Edward McCann

Edward McCann

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Location:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Phone:
403-770-9336
Fax:
403-262-6552
Email:

Family lawyer, formerly schoolteacher and professor, Ed McCann has the experience and perspective that results from over four decades of experience with students, academics and clients. He earned an Honours B.A. in 1962 from Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, followed by his Diploma in Education in 1963 from the same institution. He taught at Rainey Endowed School in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland until 1968. In 1970 he earned his M.Ed. degree from the University of Wales, and his M.Sc. in 1977 from the University of Bradford in England.

From 1969 to 1984, Ed was a Professor of Educational Psychology at Stranmillis College in Belfast, and an accredited Professor of Educational Psychology at Belfast’s Queen’s University. He then changed both his career and his country, coming to Canada to earn a LL.B. degree from the University of Calgary in 1986. He first worked with the firm of McConnan, Bion O’Connor & Peterson in Victoria before joining Soby Boyden Lenz LLP in 1989, where he has since remained, becoming a partner in 1991.

Ed has litigated, in all levels of Court in Alberta, issues involving spousal and child support, custody and access, matrimonial and common law property division, international family law and child abduction, and same-sex relationships.

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Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

Education

  • University of Calgary Faculty of Law, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    • LL.B. - 1986
  • Mount Royal College Personal Fitness Trainer Program
  • Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    • B.A. - 1962
  • Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    • Diploma in Education - 1963
  • University of Wales
    • M.Ed. - 1970
  • University of Bradford in England
    • M.Sc. - 1977

Classes/Seminars

  • Teacher, Rainey Endowed School in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland, 1968
  • Professor of Educational Psychology, Stranmillis College in Belfast, 1969 - 1984
  • Accredited Professor, Educational Psychology at Belfast’s Queen’s University
  • Presenter, Canadian Bar Association National Conference, Calgary, 2007; Alternative and Contemporary Parenting Issues and the Law
  • Mentor, Student Legal Assistance (SLA), University of Calgary

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • South Alberta Canadian Bar Association, Family Law Subsection, President
  • International Academy of Family Lawyers, Fellow
  • Law Society of Alberta, Member
  • Canadian Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • McConnan, Bion O’Connor & Peterson in Victoria

Pro Bono Activities

  • Past Member, British Psychological Society
  • Past Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Calgary Law Day Committee
  • Board of Directors, Parents Anonymous/Children’s Cottage
  • Board of Directors, Calgary French and International School
  • Coach, James Bay Rugby Football Club of Victoria, and Calgary Irish Rugby Football Club
  • Coach, Canadian National Rugby Team
  • Coach, Western Canada High School, Calgary, 2008 - 2011