St. Patrick's Day 2021

Luck and Happiness
Wishing you the luck of a Leprechaun's gold,
and the gift of a song that never grows old.
I. DM+H News
Case Comments

With the onset of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the rate of dog adoptions has increased significantly.

Many of these “pandemic puppy parents” are couples seeking a companion and a form of entertainment during these unprecedented times.

But what happens to your beloved fur-child if you and your spouse separate?
Ever so often in the staid and respectable land of legal precedent and common law, a case is handed down that turns settled law on its head.

Frequently it’s a charter challenge, but sometimes it’s just taking the law as we know it and extending it to everyday situations. Calmusky v. Calmusky, 2020 ONSC 1506 is such a decision.
A Breath Taking Start to the Year

shared this stunning photo of the First light of 2021 at Nose Hill 01.01.2021
II. DM+H Shout Outs
Jonathan Griffith Coached the University of Calgary's Negotiations team again this year and is proud to share that they once again did an excellent job!

U of C won 1st place Top Individual; 2nd place Top Individual; 3rd place Top Team; and Top Representation Plan. 4/7 of the Awards and 1st place in 2 of the 3 categories!!!
Glenda Graham, Q.C. was an outstanding family law lawyer and litigator. It is with regret that we announce her untimely death at the age of 68. We express our sincerest sympathies and condolences to her family and friends.
III. What We've Been Up To
Imogen Jenkins participated in Alberta Lawyer's Assistance Society
"Planes, Grades & Employers - Don't Let Them Hold You Back" webinar.

Heather McKay chaired the LESA event : Deep dive into the fundamentals of family law, and the faculty panel included the following members of our team: Timothy S. Chan, Jonathan F. Griffith, Imogen Jenkins, Emily Koch

Members of the Daunais McKay + Harms team joined a panel discussion with The Canadian Bar Association : Child & Youth Law Section-South Webinar
IV. What We're Following
Kyla Dupuis recommends the Audio Book “The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power” by Desmond Cole : this work shares stories of lived realities, struggles and triumphs, for those with intersectional identities including BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ in Canada in 2017.

Emily Koch really liked The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen, which is a collection of short stories exploring the experience of Vietnamese refugees who fled Vietnam during the war, and their relationship with America. The author came to America as a refugee himself and he offers valuable insight based on his own knowledge and that of his fellow Vietnamese Americans.
Patricia Daunais is currently reading Barak Obama's "A Promised Land", a memoir of his 8 years in the White House, including the intense campaign leading up to his first term as president. Amazing detail, riveting accounts regarding his contributions to US politics and policy. Always touched by the way he puts his wife, children, and family, first. Obama's respect and regard for women is a shining thread throughout his book.
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