Alison J. Chickloski
- University of Saskatchewan, LLB 2003;
- University of Alberta, 2000, BA in Political Science (With Distinction)
- Canadian Bar Association (Family Law Subsection);
- Calgary Bar Association;
- Member of Registered Collaborative Family Lawyers
Alison was born and raised in the Edmonton area and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of Alberta. She travelled east to Saskatoon for law school and received a LLB at the University of Saskatchewan in 2003. Alison also spent time working for the Federal Department of Citizenship and Immigration in Vancouver, British Columbia while in law school. Alison returned to Alberta to article with a large national law firm in downtown Calgary in 2003 and was drawn to the areas of civil and insurance litigation before being admitted to the Alberta Bar in January, 2005.
Alison worked at City Hall in a small city outside of Edmonton and spent time working with businesses and the community drafting and issuing bylaws. This drew her to law school with the intent to focus on environmental or municipal law. She quickly realized her passion was helping people find solutions. Divorce and custody disputes can be a very upsetting and difficult time in a person’s life, and she gives them confidence to come to a resolution, and accountable representation to bring them peace of mind. Family law allows Alison to help people mediate their difficulties, prepare for court, or draft agreements they can live with. Some files need a collaborative approach, while others have few options outside of a trial.
Alison is an animal lover. In her spare time Alison volunteers numerous pet rescue agencies, including the Southern Alberta Greyhound Association, an organization which finds homes in Calgary for retired racing greyhounds. She enjoys travelling, and spends her holidays in tropical locations, especially Central America, or at music festivals all over North America. Alison also volunteers for the annual “Law Day” at the Calgary courthouse and usually writes, ‘directs’, and acts in the Children’s Mock Trial. She loves that Calgary is big enough to have opportunities to take courses, and to support alternative methods like Collaborative Law; but not so big that she doesn’t recognize the lawyers she sees weekly at the courthouse.
Alison received her BA in political science with distinction from the U of A in 2000, and her LLB from the University of Saskatchewan in 2003. She is a member of the Canadian Bar Association (Family Law Subsection), Calgary Bar Association, and a Registered Collaborative Family Lawyers. She acts in both contested and uncontested family law matters and has experience in drafting separation, cohabitation and prenuptial agreements. She has also successfully appeared before the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Court of Queen’s Bench, and Court of Appeal for custody, access, and matrimonial property actions. Alison is fully trained as a mediator and is a registered Collaborative lawyer. She hopes to see people move further from the court system and filing applications to get resolutions; and more toward working amicably and negotiating terms.