Congratulations to Alex Fay and Nancy J. Strong, our newest associates. Called to the Alberta Bar this summer, both former students-at-law will continue with Bishop & McKenzie, specializing in general practice.
Both new associates possess a lengthy list of accomplishments and a depth of knowledge and enthusiasm.
In Bishop & McKenzie’s endeavor to help as many people as possible, we are taking part in the Queen’s Bench Amicus Pilot Project in Calgary. Organized through Pro Bono Law Alberta, the project is designed to provide court assistance to unrepresented litigants at the Justice, Masters and Registrar levels of the Court of Queen’s Bench.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Bishop & McKenzie opening a Calgary office. We have been practising in Alberta for well over 100 years, with our Calgary office being a crucial part of our recent history.
Wayne Johnson, the partner instrumental in starting our Calgary office, gave a wonderful speech at the Calgary office’s celebration. The following are a few of his comments:
The world of law can often be a confusing place, full of jargon, precedents and tough-to-navigate concepts. Attempting to find your way around can be difficult without a professional at your side.
On October 9, Bishop & McKenzie’s Nigel J. Forster is presenting at “Employment-Related Records in Alberta,” a seminar for employers highlighting best practices for the use and privacy of employment records and policies. The seminar is accredited for Certified Human Resource Professionals and accounting professionals in Alberta, and is valuable to everyone in human resources, industrial relations and payroll, as well as owners and managers.
Best Lawyers International has just announced its list of Lawyer of the Year in Alberta.
Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant.
Given the recent devastation in Calgary and across southern Alberta, Bishop & McKenzie offers our heartfelt sympathy and support to all those affected by the flooding.
Fortunately, our downtown Calgary office was not damaged, but our lawyers and staff, families and friends, clients and community have all been impacted by this significant event. Our offices are open and we are fully able to assist and support in whatever way we can.
Wanda Fawcett, head of Bishop & McKenzie's Wills and Estates department, is pleased to announce the recent addition of three additional colleagues to the group. Patty Ko, Joshua Fortier and Jill Mansell bring years of combined experience in fields including estate litigation, tax and real-estate law.
While all of the lawyers at Bishop & McKenzie LLP are clear communicators, several of them are multilingual and are happy to converse with clients in a language other than English.
We are pleased to offer clients that opportunity in French, Spanish, German, Korean, Punjabi, Polish and Arabic.
One or two of our lawyers are also fluent in hockey ... and rock ’n’ roll.
Don Bishop, senior counsel at Bishop & McKenzie chaired a panel at the 4th National Pro Bono Conference in Montreal this year. The conference created a national forum to address all aspects of providing pro bono legal service: from major themes to ground level challenges.