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Lethbridge Lawyers
704 - 6th Avenue S.
Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0Z5
ph.(403) 329-4311
fax.(403) 329-4343
 
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Child Custody and Access, Child Support Issues

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Estate Administration (Probate and non-Probate Estates)
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Who We Are

Letourneau LLP is a full-service law firm focused on Matrimonial, Divorce and Family law, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Arbitration, Mediation, Real Estate, Business Law, Immigration, and Estate Planning & Administration.


Our Beliefs

Our goal is to completely change the way law is practiced.

The END of TIME -
Unless requested by our clients, we prefer not to keep track of time on matters that we are helping you to solve.  We always try to complete work on a predictable cost basis.

We don't believe in keeping time.

At Letourneau LLP, we desire to practice law in a more predictable and more problem-solving centred manner, and in particular to do away with the business of charging for legal services on the basis of the time spent doing it.  Letourneau LLP is here to help you solve your disputes or problems, or assist with your legal needs, with dignity and with an unprecedented level of predictability regarding costs, and with an outcomes-oriented approach. Further, when you hire us, you hire a team, not just one lawyer.


How We Charge

At Letourneau LLP, we will assist you in one of the following ways:

1. Periodic Retainer

You pay us a regular fee each month, and we will take care of all of your legal needs, including litigation.  This monthly fee is reviewed periodically to adjust for the amount of work you require.  This is especially attractive for businesses, institutions and individuals with regular legal needs or problems.

2. Fixed Fees

We will assess your situation and will quote you a fixed fee for a particular solution.  We will stick to this fee unless a significant change occurs, at which time, we will quote you an adjusted fixed fee, which again, we will stick to.  We will often provide quotes for various options that we think will potentially solve your problem.

3. Litigation Retainers - Alternatives

a. We will charge a fixed monthly retainer during the preparation phase of the litigation (i.e. up to but not including the hearing). This is calculated by working out the likely total costs and spreading that out over the period that we estimate it is likely to take before the hearing occurs. We can  estimate both these factors quite accurately.

If there are periods where nothing at all happens (as is sometimes the case during a lengthy litigation, for example while waiting for a hearing date), then you may not be charged at all during those months.

We will then charge a separate fixed fee per day during the hearing itself. We do this because the work involved during a hearing is substantially greater and more intensely concentrated than during the preparation phase; and because many cases actually settle before they go to hearing. This way, we protect you from paying for the most expensive aspect (the hearing) if we help you to achieve an earlier settlement.

We will always work as a team on your disputes and problems, and will often have more than one counsel at the litigation table in the courtroom.

b. We charge a fixed fee for the litigation matter, which is payable regardless of the outcome. This may be attractive in cases where there is a high likelihood that the other side will "go all the way" (i.e. to a final hearing). It provides complete certainty as to cost.  Again, you are buying our team, not just one lawyer.
 
c. We will charge fixed fees for specified stages of the litigation matter as it progresses (e.g. preparing pleadings, settlement negotiation, 4-way meetings, discovery, evidence, hearing).

Call us (403-329-4311) for a free consultation to determine what solution will work for you.




What's New?

Letourneau LLP's office is located at 704 - 6th Avenue S., Lethbridge. Come visit us, or click here for photographs.

Letourneau LLP office hours are 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.  We are closed during the noon hour.

We are pleased to announce that Asif Muhammad has been named as our firm's newest partner. 

We are pleased to announce that we have purchased a new property on 6th Avenue and 4th Street, Lethbridge and will be moving our team to a new office that can accommodate 8 lawyers. Our move is scheduled for possibly some time in late summer 2014, or early fall, 2014.  Our new building will have great meeting space, and plenty of parking.  We are very excited about this new development.

We are pleased to announce that Adam Letourneau has been added as a Contracted Mediator with Alberta Family Justice Services, and has returned to the Alberta Family Mediation Society Roster as a Registered Family Mediator. Asif Muhammed has been added as a Practicing Mediator with Alberta Family Mediation Society.

We are pleased to announce the addition of Devin Wallace as Student-at-Law (articles) in our Lethbridge office starting April 1, 2014. Devin is a Utah licensed attorney completing his requirements to practice law in Alberta.

Letourneau LLP is pleased to announce the welcome back of Tammy Rossetti as Paralegal in our Lethbridge office starting November 4, 2013. Tammy was with our firm for some years before taking a brief hiatus from our team.

We are pleased to announce the addition of Anjali Sharma as Student-at-Law (articles) in our Lethbridge office starting November, 2013.

Letourneau LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Chelsea Proulx as Receptionist / Legal Secretary starting September 4, 2013.

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Amber Wiley as a legal assistant, starting September 4, 2013.

We are pleased to announce that Sebastian Koppe will be returning to summer at our firm in 2014, and that he will return to complete his articles in approximately June of 2015.

Letourneau LLP offers mediation and arbitration services, an alternative to litigation. Call us to ask how we can assist you with your dispute resolution through a mediator or arbitrator.

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Kathy Kay as a paralegal, starting summer, 2011.