We are located in West Edmonton at #103, 17704 - 103 Avenue. See the map below.
We are easily accessible, on the corner of 178th Street and 103rd Avenue, just two blocks north of Stony Plain Road. We are just east of the Henday, just south of Yellowhead Trail, and just north of the Whitemud. Clients from all corners of the city appreciate the lack of traffic and ample parking our location provides. We have free, reserved parking for our clients.
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We provide services to clients all throughout Edmonton, Alberta and even across Canada. We are willing to travel to extend our services where needed, and have technology options to work with you without meeting in person. We serve clients from Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Drayton Valley, Whitecourt, Leduc, Wetaskawin, Lloydminster, St. Paul, Camrose, Calgary and surrounding areas, as well as British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario and other provinces. Contact us to get more information on how we can serve you.
So I clicked to contact us. What happens next?
A member of our staff will communicate with you to get some general information about your legal issue. This might include getting your background information and listening to your story about the issues that led you to a lawyers' office. This might include your name, age, marital status, whether you have children, questions about your business or employment, questions about your income, property and net worth, and questions about the other people involved in the legal matter and what has happened from your perspective. This information will later be relayed to the lawyer to help them understand your legal issue quicker. If it is determined that our firm will be able to help you, we will book you an appointment to speak to a lawyer one-on-one.
A reminder that we have a number of staff who are not lawyers. It is not likely that a lawyer will answer your first phone call or e-mail. Our staff can give general information about our firm and process, but they can not give you legal advice. You will need to make an appointment with one of our lawyers to get proper advice.
All of our staff are strictly bound to confidentiality protocol at our office. Your privacy and trust is paramount. Whatever information you give to us, even over the phone on your first call, will not leave the office. Our staff will only discuss your matter within the office in the context of providing you with our best service.
Which Lawyer will I get?
After getting a better understanding of your needs, our staff will connect you with one of our lawyers. Which lawyer is assigned to your case will depend on the area of law, each lawyer's expertise and availability. If you have been referred to a particular lawyer, or have a preference, we are happy to meet your request so long as the lawyer is able to take on your file.
You can get some more information about each of our lawyers on our About Us page.
Can I choose my lawyer?
Yes, with the lawyer's approval. A lawyer will only say no to your request to choose your lawyer if they are are unavailable, don't practice that particular area of law, or there is a conflict.
What is a Conflict Check?
Before even setting up your first appointment, our staff must do a Conflict Check to make sure there is nothing preventing us from providing you advice or services. We will require your name and the name of others involved in the legal matter. Again, all names are kept confidential within our firm. A Conflict Check may show that we represent or have previously represented an opposing party, spouse, ex-spouse or other family member. A Conflict Check may show dealings or transactions that could give rise to a conflict of interest, real or perceived. The point is there must be no overlap or chance of compromise between the lawyers and each person involved. Each lawyer is to be completely independent and able to advocate for your best interests, and your interests only.
If it turns out there is some conflict preventing us from assisting you, we will inform you that one exists, but will keep all the details confidential. In that case, we are happy to refer you to other professionals.
What is a Consultation?
Once our staff determine there is no conflict and we connect you with one of our lawyers, you will come in for your first appointment, which we call a Consultation. This initial appointment with the lawyer allows the lawyer to get to know you and your legal issue better. It also allows you to get to know the lawyer and consult on your legal issues. You will get advice on the law and process, and have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
You will spend at least an hour one-on-one with a lawyer who specializes in the area of law you need help with. The lawyer will let you know of Dos & Dont's, bring your attention to any important deadlines, and give you a range of reasonable options in how to deal with your legal matter. At the end of your consultation, you should have a good idea of your next steps and the direction you would like to go in. If you feel that the lawyer and our firm are a good fit, we are available to represent you moving forward.
Remember that it's not just about us taking you on as a client. It is also about your choice, you are the one hiring us. You want to make sure you are comfortable with your lawyer and can be open with them. The consultation is your chance to consult with us, to get to know us and decide if we will be a good fit for you.
Can I Get a Free Consultation?
Because we spend at least an hour with you, provide you with substantive legal advice and direct you on process, we do charge for our consultations. However, we can usually patch you in to a lawyer for a free half hour telephone consult for more general information. After your telephone call, you can decide if you want to book a formal consultation at our office.
When Can I Come In for a Consultation?
We are generally open Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. We are usually closed for lunch between 12 and 1. We can be flexible with appointment times for urgent matters.
I Would Like to Retain a Lawyer
If you'd like to hire us, we are happy to help. You will discuss the options and details of what we will be hired to do with the lawyer in the consultation. Afterwards, the lawyer will prepare a Retainer Agreement for you to read, accept and sign. A Retainer Agreement lays out how the relationship between you and your lawyer will move forward, financially and otherwise. The Retainer Agreement will detail what you need to provide as a financial retainer, a deposit on the future work expected on your file.
How Much is this Going to Cost Me?
Unfortunately, we can't give you a guaranteed quote on our legal services. The nature of legal work is that circumstances change and issues arise in the middle of things, requiring extra steps and more of the lawyers' time as you go. Our lawyers generally charge an hourly rate for their actual time spent on your matter. Some general items and transactions have an expected flat rate where little variation is expected. We will try to give you a general idea of costs when you first contact us, but the details will otherwise be in your Retainer Agreement.
Generally, drafting documents like contracts, agreements and testamentary documents like wills are easy to predict cost-wise. These documents are also extremely important and well worth the cost to protect and preserve your rights in the future.
Litigation matters, those that involve fighting in court, are much harder to predict cost-wise, other than we expect them to add up quickly. Litigation can be very expensive and we try to manage expectations in that regard. This is why we also offer alternative dispute resolution services, to try to find the most efficient solution for our clients.
I've Signed My Retainer Agreement and Provided My Retainer Money, Now What?
Your lawyer will be in touch with you about the next steps required on your particular case. You will likely receive a To-Do list from your lawyer and will need to gather information and documents. The documents requested are essential to your lawyer's ability to zealously represent you. If you have questions about your case at any point, you can contact your lawyer directly by e-mail, call the main line, or make an appointment to come see your lawyer at the office.
Is it safe to send an e-mail through the website?
Our website is hosted by a credible provider and Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure. While we do our best to protect the security and confidentiality of all our clients, we cannot guarantee 100% protection from outside electronic sources. Sending this form authorizes our firm to receive confidential information between email addresses and to store it electronically. We do not assume any risk or liability from unexpected breaches of this information.