Ryan McDougall, q.med, pm
Ryan has spent 20 years working in law firms on family law files involving separation and divorce. It was costly and broke families down further than before they walked through the doors. She knew there was a better way.
In 2012 Ryan completed her Conflict Dispute Resolution Certification with Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Alberta and has had a successful practice mediating separating families ever since.
Ryan holds a Q.Med designation with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Alberta and Canada as well as a PM designation with Alberta Family Mediation Society and Family Mediation of Canada.
Ryan McDougall, CLC
The vast majority of Ryan's career has been spent dealing with clients who have, at one point in time or another, had to represent themselves in Court.
A Legal Coach is there to meet with you regularly, discuss your matter and your goals and keep you focused and forward moving.
With Ryan's legal background, she is able to provide the legal information and translations relating to filing deadlines, court processes and documents needed to accomplish what you set as your goal.
As your Legal Coach, Ryan will not be advising you what to do legally, but rather helping you determine what your ultimate goals are then support you in achieving them.
Ryan is a member of the Legal Coaching Association.
Ryan McDougall, ARP
Ryan graduated from the Legal Assistant Diploma Program at Red Deer College in 2001 and has worked as a full time family law paralegal in law firms since 2001 through 2020. Ryan completed her Bachelor of Professional Arts Degree majoring in Governance, Law & Management in 2015. Ryan is currently completing a Master's Degree in Justice Studies through Royal Roads University.
Ryan sits on the Alberta Association of Professional Paralegals Board of Directors.
Ryan is not a lawyer and will not advise you as to what to ask for in Court, what she believes to be in your best interest, or the likelihood of success. If you are needing or wanting legal advice and opinions, Ryan has a professional circle of lawyers who she trusts and respects and will provide you referrals for legal advice.
SANDRA MEIER, ARP
Sandra was born and raised in Terrace, British Columbia until relocating to Edmonton to attend King's University College where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration.
In 2001 Sandra moved to Red Deer and attended Red Deer College, graduating in 2003 from the Legal Assistant Program. Sandra holds a designation of Alberta Registered Paralegal with the Alberta Association of Professional Paralegals.
Sandra has been working at a local central Alberta law firm for 20 years, specializing in Wills & Estates and civil litigation. Sandra is not a lawyer and will not advise you as to what to ask for in Court, what she believes to be in your best interest, or the likelihood of success. If you are needing or wanting legal advice and opinions, Sandra has a professional circle of lawyers who she trusts and respects and will provide you referrals for legal advice.
Sandra is married and has three sons. She lives on an acreage and enjoys gardening, raising chickens and playing scrabble.
HEIDI SEMKOWICH, ARP, CLC
Heidi graduated from Grant MacEwan (now MacEwan) in 1997 and started her career as a legal assistant in Edmonton, Alberta. In 2015 she graduated with a diploma in Paralegal Studies from Capilano University in B.C. Heidi joined the Alberta Association of Professional Paralegals in 2013 and became a Director on the Board in early 2017; being elected as President in October 2017.
During her 25+ year career Heidi has worked in several areas of law including Oil & Gas, Insurance Defence, Criminal law, Regulatory and Litigation. She has spent the last seven years specializing in labour & employment and human rights law. The bulk of her work was focused on WCB and disability claims and appeals.
In 2020 Heidi obtained her certification as a Legal Coach and now assists self-representing litigants with document review, preparation, and information on navigating court processes and procedures.
Heidi is not a lawyer and will not provide you with advice on what you should ask for in court, what she believes to be in your best interest, or the likelihood of success of your claim. If you require legal advice, Heidi has a professional circle of lawyers she can refer you to.
Heidi is married, has one daughter and two furbabies. In her spare time she enjoys time with her family and friends, reading, watching movies and baking.