Carbert Waite LLP Sponsors Award at HRIA Conference

Carbert Waite LLP Sponsors Award at HRIA Conference

Carbert Waite recently sponsored the 2017 Distinguished Career Award, presented during the annual HRIA conference on behalf of the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of Alberta. The award was presented by our very own Joseph Oppenheim to Janet Salopek.

Carbert Waite LLP at the HRIA 2017 Conference

Carbert Waite LLP at the HRIA 2017 Conference

Carbert Waite has been a proud sponsor and involved in the HRIA conference for past few years.  

This year we are excited to sponsor the Celebrating Excellence award. This award recognizes human resource professionals who are committed to the pursuit of excellence and making contributions to the HR community. We are presenting the award for Distinguished Careers.

We are also excited to announce Joe Oppenheim and Roxanne Davis are presenting a paper; Call Your Lawyer* Less: Strategies and tools to simplify employee relations and keep issues to a minimum. They present on April 27 2017.

We look forward to this event and hope that you may join us this year, or in the future.

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Melissa Rico at the HRIA

Melissa Rico at the HRIA

On June 22, 2016, Melissa Rico hosted a webinar for more than 500 registrants through the Human Resources Institute of Alberta on terminating  employment without cause. She addressed when it is appropriate to dismiss an employee without cause, the law regarding reasonable notice periods and the difference between Code notice and common law notice. She also explored practical tips on how to avoid litigation, including how to conduct the termination meeting and what has to be provided to the employee on termination. 

If you have any questions about issues related to terminations of employment without cause, please contact Melissa or one of our employment lawyers directly.

Onewalk To Conquer Cancer

Onewalk To Conquer Cancer

Joe Oppenheim participated in the inaugural Onewalk To Conquer Cancer, benefitting the Alberta Cancer Foundation. On June 25, Joe was among the 1,000 participants that walked 25 kilometres through Calgary’s historic and cultural neighbourhoods and pathways. It was a successful event, raising nearly $1 million.

The Alberta Cancer Foundation invests the OneWalk proceeds in research that will improve outcomes and enhance care for Alberta cancer patients. If you are interested in learning more about the event or participating next year, visit OneWalk to Conquer Cancer.

The Great Bar Band Battle

The Great Bar Band Battle

On June 2, 2016, the Calgary Bar Association presented the inaugural Great Bar Band Battle at Flames Central. It was a fundraiser for the benefit of Calgary Legal Guidance (“CLG”). Carbert Waite LLP is proud to have been a key sponsor.

Six bands comprised of talented lawyers and other members of the Alberta legal community competed for the coveted Bar Band Battle Championship Cup. A panel of three sitting members of Alberta’s judiciary selected the winner. The event was a lot of fun and a great success! More than 400 tickets were sold and over $15,500 was donated. 

CLG is a non-profit access to justice organization that, through its dedicated volunteers, staff lawyers and advocates, provides assistance to thousands of people every year. CLG offers volunteer clinics at its downtown office and at a number of outreach clinics targeted to immigrants and indigenous persons as well as other vulnerable populations. CLG also has a number of in-house programs including Homeless Outreach, Social Benefits Advocacy, the Immigration Program, the Elder Law Program and a Family Law Program that focusses on victims of domestic violence.

For more information, visit clg.ab.ca.

Thank you to the Calgary legal community and beyond for your support.

Blair R. Carbert elected Vice President of Speed Skating Canada

Blair R. Carbert elected Vice President of Speed Skating Canada

Carbert Waite LLP is delighted to congratulate Managing Partner, Blair Carbert on his election to Vice President.

We also extend our congratulations to President, Susan Auch, Treasurer, Tony Main, Directors Antonio Faiola, Denis Leclerc, Dave McQuaid, Cathy Priestener-Allinger and Athlete Director, Leo Landry.

Speed Skating Canada (SSC) is the governing body for competitive long track and short track speed skating in Canada. Founded in 1887, the association is comprised of 13 provincial and territorial branches representing more than 14,000 individual members, and counting. SSC believes that sport is an apprenticeship for life and prizes respect for others, integrity, excellence of effort, as well as a safe, healthy environment. SSC recognizes and values its outstanding volunteers who give freely of their time and expertise. It also celebrates the 63 Olympic medals won by Canadian athletes since 1932, as well as the coaches, officials and other dedicated individuals who helped them on their journey. 

Additional details are available on Speed Skating Canada’s website at www.speedskating.ca

Legal Help for Fort McMurray

Carbert Waite is participating in Dial a Lawyer for Fort McMurray and area residents on June 11. Free 20 minute consultations related to employment, insurance law, landlord-tenant, debtor-creditor, family law and immigration.

The event takes place Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 9:30am - 3:30pm

Click here for more information

Michael Waite Quoted in the Lawyers Weekly

Michael Waite Quoted in the Lawyers Weekly

Michael Waite was quoted in The Lawyers Weekly, discussing the potential impact of a recent B.C. Court of Appeal decision on the ability of governing bodies to impose practice restrictions on health professionals awaiting disciplinary hearings.

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Jewish National Fund – 2016 Negev Dinner/Gala

Jewish National Fund – 2016 Negev Dinner/Gala

Carbert Waite LLP is a proud supporter of the Jewish National Fund (JNF). The Jewish National Fund has evolved since its birth in 1901 and the era of the early pioneers. Its mission to redeem the land of Israel has been steadfast and unwavering, servicing as trustee of the land for the Jewish people of the world.

The Negev Campaign represents a continuing rallying point for Jewish National Fund community-wide support across the country. The Negev Gala provides a prestigious forum for honouring community leaders and those who have given outstanding personal effort of behalf of the Jewish State. In many instances this has become the most prestigious organizational/social event in the local community.

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Carbert Waite LLP at the HRIA 2016 Conference

Carbert Waite LLP is a proud sponsor of the Celebrating Excellence Award at the annual Human Resources Institute of Alberta 2016 Conference.

Joseph Oppenheim was delighted to present the Distinguished Career Award to Lisa Holden Rovers.

The Distinguished Career Award is awarded to an HRIA member who has made significant contributions to the advancement of the Human Resources profession in Alberta.

We congratulate Lisa Holden Rovers on her achievement and HRIA on another successful conference.

Carbert Waite LLP is proud to support Empowering Minds

Carbert Waite LLP is proud to support Empowering Minds

Carbert Waite LLP is proud to support Empowering Minds. Sponsorship of Live & Unsigned assisted in allowing Empowering Minds to send 350 kids to “Empowered U” and over 500 kids completed philanthropy projects in the “ConneX” program. Both programs have immeasurable impact in our community.

Live and Unsigned provided a forum for 13 amazing and talented teen performers. Our congratulations to Jami Van der Baaren of William Aberhart High School, Kate Stevens at Bishop Carrol High School and Eric Cheung at the University of Calgary for their respective first, second and third place wins.

For more information we invite you to visit the Empowering Minds Website www.empoweringminds.org

Tiffany Franklin presents at the Canadian Bar Association, Edmonton Wills & Estates Branch

Tiffany Franklin presents at the Canadian Bar Association, Edmonton Wills & Estates Branch

Tiffany Franklin was invited to present to the Canadian Bar Association, Edmonton Wills & Estates Branch.  She provided an update to estate practitioners on cases involving challenges to wills due to undue influence, including:

  • The type of evidence the court will consider as a suspicious circumstance;
  • Tips for practitioners on how to prepare your case; and
  • Comments on using expert evidence from treating physicians.

Jewish National Fund – Negev Dinner/Gala

Jewish National Fund – Negev Dinner/Gala

The Jewish National Fund (JNF) has been performing environmental work in Israel for 114 years. Today, as the problems that are plaguing our planet become more apparent, we continue to develop and implement cutting edge environmental projects. 

The JNF is a United Nations NGO (non-governmental organization), and has worked to develop partnerships with a number of government and professional organizations to further cooperative relationships, conduct research, share technical expertise and obtain educational exchanges. 

The Negev Dinner/Gala represents a continuing rallying point for Jewish National Fund community-wide support across the country. Negev Dinner/Galas provide a prestigious forum for honouring community leaders and those who have given outstanding personal effort of behalf of the Jewish State. In many instances this has become the most prestigious organizational/social event in the local community.

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Special Olympics Calgary Breakfast with Champions

Special Olympics Calgary Breakfast with Champions

Carbert Waite LLP was delighted to attend the 2015 Breakfast with Champions and is proud to be a continued supporter of the Special Olympics.

This year we did not have a keynote speaker. As part of our theme of Special Olympics Calgary and the Community, a round table panel discussion. The discussion was led by Pat Steinberg from Sportsnet The Fan 960 radio. Three athletes and three mentors from the community answered questions in regards to their involvement in Special O and the community. The panel members included Deputy Chief Trevor Daroux from the Calgary Police Service representing the relationship between Special Olympics and law enforcement, Linda Marek, Marketing and Community Relations Manager from Cardel Homes representing the ongoing relationship our organization has with Cardel Homes, and Dan Vanhooren, head coach of the U of C Dinos Basketball team who was paired with one of the athletes who has been the water boy for the Basketball team there for many years.

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