Family lawyer + Mediator
Yvonne Smith, Legal Assistant
(403) 269-7300 ext. 107
Ceri approaches the law with integrity and professionalism.
It is important to her that she understands her client’s underlying interests, and that her clients understand their own legal rights and options. Ceri strives to bring clarity for her clients when the issues are confusing by removing some of the stressful uncertainty. Ceri looks for practical and creative resolutions, minimizing unnecessary conflict.
Ceri enjoys meeting her clients, and the variety that comes with family law: issues from parenting and support to complex property/ income analysis; contract drafting (prenuptial and cohabitation agreements) to advocacy, whether litigation or resolution based. Every situation is different and usually needs a tailored approach and resolution.
Ceri has been working with Balbi & Company for more than 20 years. She has participated with clients in mediations, Judicial Dispute Resolutions, Dispute Resolution Program, Court applications, and trial. She is a Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer and Dispute Resolution Officer.
When Ceri is not in the office, she spends her time in the mountains hiking or backcountry skiing. She also volunteers with Scouts Canada.
- Bachelor of Arts, University of Alberta, 1993
- Bachelor of Laws, University of Alberta, 1997