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Thursday, July 12, 2012

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In this issue:
Service Alberta - Land Titles, Spin II and Motor Vehicles Service Interruptions
Matrimonial Property Division on Death

Service Alberta - Land Titles, Spin II and Motor Vehicles Service Interruptions

The Law Society has been contacted by Service Alberta regarding the fire at the Shaw facilities in Calgary. This has resulted in outages to the Land Titles registration and Spin II systems as well as Motor Vehicle Registries services.

Service Alberta is implementing procedures for a restoration of the system as quickly as possible. Further notification will be forthcoming. Thank you for your patience during this event.


Matrimonial Property Division on Death

The technical discussions on the division of matrimonial property on death came to a close at the end of May 2012 with the online survey closing for input on June 8, 2012. Section 117 of the Wills and Succession Act has still not been proclaimed into force.

This section amends the Matrimonial Property Act to allow a surviving spouse to make a claim for matrimonial property on the death of their spouse.

Next steps: The Government of Alberta will review the feedback report from these discussions and the results of the online survey.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact  More information about wills and the changes in the Wills and Succession Act is available at


Law Society of Alberta

2nd Annual Walk for Wellness with Assist on July 19th

Join Assist, your colleagues and friends for a fun, brief walk from the Courthouse on  Thursday, July 19th.  At noon, you are invited to meet at the Calgary Courthouse Park  for a walk to promote health and wellness within the Calgary community.

Join the second Annual Walk for Wellness as all Calgarians are encouraged to nurture their physical and mental health.  The walk is FREE! Celebrate wellness in your life!

Date: July 19th, 2012 
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Calgary Courthouse Park - 5th St. and 6th Ave SW
Inquiries: 403-537-5508


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Law Society of Alberta
Calgary Office
Suite 500, 919 11th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2R 1P3
Phone: 403-229-4700

Edmonton Office
Suite 800, Bell Tower
10104-103 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0H8
Phone: 780-429-3343

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