Category: ‘News’

LESA’s Mediation of Family & Divorce Conflicts
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The Legal Education Society of Alberta offers a 40-hour, specialized mediation of family & divorce conflicts course in Calgary each year. Registration for the 2024 course has not yet opened but the dates will be November 18-22, 2024 in Calgary. Keep an eye on the LESA website (link below). Mediation is increasingly important in the […]

Alberta introduces new Family Justice Strategy to ensure uniform access to justice
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The strategy aligns services across the Alberta Court of Justice and the Court of King’s Bench. The Alberta government has announced a new Family Justice Strategy to alleviate stress for families and children involved in legal matters. Under the present regime, family justice services vary across different courts, creating disparities in access. Alberta’s newly introduced […]

AFMS membership partnership with Family Mediation Canada (FMC)
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AFMS and the Board of Directors are excited to announce our recent membership partnership with Family Mediation Canada (FMC). This partnership gives AFMS members access to the membership rate for FMC’s many webinars and trainings, their group insurance policy, a profile on their website and national recognition for mediation certification if sought. Below is the […]

Alberta Legal Coaches & Limited Services Society
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Alberta Legal Coaches & Limited Services a website operated by the Alberta Legal Coaches and Limited Services Society. 89 verified lawyers are listed in our directory. This website is provided as a free service to Albertans seeking limited scope legal services. Lawyers do not pay to be listed, nor does our Society receive any referral […]

40-hour Basic Mediation training ONLINE and asynchronous
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40-hour Basic Mediation training ONLINE Asynchronous training Start anytime and work at your own pace!!! AFMS has partnered with Family Mediation Canada to offer this 40-hour basic mediation training: All AFMS designations (PM, RFM, RPCA) require a 40-hour basic mediation course as part of the requirements. Meet your Instructor Dr. Michael Saini’s scholarship addresses […]

The Divorce Act 2021 Understood
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2021 Divorce Act summary

The Divorce Act Changes Explained
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Click to access dace.pdf

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Alberta Family Mediation Society [AFMS] is an organization that supports understanding between individuals in conflict and holds the dignity of every person in the highest regard.  All persons regardless of colour, race, culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or financial circumstances deserve equal opportunities and fair treatment as guaranteed under the Canadian Charter of […]

COVID-19 Announcement
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On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Alberta Family Mediation Society and in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic: AFMS encourages you to implement and maintain best health practices, including frequent handwashing, avoiding contact with others, and maintaining appropriate distance between yourself and those around you. We encourage you to talk with your […]