On February 10, 2021, Adrianne VanderZalm was admitted to the Alberta Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor. Adrianne joined Ahlstrom Wright as an Articling Student in December 2019 and is pleased to continue on with Ahlstrom Wright as their newest lawyer. To know more about Adrianne VanderZalm, view her bio. Photos from Adrianne VanderZalm’s CBA…

The Alberta Government is currently reviewing and making changes to the auto insurance system and considering a shift to a “no-fault system.” Under a no-fault auto insurance system, each driver’s insurer covers all of their respective payouts for damages and injuries, with the intent of expediting the process of repair and resolution. Under a no-fault…

Both employers and employees have individual duties to accommodate each other during unique situations like the current COVID-19 pandemic. For example, employers cannot discriminate against employees who have family status—it could be considered a Human Rights Violation—and employees, with families who are dependent upon them, must still do their best to work with their employer…

New workplace rules were announced by the Alberta government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will remain in effect until the public health emergency subsides. These new rules include changes to temporary layoff durations, notice requirements, and termination. If you’re an employer or recently-terminated employee seeking legal guidance regarding the Alberta Employment Standards Code,…

In Alberta, Nunavut and the NWT, all car insurance policies have mandatory provisions dealing with treatment costs under Section B of each jurisdiction’s standard automobile policy. These provisions are known as Section B Benefits, and they are based on a no-fault concept. This means that it does not matter who is responsible for causing a…

RE: Keith Macey, Barrister and Solicitor May 3, 2020   I was in an automobile accident in 2018. I researched on line, to find a professional well reviewed lawyer to represent me. It took no time to see that Keith Macey was that lawyer. All reviews pointed to the kind of lawyer I was looking…

After a motor vehicle collision, you may be confused about your options. Hiring a personal injury lawyer can protect your rights and file a personal injury claim.

How much will it cost to file a personal injury claim? Hiring a lawyer can often be a confusing process. While the rates vary according to the law firm, here is an idea of how much it will cost to hire a personal injury laywer.

The legal services sector is known for its traditional nature. In the past, legal professionals were encouraged to use long-established methods to navigate the complexities of their day-to-day tasks. Today, Ahlstrom Wright along with others in the legal sector are making strides and breaking barriers through innovation.   Bringing Innovation to the Legal Profession Ahlstrom…

Ahlstrom Wright’s senior lawyer, Lorne Penner has been a board member and vice-chairman of the International Justice Mission (Canadian division) for the last eight and a half years. The International Justice Mission (IJM) is the largest global anti-slavery organization in the world and Mr. Penner has been working as an active member of the IMJ…