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Volunteer Lawyers & Pro Bono Organizations in Alberta

Lawyers across Alberta spend countless hours each year volunteering with legal clinics and court programs to assist vulnerable individuals with their legal problems. Without help, these individuals would otherwise represent themselves – called self-represented litigants or SRLs. Volunteer lawyers play a critical role in ensuring fair access to our justice system. Volunteer lawyers play an […]

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Thomas Kannanayakal
Thomas Kannanayakal is a law student at the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta and a volunteer with Pro Bono Students Canada.
 

Jimmy Lam
Jimmy Lam is a law student at the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta and a volunteer with Pro Bono Students Canada.
 

Can I Be Liable for the Actions of My Volunteer?: Vicarious liability and volunteers

In many volunteer-driven organizations, volunteer coordinators or boards may hold the view that the organization is not liable for negligent or intentionally injurious actions of its volunteers. This can sometimes be the benefit of using volunteers. They are not employees and, therefore, the same rights and obligations that arise in the employment context do not […]

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Lauren Chalaturnyk
Lauren Chalaturnyk is an associate lawyer at Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP in Edmonton, Alberta. She practices largely in the areas of municipal law and employment law.
 

Jenna Chamberlain
Jenna Chamberlain is a 2019-2020 articling student at Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

Volunteering and Income Tax

Whether we volunteer to coach our child’s soccer team, deliver groceries to those who cannot do it themselves or provide pro bono services in our professional capacity, many Canadians (12.7 million in 2013 according to Statistics Canada) gratuitously give their time to others. With over 1.96 billion hours (the equivalent of 1 million full-time jobs) […]

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Caitlin Butler
Caitlin Butler, CPA, CA, is a designated accountant splitting her time between Vancouver, British Columbia and Edmonton, Alberta. She is a member of the Video Tax News editorial board and is a co-writer and presenter of the Video Tax News National Personal Tax and Corporate Tax update courses.
 

The Law of Unpaid Internships in Canada

For well over 100 years, students in industrial-era trade apprenticeships and professions have learned by ‘watching and doing’ under the supervision of the master craftsman. Historically, there was little or no pay or benefits associated with these tutelages. They were viewed as voluntary educational experiences which benefited the apprentice and burdened the senior craftsman. Most […]

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Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Carter Czaikowski
Carter Czaikowski is a student at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.
 

Josh Zablocki
Josh Zablocki is a student at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.
 


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