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Commissioner for Oaths / Notary Public / Personal Guarantees / Independent Legal Advice

We offer a number of services to assist you in completing your legal documents and paperwork.    These services are: Commissioners for Oaths, Notary Public and Independent Legal Advice.

I would be happy to answer all of your questions and help you with the documentation and legal process.   I assist clients in Okotoks, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, High River, the Foothills, Calgary and surrounding areas.    I am also mobile and can travel to you, with evening and weekend appointment times available upon request.

Contact us at 403-995-7744

  • Contact
  • Professional
    James graduated from the U of C with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree in 2000 and articled at a small Calgary firm until June 2001. From June 2001, James has practiced as a lawyer in the Foothills area with offices in Okotoks and Black Diamond-Turner Valley. James has always been interested in a general law practice helping people and the community with everyday issues. His practice currently involves wills, estates, family law, corporate, residential and commercial real estate, child representation, mediation, arbitration, parenting coordination and some types of litigation. James is continuously updating his training and skills and has expanded his dispute resolution arsenal by studying and practicing mediation, arbitration, parenting coordination, collaborative law and most recently learning the peacemakers approach to family law.
  • Personal
    James enjoys the atmosphere and spirit of a small, close-knit community which he finds is very vibrant in the Foothills, Black Diamond-Turner Valley and Okotoks. This likely comes from his upbringing, as he grew up in small towns in Saskatchewan. James has a wide range of hobbies and interests including the arts in its many forms (music, theatre, photography, movies, painting and dance), sports both as a spectator and participant (martial arts, football, hockey) and being active in the outdoors by camping, hiking, snowshoeing and backpacking.
  • Associations | Community
    James has been a member of the Law Society of Alberta, Calgary Bar Association, Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society, Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Alberta, Alberta Family Mediation Society, Association of Collaborative Professionals (Calgary), Canadian Bar Association. James has also volunteered and participated in community associations: Olde Towne Okotoks Business Association, Creative Okotoks, Okotoks Film Society, Diamond Valley Chamber of Commerce, Okotoks Chamber of Commerce, Lions International, St Vincent De Paul Society, the Food Bank, Calgary Facial Hair Club and Beneath the Arch Concert Series Society.
  • Accreditations
    LLB degree and active lawyer of the Law society of Alberta - 2001 Certified to Represent Children in legal disputes - 2005 Family Mediator - 2006 Collaborative Lawyer – 2007 Legal Representation of Children – 2010 Qualified Mediator - 2011 Certified Arbitrator - 2015 Parenting Coordinator - 2015
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