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Jessica Q. Maude Joins Fielding & Company LLP

The lawyers and staff at Fielding & Company LLP are pleased to announce the addition of lawyer Jessica Q. Maude to the firm.

Jessica was raised in the Wetaskiwin area, obtained her bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Alberta and her law degree from the University of Victoria. She was called to the British Columbia bar in 2011 and practiced extensively in the areas of estates and family law. This year, on July 30th, she was called to the Bar of Alberta.

She decided to move back to this region to be closer to family and enjoy the lifestyle that a smaller community offers. “Camrose is an awesome town, the people are so welcoming and there’s a lot of local support for the diverse business community,” says Jessica.

Jessica’s fields of practice include wills and estates, corporate, real estate, collaborative family law and mediation. Jessica’s rural roots have prepared her well to serve our community. She looks forward to contributing to Camrose and area, both professionally and personally.


Wills and Succession Act

We have always recommended to our clients that they should regularly review their wills and other estate planning documents, as your personal or family circumstances may change, or you may change your mind about your beneficiaries or personal representatives, or Alberta legislation may be enacted or amended from time to time which may have a direct affect upon your Will or estate plan.

There was recently a major change to wills law in Alberta. The Alberta Wills and Succession Act came into force on February 1, 2012. While the legislation is a long overdue modernization of wills law to better reflect today’s society, it could have a significant effect on your will and your estate plan. We recommend that you have your will reviewed.


Wayne Throndson Appointed Queen’s Counsel

Every two years, it is tradition in the province of Alberta that selected lawyers be recognized for their outstanding contributions to the legal profession or in public life by being appointed as Queen’s Counsel. We are pleased to announce that on December 30, 2011, the Lieutenant Governor in Council authorized the issue of letters patent under the Great Seal of the Province of Alberta naming Wayne Throndson as one of the Alberta lawyers honoured under the name of “Her Majesty’s Counsel, learned in the law, for the Province of Alberta”. Congratulations Wayne!