Connecting Libraries, Connecting People

The RISE Network works with public libraries to provide Albertans with opportunities to communicate with health care professionals, participate in distance education, attend meetings, learn new skills and more – all by videoconference from their local library. 

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Law At Lunch – Information, Identity Theft and Law

Submitted by Trevor on Fri, 2017/01/13 - 2:53pm
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Driver’s license information, SIN number, credit cards, medical records, banking information, passport… There’s a whole identity out there made up of information about you, much of it stored in   electronic databases. If that identity is stolen, or your information gets into the wrong hands some other way, or the information is wrong, the results can be serious. This presentation provides a general overview of legal issues related to your information identity. Questions for discussion include:
 

Law At Lunch – Adoption and Law

Submitted by Trevor on Fri, 2017/01/13 - 2:52pm
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
This presentation provides an overview of legal aspects of adoption.  Topics for discussion include:
 
·         The effect of adoption
 
·         The adoption process
 
·         The principles and evidence upon which courts base adoption decisions

Law At Lunch – Separation and Divorce

Submitted by Trevor on Fri, 2017/01/13 - 2:50pm
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
In the course of exploring what can happen legally when a couple decides to separate or divorce, the speaker will discuss issues like:
 
·         The process – what is the court process? – are there other ways, like mediation or collaborative law, to try and how do they work?
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Planning for disability or death is never pleasant. However, it is an important part of identifying what you want done when something like this happens to you and helping those around you carry out your wishes. An enduring power of attorney, a personal directive, and a will are basic to building your plan. With them you can set out respectively:
 
·         Who will handle your financial affairs and how, if you become mentally incompetent

Law At Lunch – Being an Executor: Legal Rights and Responsibilities

Submitted by Trevor on Fri, 2017/01/13 - 2:48pm
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
This presentation will provide an overview of the legal rights and responsibilities of an executor (also known as a personal representative) as that person:
 
·         Gathers in the estate assets
 
·         Pays the debts
 
·         Distributes to beneficiaries

Law At Lunch - Losing A Job and Wrongful Dismissal

Submitted by Trevor on Fri, 2017/01/13 - 2:47pm
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
In this presentation you’ll learn about:
 
·         When a dismissal is ‘wrongful’
 
·         Rights and responsibilities of employers in situations where an employee is dismissed
 
·         Rights and responsibilities of someone who loses a job, and

Savvy Consumers – Running an Ethical Enterprise

Submitted by Trevor on Fri, 2017/01/13 - 2:45pm
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Better Business Bureau’s Eight Standards of Trust creates a framework for running an ethical business.
 
Better Business Bureau's Savvy Consumers education program provides free presentations and information to consumers of all ages, in all walks of life. Funded by our Accredited Businesses, Savvy Consumers aims to give people the knowledge and the tools they need to protect themselves from scams, fraudsters or shady business practices.

Savvy Consumers – Data and Internet Safety

Submitted by Trevor on Fri, 2017/01/13 - 2:44pm
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
There’s lots of “phish” in the sea. Learn how not to get caught up in the many forms of fraud on the ‘net. What you need to know to keep yourself and your identity safe online.
 

Savvy Consumers – How to Hire a Contractor

Submitted by Trevor on Fri, 2017/01/13 - 2:43pm
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
What should you look for in a contractor? How do you choose? What are some of the steps you can take to protect yourself? 10 Steps to help ensure a surprise-free renovation. 
 

Savvy Consumers - Fraud Fighters

Submitted by Trevor on Fri, 2017/01/13 - 2:42pm
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Pyramid dreams to Ponzi schemes - what you need to know to protect yourself from investment fraud.

 
Better Business Bureau's Savvy Consumers education program provides free presentations and information to consumers of all ages, in all walks of life. Funded by our Accredited Businesses, Savvy Consumers aims to give people the knowledge and the tools they need to protect themselves from scams, fraudsters or shady business practices.