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Marcus Sixta,

Family Lawyer, Mediator, Collaborative Lawyer, Fertility Lawyer

Managing High Conflict Arbitrations
Marcus Sixta, a former social worker, certified collaborative divorce lawyer and an accredited family law mediator, will discuss the legal challenges of managing high conflict arbitrations. He will discuss dealing with difficult personalities when they are the client, self-represented opposing litigants, opposing counsel, or judges. He will describe the lessons he has learned from navigating difficult arbitrations and dealing with court appeals of arbitration awards.

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Learn more about our ongoing education opportunities, webinars and conferences.

See below for current and previous learning opportunities and email us to learn more about our recorded webinars.

Registration for the 2023 AFCC Alberta Chapter Conference:

Transforming Family Justice in Alberta,

is open. Click here to learn more


Many of our virtual events are recorded for the benefit of future viewing. Email us to learn more. 

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Distinguished Member:
Dr. Larry Fong, R. Psych

August 10, 2022

Virtual Meeting

Distinguished Member Series


Presented by Dr. Terry Singh, Phd., R. Psych, to Dr. Larry Fong, R. Psych an honoured, distinguished member of the AFCC Alberta Chapter


The AFCC Alberta Chapter Distinguished Member Series recognizes outstanding, late-career AFCC Alberta Chapter members for their accomplishments; and facilitates the intergenerational transmission of knowledge and insights among the AFCC Alberta community.

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2021 AFCC Alberta Chapter Conference
Hearing Without Harm: how do we honour a child's voice?

March 19, 2021

Virtual Webinar



Presented by Dr. Lorri Yasenik, Jonathan Tieman, Hanita Dagan,

Andrea Doyle and Jeffrey Keller (Legal Aid), Judith Lake, Dr. Jason Jones, Catherine Fox, QC, and 


the Honourable Justice Kachur, The Honourable Judge G. Benns and the Honourable Judge T. LaRochelle

ABQB Practice Note 7

Alberta Court of Queen's Bench 
Family Law Practice Note 7 
Overview and Update

January 15, 2021

Virtual Webinar


A practical overview of Court of Queen's Bench  Practice Note 7


Presented by: Dr. Stephen Carter, Registered Psychologist with Queen's Bench Justice Debbie A. Yungwirth and 

Rhyannon O'Heron, Lawyer

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2020 AFCC Alberta Chapter Conference
Protecting Children from Conflict: Family Justice in Alberta

March 5 – 6, 2020

Matrix Hotel, Edmonton, AB


Presented by: Dr. Matthew Sullivan, The Honourable Justice Rodney A. Jerke,   The Honourable Justice Debbie A. Yungwirth, Dr. Harriet MacMillan, and Dr. Lorraine Ferris 

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2018 AFCC Alberta Chapter Conference
"I dont want to go!" Children who resist post-separation contact with parent

March 15 – 16, 2018

Matrix Hotel, Edmonton, AB


Presented by: Barbara Jo Fidler, Ph. D. and Nicolas Bala

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Parenting Coordination and Mediation/Arbitration Process Design

November 27th, 2017 and November 18, 2016 

Calgary, AB


for Legal and Mental Health Professionals working in Family Law

Presented by: Doug Moe Q.C., Kevin Hannah Q.C., Brad Mustard

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Edmonton Supper Clubs

Third Tuesday of the month

Edmonton, Alberta

Various topics for AFCC members and non-members

Guest speakers, webinars, Q & A

Currently cancelled due to the covid 19 pandemic

Motivational Speaker

2022 AFCC Alberta Chapter Conference Access to Justice: Diversity & Inclusion in Family Law in Alberta in 2022

March 4, 2022

In Person and Virtual Meeting



Presented by Judith Lake, Jonathan Tieman, Sonja Lusignan, AFCC Alberta Chapter Board

The Honourable Justice Sheilah Martin, Supreme Court of Canada; Patricia Blocksom, QC, Dr. Sui Ming Kwok, Dr. Richard Spelliscy, Mr. Mosi-Taylor Cole, Susannah Alleyne, Enrieque Dubon-Roberts;  the Honourable Chief Justice Mary T. Moreau, Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta and the Honourable Judge Mah, Provincial Court of Alberta

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The New Divorce Act is Redefining Your Practice

February 4, 2021

Virtual Webinar​


Parliament passed the long-awaited changes to the Divorce Act in 2019 however, due to disruptions from the pandemic, the coming into force date was deferred until March 1, 2021. Join Shams Amiry and Dr. Terry Singh as they lead participants through the Divorce Act changes, with a unique perspective of law and psychology.

Presented by Dr. Terry Singh and Shams Amiry

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Alberta Court of Queen's Bench Family Law Practice Note 8 Overview and Update

November 26, 2020

Virtual Webinar


A practical overview of Court of Queen's Bench Practice Note 8

Presented by: Dr. Eileen Along, and Shams Amiry 

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2019 AFCC Alberta Chapter Conference
Putting the Children First in High Conflict Separation & Divorce 

March 14 – 15, 2019

Hilton Garden Inn, Calgary, AB


Putting the Children First in High Conflict Separation & Divorce

Parenting Assessments, Parenting Plans & Parenting Coordination

The Good, the Bad and the In-Between


Presented by: Phil Epstein and Dr. Michael Saini

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Family Restructuring Therapy

Jan 29, 2017

Lister Hall, U of A, Edmonton AB


A Model for Parent Conflict Intervention With Separated/Divorced (Including Never-Married) Families
A Training Workshop for Psychologists working with "High Conflict" Separated and Divorced Families

Presented by: Dr. Stephen Carter

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The New Millennial Family

March 16-17, 2017
Calgary, AB


Navigating Best Practice in a Changing World

Presented by: DR. Marsha Kline Pruett, Ph.D., M.S.L. and DR. Kyle D. Pruett M.D

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Practice Note 7 and 8 Workshops

February 18, 2016  – Calgary

February 19, 2016  – Edmonton

Evaluative, Therapeutic and Mediation/Arbitration Interventions with Separated/Divorced Families:
Uses, Misuses and Risks

Presented By: Eileen Ailon and Dr Stephen Carter, and the Alberta Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Risk Management Committee


AFCC Alberta Chapter 

 c/o Mr. Jonathan Tieman, Treasurer,

Maclean Wiedemann Lawyers LLP

422 6th Street S.E. 

Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 1H5


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