Ogilvie News

How Volunteering Can Make a World of Difference.

Recognizing Denis Lefebvre’s contributions to Pro Bono Law Alberta. All Albertans deserve access to justice. That’s why non-profit Pro Bono Law Alberta (PBLA) creates opportunities for lawyers to provide free services to persons of limited means. As a Civil Litigation Associate at Ogilvie, Denis Lefebvre is actively involved with PBLA. From resolving employment disputes to [...]

Is your home reno protected against a subcontractor lien?

If you are thinking about hiring a contractor to help with home renovations or any type of improvement to your property, protect yourself from subcontractor lien claims by complying with the provisions of the Builders’ Lien Act. “Under the Builders’ Lien Act you are required to hold back 10% of each payment made to your [...]

Beyond the Oscars: is a job applicant’s social media history relevant?

If you’re a fan of the annual Academy Awards (or the Oscars, as they’re more commonly known), you’re aware of one of the more notable features of 2019’s event: the absence of a host – apparently for the first time since 1989. While the lack of an emcee didn’t appear to hinder the event’s success, [...]

Introducing Our Newest Partners

Since our inception in 1920, we have built a reputation for excellence, client service, community engagement, and progressive growth. As we begin 2019, we’re continuing those traditions by adding to our Partnership. Please join us in celebrating Ogilvie’s three newest Partners. Dana Treasure Dana’s practice involves a wide variety of corporate and commercial work, with [...]

Pork chop lot zoning: a legal perspective

Affordability and choice.  That’s what ‘pork chop lot’ zoning could bring to builders and homeowners in the City of Edmonton. Although still in the trial stage, Ogilvie lawyer and partner Bryce Milliken, says that “in Edmonton, we have large lots that consumers don’t really need or want, but those large lots carry a very hefty [...]