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Background:

Kate Wood has practiced law, mostly in the area of family law, for more than 20 years. She graduated in 1975 from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Kate was awarded a Law Degree from the University of Calgary in 1990, and after completing legal articles with the law firm Parlee McLaws, she was called to the bar of Alberta in 1991. In 2007, the Minister of Justice for Alberta appointed Kate as Queen’s Counsel.

Co operative Philosophy:

Kate works hard to try to resolve family law matters for clients in a friendly, timely and cost-effective manner. Her goal is to provide clients with the particular legal advice, procedural advice and negotiation assistance they need in their case, to resolve matters effectively without litigation. Parties interested in maintaining a good working relationship with each other after divorce, often for the sake of their children, will appreciate the many advantages of using a mediation, co operative or collaborative approach to settlement. Clients who are interested in settling their legal issues in a respectful, reasonable manner are best suited to Kate's experienced, common sense style of practice.

Professional Associations:

  • Active Member of the Law Society of Alberta
  • Previously a Member of the Association of Collaborative Professionals ( Calgary )
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association - Family Law South Section
  • Previously a Member of the Family Law Interdisciplinary Professionals ( FLIP) Calgary

Professional Contributions:

  • Court of Queen's Bench Dispute Resolution Officer
  • Member of the Calgary and Area Children and Family Service Authority Board
  • Public Member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta Council
  • Past Instructor, Parenting After Separation Course
  • Past Instructor, Family Law for law students seeking bar admission

Community Service:

  • Volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross

Kate Wood, Q.C. - Bio