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Promoting the Practice of Law in Rural, Regional & Remote Communities

In 2012, 14% of lawyers in B.C. practiced outside of Vancouver, Victoria and Westminster. In 2014, 11% of lawyers in Alberta practiced outside of Calgary and Edmonton. In 2018, 22% of lawyers in Saskatchewan practiced outside of Saskatoon and Regina. Note: Most lawyers practicing outside of these large cities are located in smaller urban centres. […]

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Tonya Lambert
Tonya Lambert
Tonya Lambert is a third-year law student at the University of Saskatchewan. She is also Communications Strategist & Founder at Tonya Lambert Communications, where she writes editorial content for various businesses and media.
 

Crime in Rural Alberta

Rural crime is a problem in Alberta. In the city, if you have a security alarm on your home, you can realistically expect it to be effective. In the country, who is going to hear the alarm? How long will it take for a police response? Before moving to an acreage, I (Dave) spent most […]

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Dave Pettitt
Dave Pettitt manages the Centre for Public Legal Education websites, and has specialized in SEO and digital marketing for legal websites for over 20 years.
 

Jessica Steingard
Jessica Steingard
Jessica Steingard, BCom, JD, is a staff lawyer at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.
 

The Impact of Brexit on the Free Movement of Persons

Citizens of the European Union (EU) are allowed to live and work, without special formalities, in the European Economic Area (EEA). The EEA includes the EU’s 28 Member States as well as Switzerland and three non-EU countries – Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. This is what we call “free movement of persons”. The 1957 Treaty of […]

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Myrna El Fakhry Tuttle
Myrna El Fakhry Tuttle, JD, MA, LLM, is the Research Associate at the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Investor-State Dispute Settlement and Climate Action

The recent 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit brought worldwide attention to the need for countries (or ‘states’) to take immediate action on climate change. The Summit was aimed at bringing world leaders together to discuss transformative action plans for addressing the potentially catastrophic influences of climate change. During these meetings, there was a growing […]

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David Lark
David Lark is a Ph.D. Candidate and Sessional Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria.
 

International Child Abduction

This article draws on the writer’s papers titled “International Child Abduction: How the Hague Convention On The Civil Aspects on International Child Abduction Operates in Canada” and “Case Comment on the SCC Ruling under the Hague Convention”. Contact the writer for more information on these papers. Relationships between individuals from different countries are much more […]

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Max Blitt
Max Blitt
Max Blitt, Q.C. is a senior lawyer at Spier Harben Barristers & Solicitors in Calgary, AB. Max has extensive experience dealing with the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abductions in addition to international property and support issues. For more information on child abductions, visit his website: www.childabduct.com.
 


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