Posted By admin / 3rd October 2011
We are now taking registrations for the following sessions:
Legal Research 101 – will look at the tools which any citizen with access to an internet connection may find answers to their legal questions. On the way we can look at some interesting laws which are on the books – for example did you know that it is illegal to tell fortunes for money unless you are sincere? this is in your modern criminal code – section 365 … We will look at free websites and check out some interesting laws. Since we elect the people who make the laws — we need to follow up and see what is being done on our behalf! Presentation by Leslie Kieth, Library Coordinator, Alberta Law Libraries.
October 21st, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Portage College Lac La Biche Campus (room 143)
October 28th, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Portage College Bonnyville Campus (room 242)
November 16th, 10:00 am – 11: 30am, Portage College St. Paul Campus (room 139)
(Presentation at Cold Lake Date and Time TBA)
Family Law Series – a full day of three presentations on: The A-B-C’s of the Child, Youth & Family Enhancement Act; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and the Justice System; Parenting – Legal Rights and Responsibilities. Presentations by Nadine Callihoo, Bearpaw Legal Resource Centre
October 18th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Cold Lake Energy Centre Meeting Room (2nd floor) (Co-hosted with Cold Lake Parent Link)
WHAT ARE YOU DOING BEHIND THE WHEEL?- Distracted Driving Legislation (Bill 16) – The Distracted Driving Legislation has been called the toughest in Canada and perhaps North America and it came into effect September 1, 2011. It Restricts drivers from using hand-held cell phones, texting, eating and grooming etc. It also applies to all vehicles, including bikes. Please join us for this informative session and learn about this new law. There will also be an RCMP Officer available for Q&A.
October 25th, 5:30 – 7:00 – Fishing Lake Communiplex (community supper will be served)
October 26th, 5:00 – 7:30 – Kikino School (community supper will be served)
October 27th, 5:30 – 7:00 - Buffalo Lake Recreation Centre(community supper will be served)
Wills & Estate Planning – Planning tools to use: if a person is mentally or physically incapacitated; during lifetime and at death (i.e., trusts, gifts and wills). Estate planning terms will also be identified and defined, including probate, forms of property ownership, tools for property transfer, wills, gifts and trusts. Presentation by Christina L. Thchir, MORROW TCHIR LLP.
Date and Time: TBA (please call to inquire).
Tips & Steps on Applying for a Pardon – A pardon allows people who were convicted of a criminal offence, but have completed their sentence and demonstrated they are law-abiding citizens for a prescribed number of years (3 – 5 years in most cases), to have their criminal record kept separate and apart from other criminal records. For step-by-step instructions on applying for a pardon, please join us for Public Legal Education workshop and learn about the new changes (as of June 2010) to the Pardons process and how to apply for a pardon through the Parole Board of Canada.
October 25th, 11:30am – 1:30 pm at Portage College Cold Lake Campus (room 2320)
November 2nd. 11:30am – 1:30 pm at Portage College Lac La Biche Campus (room 143)
November 8th. 11:30am – 1:30 pm at Portage College Bonnyville Campus (room 242)
November 16th. 11:30am – 1:30 pm at Portage College St. Paul Campus (room 139)
Protection Against Family Violence Act Awareness Workshop – An Introduction to Lac La Biche & Area Family Violence Program (Presentation by Darlene Billey) will be followed by a session on the Protection Against Family Violence Act (PAFVA). This presentation is intended for individuals who may come in contact with victims of family violence. Participants will be provided a better understanding of this legislation, as it relates to victims of family violence. Topics covered in this session are as follows: Introduction to PAFVA; History of PAFVA; Benefits & Summary of PAFVA; Amendments (2006) PAFVA; Key Definitions; Tools of PAFVA; Other Tools; Breaches; Roles & Responsibilities; Case Studies; and Resources. Presentation by Connie Pollard, Program Specialist North Central Alberta CFSA, Region 7.
November 1st – 9:00 am – noon at Portage College Lac La Biche Campus (room 141)
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and the Justice System WORKSHOP – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is one of the most complicated problems facing the justice system today. Poorly understood, difficult to diagnose and burdened by social stigma, FASD makes life extremely challenging for the people who suffer from it and presents tremendous challenges for social service providers and the justice system. This workshop aims to educate the public about the reality of FASD and to provide court workers, social workers and people working within the justice system with advice on how to better help people with FASD in conflict with the law. Included in this workshop is the AMPIA Award-nominated BearPaw documentary film Invisible: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and the Justice System. Presentations by Nadine Callihoo, Bearpaw Legal Resource Centre
Taking Control VIDEO – Knowing Your Rights Within the Child, Youth & Family Enhancement Act is a new docu-drama by BearPaw Media Productions on the subject of the Alberta Child, Youth & Family Enhancement Act, and what it means for people who become involved in the child welfare system in Alberta.
November 10th, 10:00 – 2:00 p.m., Lac La Biche, Portage College Campus (room 143) There will be a 45 minute lunch break. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided by co-host WJS Family Services. (Seating is very limited for this session. Please register early to avoid disappointment).