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 23, 2020
    | 10:00 – 11:00 am

    The University of Alberta is embarking on a new period of transformation and the needs of students are changing. Learn how alumni are including philanthropy in their estate plans to positively impact the lives of future UAlberta students.

    Did you know that a charitable bequest can offer unique tax savings for your estate? Or that life insurance can be used to create bursaries for students? Join us for a discussion with Wanda Fawcett BA’88 LLB’91 of Bishop & McKenzie LLP who will share simple estate planning strategies that will create brighter futures for students.

    Leave a Legacy. Change Lives.

  • October 6, 2020
    | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Harry Ainlay School

    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.

    To register, click here.

  • October 7, 2020
    | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Harry Ainlay School

    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 (e.g., 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.

    To register, click here.

  • October 20, 2020
    | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Harry Ainlay School

    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?

    To register, click here.

  • November 4, 2020
    | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Harry Ainlay School

    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 (e.g., 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.

    To register, click here.