MEETING: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

GUEST SPEAKER: Rebecca Alleyne

TOPIC: Family Law & Mediation

Rebecca Alleyne is a lawyer and a family law mediator who has practiced exclusively in the area of family law since she was called to the BC bar 12 years ago. Through her practice, Ms. Alleyne has watched families separate and, in doing so, exhaust themselves emotionally and financially. Because the court process can be very expensive, time consuming, stressful and animosity building it can destroy families. After the separation is complete, parents still need to talk about their children’s doctor appointments, attend sporting events and sit beside one another years down the road at their child’s graduation ceremony. As often as possible, Ms. Alleyne tries to assist parties to separate without destroying their ability to communicate with one another for the benefit of their children.

As a mediator, Ms. Alleyne helps to resolve disputes, negotiate quality agreements and provides cost-effective and timely services for a complete range of family law issues, including adoptions, cohabitation, pre- marital issues and separation and divorce issues. Through her significant mediation training and family law experience she uses her knowledge to support and facilitate effective discussions between couples to solve their immediate family law issues and preserve existing relationships, wherever possible.

For information about Ms. Alleyne’s and her practice go to www.victoriamediation.ca.

 

DINNER HIGHLIGHTS

Join us for a buffet dinner including Focaccia Bread, Penne, Linguine, Tomato Basil Sauce, Alfredo Sauce, Green Salad, and Chicken. Assorted sweets and squares for dessert. Coffee, tea and fountain soft drinks are included. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated with advance notice.

Place: Comfort Hotel 3020 Blanshard St. Cost: $25.00 Member / $30.00 Guest Cocktails: 5:30 p.m. – Dinner at 6:00 p.m.

Please be sure that Dinner Reservations are received by Friday, February 9, 2018.

TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT OR TABLE

Contact: socialconvenor@vlsa.ca Please make cheques payable to V.L.S.A. Or send e-transfer to: treasurer@vlsa.ca

 

PRESIDENT’S NOTE

Thank you to all who participated in our 43rd Annual Silent Auction on December 4, 2017.

Thank you not only to the terrific local companies who donated auction items and also to those who purchased them. We are pleased to report that we received more donations and raised more money than last year with all proceeds going to Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island.

 

APRIL MEETING

Our next meeting is our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, April 10th. Our guest speaker will be lawyer Sarah Goodman speaking on Immigration Law.