Although divorce can be difficult and confusing, Cathy Regier believes in empowering clients to make sound decisions about their futures. Helping them focus on their highest interests, especially children and assets, she encourages clients to participate actively in creating solutions, rather than giving control over to the courts. Cathy supports their involvement by explaining complex legal issues, exchanging information openly, and helping clients feel at ease in discussing their situation.
Cathy understands that individuals want to manage the emotional and financial costs of their family conflict. To that end, she helps clients reach settlement by finding common ground with their spouses and establishing realistic expectations. Agreements that are reasonable, durable and respectful give clients a sense of closure and enable them to move forward with their lives.
Joining Pritchard & Company LLP as an associate in 1994, Cathy became a partner in 2008. Her preferred area of practice is family law—divorce, collaborative divorce, mediation, and adoption. Cathy received her law degree from Queen’s University, and was admitted to the Bar of the Law Society of Alberta in 1993. Cathy is proud of helping to advance family law in Medicine Hat by helping bring the New Ways for Families Program to the area, which is leading to less confrontation and conflict and making divorce easier on children.
LLB from Queen’s University
1991 – 1992, University of Alberta
1989 – 1991, Queen’s University
1987 – 1989, University of Alberta
Advanced Training in Collaborative Law
Advanced Training in Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice
Interest Based Negotiation
Mediation Certificate – Legal Education Society of Alberta
Advanced Training in Mediation
Professional Activities and Memberships
Member of Law Society of Alberta
Member of Association of Collaborative Professional (Medicine Hat)
Board Member and Past President of Alberta Collaborative Lawyers Association
Member of International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Member of Alberta Family Mediation Society
Member of Family Mediation Canada
Member of Medicine Hat & Brooks Bar Association
Member of Canadian Bar Association
Instructor of Parenting After Separation Seminar, Medicine Hat
Instructor of Interest Based Negotiation Seminar for Alberta Justice Mediators
Past Board Member for Legal Aid Society of Alberta Southern Appeals Committee
Member of Advisory Committee for New Ways For Families Program in Medicine
Regular public speaking in Medicine Hat and area on Family Law
Chair of Grapes and Gourmet Gala Charity Fundraiser
Past Board Member of Medicine Hat Musical Theatre
Past Board Member of Au Chapeau Parents Association
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Collaborative Law Practice Resolving Disputes Respectfully
As members of the Association of Collaborative Lawyers of Alberta, we are dedicated to helping separating and divorcing couples reach solutions while avoiding the court process.