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5 Dunphy Best Blocksom LLP lawyers named to 2019 Best Lawyers list

August 22, 2018 by DBB Law in News

Calgary, August 21, 2018 — Dunphy Best Blocksom LLP is pleased to announce that 5 lawyers have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.
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The Double-Edged Sword that is Social Media

June 28, 2018 by DBB Law in Family Law, News

By Sarah Nasser
 
For better or for worse, social media is here to stay. Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Skype, and Snap Chat – the platforms are endless. In the family law context social media has undoubtedly been a useful tool for separated families, when used responsibly. These platforms have allowed parents and children to remain connected and share moments in real time. In fact, this type of communication is now frequently included in Parenting Orders to ensure that children have regular communication with both of their parents when they are not physically with them.
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“Sexting” and the Law

March 1, 2018 by DBB Law in News

New research from the University of Calgary reveals that sexting is on the rise amongst teenagers aged 12 – 17 years old.  DBB’s Jonathan Griffith was recently interviewed by Global News Calgary about the legal risks of sexting.

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Changes to the Employment Standards Code

January 3, 2018 by DBB Law in Business, Employment Law, News

By Alex Norris and Rachel West

 

The Alberta Employment Standards Code, RSA 2000, c E-9 (the Code) sets out the minimum standards that apply to most employers and employees in the province. In 2017, the Alberta Government advised that it would be making a number of substantive changes to the Code.
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Formal Complaints submitted to Calgary Police Service

March 6, 2017 by DBB Law in Employment Law, News

Bullying and harassment complaints delivered to Chief of Police

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Media coverage: Jen Magnus and other employees of Calgary Police Service file formal complaints

February 27, 2017 by DBB Law in Employment Law, News

Media coverage synopsis: see DBB blog post for press release (February 21,2017).

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DUNPHY BEST BLOCKSOM (DBB) LLP RETAINED BY JEN MAGNUS AND 12 OTHER EMPLOYEES OF THE CALGARY POLICE SERVICE

February 21, 2017 by DBB Law in Employment Law, News

(Calgary, AB, February 21, 2017)— Thirteen formal complaints are in the process of being directly submitted to the Chief of Police. The employees allege that the Calgary Police Service (CPS) has failed to provide a safe environment for certain employees, which has resulted in years of workplace bullying and harassment.

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Sandy Vander Ziel wins 2016 WILL Award

December 5, 2016 by DBB Law in Community, Family Law, News

Women in Law Leadership Award for Service to the Community for all of Alberta

 

Sandy A. Vander Ziel is a Family Law Lawyer with Dunphy Best Blocksom LLP in Calgary. Sandy was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 2001 and has been practicing family law exclusively since 2002. Sandy is a Mediator, Arbitrator, Collaborative Lawyer and a Dispute Resolution Officer at the Court of Queen’s Bench in Calgary. Sandy’s practice is mainly focused on Alternative Dispute Resolution and she works closely with her client’s to bring finality to their family matters with a focus on the best interests of the children and maintaining a healthy post-separation parenting environment.

 

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Lawyers from DBB listed in 2017 Best Lawyers® in Canada

August 18, 2016 by DBB Law in Family Law, News

DBB is proud to be recognized as a “Top Listed” firm in Best Lawyers® (2017) with four lawyers selected in the areas of family law, alternative dispute resolution and family law mediation.

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Resolving Family Disputes Outside the Court System

June 23, 2016 by DBB Law in Family Law, News

By Jonathan Griffith

 

Separation and Divorce can be a very challenging time.  The financial and emotional strains are hard enough but many folks who are separating aren’t aware of how to even begin the process of legally dividing assets, setting up parenting arrangements or providing for financial support.  Often people start by filing documents that can initial a lengthy court fight without even being aware that there are other ways to resolve family disputes.

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