Seminars

At Bishop & McKenzie, we are a client-focused law firm and proudly participate in continuing education programs for individuals in a range of matters of law, including wills and estates, employment law, arbitration and mediation, and many more.

Offered through Metro Continuing Education and Next Step Continuing Education, Bishop & McKenzie lawyers hold seminars on a variety of topics for law education. These are offered through the generous support of the Alberta Law Foundation. A nominal fee is sometimes due upon registration to secure a seat as space is limited for each seminar.

Upcoming seminar dates are specified below. Click on the seminar name for more event details and to sign up today!

  • September 27, 2017
    | 6:30 – 9:00 pm
    Location:
    Jasper Place High School
    Group:
    Metro

    If you’ve been named executor of an estate, make sure you understand your rights and responsibilities. Find out what to expect when making an inventory of assets, dealing with creditors and financial institutions, handling insurance and expenses, filing tax returns, preparing court forms and procedures, and dealing with codicils and distribution.

  • September 28, 2017
    | 6:00 – 8:30 pm
    Location:
    Salisbury Composite High School, Sherwood Park
    Group:
    Next Step

    What is involved in being an executor and probating a will? Know whether to accept or decline an offer to be an executor and when to seek legal and accounting advice.

  • October 16, 2017
    | 6:30 – 8:30 pm
    Location:
    Salisbury Composite High School Sherwood Park
    Group:
    Next Step

    Why do you need a will? Find out about the importance of a will and the essentials of estate planning for you and your family. Learn how to plan for joint ownership, designated beneficiaries, personal directives and more.

  • November 2, 2017
    | 6:30 – 9:00 pm
    Location:
    Jasper Place High School
    Group:
    Metro

    Making a will is an important way to plan for your family’s future. Learn the essentials of estate planning, including what property is owned and how (ie. joint ownership) and the impact on your will, designated beneficiaries, personal directives and enduring power of attorney. This class will also explore Alberta’s Wills and Succession Act.

  • November 7, 2017
    | 6:30 – 8:30 pm
    Location:
    Salisbury Composite High School, Sherwood Park
    Group:
    Next Step

    What happens if you become temporarily or permanently incapacitated by way of unforeseen circumstances? Discover the benefit of an Enduring Power of Attorney to your personal planning. You will also learn what a Personal Directive is, how to obtain one and how it impacts your wishes and your loved ones when you are unable to make medical decisions in a time of crisis.

  • November 20, 2017
    | 6:30 – 8:30 pm
    Location:
    Salisbury Composite High School, Sherwood Park
    Group:
    Next Step

    Planning your estate for a blended family can be complicated, especially if not done properly! Learn the important factors to consider when planning to accommodate a blended family in your estate.

  • December 6, 2017
    | 6:30 – 8:30 pm
    Location:
    Salisbury Composite High School, Sherwood Park
    Group:
    Next Step

    Many issues arise with aging parents. Topics such as driving, living independently and medical care take on new meanings as families discuss how to best support mom and dad. Learn how to help your parents and have the discussions about the decisions and plans that come with aging. You may also be interested in Caring for Aging Parents.

  • January 31, 2018
    | 6:30 – 9:00 pm
    Location:
    Jasper Place High School
    Group:
    Metro

    As our population ages, the challenges of incapacity are affecting more families than ever before. This timely session focuses on the two documents you can use to prepare for your own incapacity. What are the similarities and differences between these documents? What are your options when preparing a PD or an EPA? What are your rights and responsibilities as an attorney or as an agent?

  • February 22, 2018
    | 6:30 – 9:00 pm
    Location:
    Harry Ainlay High School
    Group:
    Metro

    If you’ve been named executor of an estate, make sure you understand your rights and responsibilities. Find out what to expect when making an inventory of assets, dealing with creditors and financial institutions, handling insurance and expenses, filing tax returns, preparing court forms and procedures, and dealing with codicils and distribution.

  • April 18, 2018
    | 6:30 – 9:00pm
    Location:
    Harry Ainlay High School
    Group:
    Metro

    Making a will is an important way to plan for your family’s future. Learn the essentials of estate planning, including what property is owned and how (ie. joint ownership) and the impact on your will, designated beneficiaries, personal directives and enduring power of attorney. This class will also explore Alberta’s Wills and Succession Act.

  • May 29, 2018
    | 6:30 – 9:00 pm
    Location:
    Jasper Place High School
    Group:
    Metro

    If you’ve been named executor of an estate, make sure you understand your rights and responsibilities. Find out what to expect when making an inventory of assets, dealing with creditors and financial institutions, handling insurance and expenses, filing tax returns, preparing court forms and procedures, and dealing with codicils and distribution.