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Hugh Willis was called to the Alberta bar in 2005.  He is a graduate of the University of Alberta Faculty of Law, class of 2004.  In 2000, Hugh completed his undergraduate degree in the Applied Energy Program at the University of Calgary Department of Economics, where he graduated with Dean’s List standing.

In addition to his ability to communicate complex legal issues in plain language, Hugh prides himself on providing his clients efficient and practical legal advice.

Hugh is actively involved in the legal community and participates with the Canadian Bar Association and Edmonton Community Legal Center.  He regularly presents or chairs seminars on legal topics in and around the capital region for such organizations as the Canadian Bar Association, Legal Education Society of Alberta,  Canadian Condominium Institute (North and South Alberta chapters) and has presented guest lectures at the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta on condominium issues.  He frequently presents in-house seminars to clients when requested or when there are major developments in a related area of law.  Hugh was also selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2021 Best Lawyers magazine for the area of commercial litigation.

Hugh has also appeared before the Alberta Court of Appeal, the Court of Queen’s Bench, the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Immigration and Refugee Board and the Immigration Appeal Division.

Professional Memberships

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Member, Law Society of Alberta

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Member, Canadian Bar Association

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Member, Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI)

Volunteer Activities

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Past Co-Chair, Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI)

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Canadian Bar Association Alberta Law Conference Organizing Committee

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Past Executive Member CBA Privacy Subsection for Northern Alberta

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Secretary for the CBA Immigration Subsection for Northern Alberta

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Volunteer, Civil Claims Duty Counsel, Provincial Court of Alberta

Hugh Willis Presentation Topics

  • Legal Experts: Hot Topics in Condominium Law CCI (each year from 2006 through 2018)
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Bylaws (each year from 2007 through 2018)
  • Metro College – Law for the Layperson Condominium Lifestyle (May 2013)
  • Elk Island Public Schools – Condominium Lifestyle (November 2013)
  • Let’s Talk Condo: Public Consultation on amendments to the Condominium Property Act 2013
  • Bare Land Condos and the Shores Decision (February 2013)
  • Drafting Plain Language Bylaws CCI Event 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
  • Writing and Enforcing Plain Language Bylaws 2012
  • Occupational Health and Safety Temporary Foreign Workers (2012)
  • Loss Prevention in Resale Condominium Conveyancing: Co-Presenter Legal Education Society Lake Louise Refresher 2012
  • Creditor’s Rights and Condominium Law 2012
  • Legal Liability for Property Managers 2012
  • Immigration Law – Co-Chair of Legal Education Society of Alberta Seminar 2011
  • Immigration Law For Non-Immigration Lawyers 2010
  • Immigration Law – Legal Education Society of Alberta – Panelist Business Immigration October 2013
  • Understanding Immigration Law 2010
  • Mixed Use Condominiums (co-presenter)
  • When Disaster Strikes Your Condominium 2009
  • Condominium Management 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Exploring Privacy Law for Research Lawyers 2009
  • Immigration Law: Permanent Residency Options for Temporary Foreign Workers 2009
  • Understanding Constructive Dismissal 2007
  • Privacy Issues in the Workplace 2007, 2008

Publications

  • The Federal Election Law and Application to Condominiums (InSite Magazine, Canadian Condominium Institute)
  • Strategies for dealing with New Canadians in your Condominium (InSite Magazine, Canadian Condominium Institute)
  • Privacy Issues in Condominiums (InSite Magazine, Canadian Condominium Institute)

Contact Hugh Willis

(780) 809-1888

hwillis@willislaw.ca

Hugh Willis

Area of Practice

Condominium Law

Willis Law provides complete range of services for a large number of condominium corporations in Edmonton and the surrounding communities.

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