Lawyers


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Laura_croppedEmail:  l.skoro@ks-law.ca
Phone: 403.638.3113

Laura has been working in Sundre since 2011, initially  as a summer student while attending law school, and then completing 6 months of her 12 month articles in Sundre. Since being admitted to the Alberta Bar, she has practiced in Sundre on a full time basis, and is enjoying the challenges and variety of a rural practice. Prior to her legal career, she owned and operated a fine art publishing company for over 20 years. She has 3 children and 2 grandchildren.

 

Education
BSW University of Calgary
JD University of Alberta
2012 Roger S. Smith Student Research Award
2012 Jason Lang Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Bar Admission
Edmonton, Alberta 2014

Volunteer and Memberships
Board Member (Vice Chair) –  Town of Sundre Municipal Library Board
Board Member – Rocky Organization for Animal Rescue Society (ROAR) Board
Member – Friends of the Eastern Slopes

Professional Association
Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH)

Publications
2014                        With Catherine Bell and Jessica Lai, “Indigenous Law, Intellectual Property Law and Museum Policy: Exploring Methods for Protecting Aboriginal Intangible Heritage” in Ant & Soc 38-3, 2014.

2013                        R v Hirsekorn, Brief, Constitutional Symposium Materials; Centre for Constitutional Studies (Legal Education Society of Alberta, Edmonton, October 4, 2013).

2012                        With Catherine Bell, “Law, Ethics, and Respect for Indigenous Intangible Heritage in Museum Contexts” in International Conference on Museums and Intangible Heritage Conference Proceedings (Korea, National Folk Museum of Korea, 2012).

2012                        Manitoba Metis Federation v Canada, Brief, Aboriginal Issues Symposium Materials (Legal Education Society of Alberta, Edmonton Nov 28, Calgary Dec 5, 2012).

Speaking Engagements

2018-present          Public Information Sessions about Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney & Personal Directives.

January 2015          Access to Material and Immaterial Goods, The Relationship Between Intellectual Property and its Physical
Embodiment, Conference, Lucerne, Switzerland; Panel Member.

April 2014               Strathcona County Library, Community Adult Learning and Literacy Society, Sherwood Park Alberta; “Understanding
Idle No More: The Alberta Context”.

September 2013    Alberta Museum Association Conference 2013, Edmonton, Alberta; “Indigenous Law, Intellectual Property, and Museum
Policy”.

March 2013            Waterlution – Our Water is Our Life, Thorsby Alberta; Panel Member.

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Ray_croppedEmail: r.kutz@ks-law.ca
Phone: 403.638.3113

Ray has practiced and continues to practice in the areas involving real estate, wills and estates, corporations and business law. He is a past President of the Calgary Winter Club, and more recently served as the Independent Chair Person at Bowden Penitentiary

Ray and his wife Rita live in Sundre, are the parents of 5 children, grandparents to 7 grandchildren and great grandparents to 2 great grandchildren.

Ray along with his daughter Laura, has been active participant in Mountain View Seniors’ Lodge senior information sessions, relating to the dynamics and needs for Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Personal Directives.

 

Education
BA University of Saskatchewan
LLB University of Saskatchewan

Bar Admission
Calgary, Alberta 1960