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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 ...the potential for transforming public libraries, especially in rural areas, is enormous. This is a [network] that brings people together, strengthens our communities and creates another service niche for public libraries in Alberta.

— Michelle Toombs, Director Marigold Library System

Law @ Lunch - Law and Living Together

Submitted by Kerby on Wed, 2013/06/05 - 8:50am
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

What are the legal rights and responsibilities of unmarried people living together as spouses and how do they differ from those of married people? What is a cohabitation agreement and how important is it for people in such relationships to have one? What is an adult interdependent partner and what is the significance of becoming one? This presentation provides an opportunity to look at questions like these. The topics for discussion include care and support of children, inheritance, and property. 

Law @ Lunch - Losing A Job And Wrongful Dismissal

Submitted by Kerby on Wed, 2013/06/05 - 8:46am
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 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

Law @ Lunch - Residential Tenancies

Submitted by Kerby on Wed, 2013/06/05 - 8:42am
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 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 legal rights and responsibilities of people renting places to live.

Law @ Lunch - Being An Executor - Legal Rights and Responsibilities

Submitted by Kerby on Wed, 2013/06/05 - 8:39am
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

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

Law @ Lunch - Being An Executor - Legal Rights and Responsibilities

Submitted by Kerby on Wed, 2013/06/05 - 8:37am
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

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
•    Generally administers the estate.
You’ll also learn about the changes brought about by the Wills and Succession Act, recent legislation in this area.
 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 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

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 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 @ Lunch - Grandparents, Grandchildren and Law

Submitted by Kerby on Wed, 2013/06/05 - 8:30am
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 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 @ Lunch - Information, Identity Theft and Law

Submitted by Kerby on Wed, 2013/06/05 - 8:27am
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

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 @ Lunch - Separation and Divorce

Submitted by Kerby on Wed, 2013/06/05 - 8:25am
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 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 court process? – are there other ways, like mediation or collaborative law, to try and how do they work?