Can I Leave Someone Out Of My Will?

The short answer to the question is yes, depending on the circumstances. In this article, I will be discussing the relevant parts of the Alberta legislation that pertains to the writing of Wills: the Wills and Succession Act, SA 2010, c. W-12.2 (referred to after as “the Act”). I will be addressing the following: Who […]


Donna L. Gee

Donna L. Gee, J.D., B.N. is the Managing Partner of Guardian Law Group, LLP a Calgary-based law firm. Her preferred areas of practice include Elder Law; Wills, Estates and Estate Law; and Guardianship and Trusteeship matters. She is also past president of the Canadian Bar Association National Elder Law section.


What You Should Do If You Are Injured in a Car Accident

 AT THE ACCIDENT SCENE Call the police (911) if anyone appears to been seriously injured or damage to all the vehicles appears to be in excess of $2000. EMS will be alerted if deemed necessary. Also call police if any of the drivers involved appears to be impaired by alcohol and or drugs. Wait for […]


Donald L. McFarlane

Donald L. McFarlane is a Personal Injury Lawyer at Donald L. McFarlane Prof. Corp., Calgary, Alberta.


What Do I Have to Tell the Police if They Stop Me?

In attempting to narrow the scope of this article, I have settled upon three questions which arise most frequently for many people who do not usually come into contact with the police. These questions involve the intersection of our rights as Canadian citizens to live our lives without intrusion or interference from state agencies and […]


Charles Davison

Charles Davison is the Senior Criminal Defence Counsel with the Somba K’e office of the Legal Services Board in Yellowknife, NWT.


Police Record Checks – What Can They Disclose?

Police Record Checks are increasingly requested by employers and other entities, including volunteer, educational, licensing, adoption, foster care, and foreign travel organizations or authorities. It is important to understand that Police Record Checks can and do reveal information that goes far beyond records of criminal convictions. The most frequent call the Alberta Civil Liberties Research […]


Heather Forester

Heather Forester is a research associate at the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre.


What Do I Do With My Tenancy After I’ve Lost My Job?

I just got laid off and I can’t afford my rent. Can I just move out? No. If you have a fixed-term lease, you cannot leave before the lease ends or you risk paying damages to the landlord for breaching your lease agreement. If you have a periodic tenancy (which has no fixed end date), […]


Aaida Peerani

Aaida Peerani is Staff Lawyer and Editor for LawNow Magazine at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.


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