis Yachimec as an articling student. Throughout his articling year, Travis will gain experience in a variety of areas of law. Travis Yachimec joined McCuaig Desrochers LLP as an articling student in 2018. He received his Bachelor of Commerce Degree with Distinction (majoring in Finance) from the University of Alberta in 2014 and his Juris Doctor with Distinction from the University of Alberta in 2018. In addition to these degrees, Travis has also received a Certification in Business

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McCuaig Desrochers Steps up to the Challenge!

Recently McCuaig Desrochers LLP stepped up to the Walk at Work Challenge. Teams of lawyers and staff tracked their steps all day every day for a month. Everyone had a great time getting active, competing with their colleagues and taking selfies along the way. As an office we covered 6,195,138 steps, which is about 4720 kms! This is the same distance as walking from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Lisbon, Portugal across the Atlantic Ocean. All that stepping burned about 300,000 calories, which equals

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Félicitations à / Congratulations to Justin E. Kingston

Félicitations à Justin E. Kingston qui a été élu président de l’Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Alberta (AJEFA) le 1 juin 2018. / Congratulations to Justin E. Kingston who was elected president of the Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Alberta on June 1st, 2018.

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Counting the Days – Requirements for a Permanent Resident to Spend Time in Canada

If you have permanent resident status in Canada and are leaving Canada, whether it is for a vacation, to visit family, for work, or for any other reason, it is important for you to consider whether that time spent outside the country could affect your permanent resident status, or whether it could delay a future application for Canadian citizenship. Permanent residence and citizenship applications each have different requirements under which a person must spend a certain amount of time living

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New Articling Student: Allison Purdon

McCuaig Desrochers LLP is pleased to welcome Allison Purdon as an articling student. Throughout her articling year, Allison will gain experience in a variety of areas of law. Allison joined McCuaig Desrochers LLP as an articling student in 2018, after completing a clerkship with the Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton. She received a Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor, both with Distinction, from the University of Alberta. Between these degrees, Allison worked for several Edmonton nonprofit organizations. During law school, Allison volunteered with

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Article: Immigration Programs for Caregivers in Flux

A couple weekends ago when the Department of Immigration quietly added two short sentences to its website, it’s unlikely that they realized the uproar that they were about to create.  Those two short sentences stated that the Immigration Department would stop accepting permanent residence applications for the Caring for Children and Caring for High-Medical Needs programs on November 29, 2019 and that if foreign caregivers did not have two years of full-time work experience as a caregiver by then they

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Holiday Office Closure

Please note that our offices will be closed as of 4:30 pm on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 for the winter holiday, and will reopen 8:30 am on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018.  

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Article: Reuniting Families: The Parent-Grandparent Super Visa

There is no doubt that Canada is home to many individuals and families who have been separated from their parents and other family members for a long time and who long to see them again, and show them what their lives here are like. They may have come here for employment opportunities, or maybe they were sponsored to come here by their Canadian spouse, or maybe they came a refugee either recently or a long time ago. Now, they hope

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