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Not So Common Law

We are going to explore the historical and social background of some of the intriguing, interesting and important legal cases which have had lasting impact on our society and affect our lives today. Each month we will have a presentation about some of these famous and fascinating cases, plus the opportunity to discuss legal current affairs. Legal issues and law cases will be based on current events and participants’ interests. Some of our upcoming topics are:

  • Extradition - the legal background to the pending extradition hearing of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou 
  • Pets and Animal Rights - What exactly is your legal liability when your pet elephants get loose and stampede in downtown Calgary? In Alberta we have the legal precedent to answer this question, and others regarding pets domestic, and exotic animals.
  • Laneway houses and basement suites - essentials of landlord-tenant law
  • Earth, Water, Wind
  • Update on MAiD [Medical Assistance in Dying] - what has happened since the 2015 Supreme Court of Canada Decision in Carter v. Canada“On the road again…”  - Motor Vehicles and Highways
  • The Doctrine of Informed Consent in Health Care

Registration is with the facilitator*.

Drop–ins are also welcome.

When:4th Monday of the month
Time:1:00 - 3:00 PM
Dates:2019: Sept. 23, Oct. 28, Nov. 25, (No meeting in December)
2020: Jan. 27, Feb. 24, Mar. 23, Apr. 27, May 25, June 22
Where:cSpace, Room 310, 1721-29 Ave. SW

*Before you register, you must be a member of CALL. 

*To participate in most programs, you must be a member.  Exceptions are listed as Open to the Public

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