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Bishop & McKenzie Welcomes New Articling Students

Posted: November 13, 2013

We recently welcomed two new articling students to the firm, David Chmelyk and Jeff King.

Hailing from Alberta’s largest hamlet, Sherwood Park, both articling students are ardent Oilers and Eskimos supporters, as well as avid athletes and volunteers.

Both David and Jeff will be working in General Practice.

We welcome David and Jeff’s contributions to Bishop & McKenzie, especially if they contribute golf advice.

Our Newest Associates, Alex Fay and Nancy J. Strong

Posted: November 6, 2013

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.

Bishop & McKenzie Participating in the Queen’s Bench Amicus Pilot Project

Posted: October 31, 2013

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.

Bishop & McKenzie Celebrating 25 Years in Calgary

Posted: October 24, 2013

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:

Introducing In Other Words

Posted: October 18, 2013

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.

Nigel Forster Presenting at Employment Info Seminar

Posted: September 17, 2013

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.

Alberta's Lawyer of the Year, Wayne Johnson

Posted: July 31, 2013

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.

A Note About the Recent Disaster

Posted: June 27, 2013

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's got some new friends, and so do you.

Posted: March 21, 2013

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.

We Understand

Posted: January 7, 2013

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.

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