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

Laura has been working in Sundre since 2011, initially working 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 and her husband owned and operated a fine art publishing company for over 20 years. They have 3 children and 2 grandchild. Laura is a member of the Sundre Municipal Library Board.

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
Alberta

Professional Association
Canadian Bar 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
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 practices in the area of real estate, will/estates, and business law. He previously served as Independent Chair Person at Bowden Institution and as President of the Calgary Winter Club.

Ray and his wife Rita have 5 children, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Education
BA University of Saskatchewan
LLB University of Saskatchewan

Bar Admission
Alberta