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: Separation and Divorce

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2015/07/23 - 12:06pm
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

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 curt process? – are there other ways, like mediation or collaborative law, to try and how do they work?
  • Child maintenance, custody (parenting) and access (contact) – how the children will be looked after
  • Spousal maintenance – the extent to which one separating or divorcing spouse will have to support the other

Law at Lunch: Losing a Job and Wrongful Dismissal

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2015/07/23 - 12:04pm
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
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
  • The amount of compensation that may be awarded to wrongfully dismissed employees and how it is determined.
Host: Lethbridge Public Library, Main Branch
Presenter: Public Legal Education

Law at Lunch: Separation and Divorce

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2015/07/23 - 12:02pm
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

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 curt process? – are there other ways, like mediation or collaborative law, to try and how do they work?
  • Child maintenance, custody (parenting) and access (contact) – how the children will be looked after
  • Spousal maintenance – the extent to which one separating or divorcing spouse will have to support the other

Law at Lunch: Being an Executor - Legal Rights and Responsibilities

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2015/07/23 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

 This presentation will provide an overview of the legal rights and responsibilities of an executor (also know as a personal representative) as that person:

  • Gathers in the estate assets
  • pays the debts
  • distributes to beneficiaries
  • generally administers the estate.

You'll also learn about the changes brought about by the Wills and Succession Act, recent legislation in this area.

Host: Lethbridge Public Library, Main Branch
Presenter: Public Legal Education

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

 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: Grandparents, Grandchildren and the Law

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2015/07/23 - 11:57am
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Grandparents often play a significant role in the lives of their grandchildren and the emotional ties can be deep. If parents separate or divorce, it can become difficult for grandparents to maintain this relationship with their grandchildren. Other times, such situations can result in grandparents providing much or all of the care for their grandchildren. How does the legal system respond in these types of situations?

Law at Lunch: Residential Tenancies

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2015/07/23 - 11:55am
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
  • Rent
  • Security Deposits
  • Termination of Tenancies, and
  • Notice.

These are some of the things that will be discussed in this look at the legal rights and responsibilities of poeple renting places to live.

Host: Lethbridge Public Library, Main Branch
Presenter: Public Legal Education

Law at Lunch: Looking After Dependent Parents - Dealing with the Legal Issues

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2015/07/23 - 11:51am
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Our parents took care of us and we take care of our children. That’s the usual assumption about how things should go. However, sometimes our parents, (or other adults we know), lose the legal capacity to make their own decisions and we’re called on to assume this responsibility. This presentation is an opportunity to learn about the legal issues involved in these situations and the options available to address them. Areas for discussion include:

  • Determining when capacity is lost – how does this happen and is the loss always total?
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

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 Anonymous on Thu, 2015/07/23 - 11:44am
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

This presentation will provide an overview of the legal rights and responsibilities of an executor (also know as a personal representative) as that person:

  • Gathers in the estate assets
  • pays the debts
  • distributes to beneficiaries
  • generally administers the estate.

You'll also learn about the changes brought about by the Wills and Succession Act, recent legislation in this area.

Host: Lethbridge Public Library, Main Branch
Presenter: Public Legal Education