About Us

Elaine Seifert, Q.C.


L.L.B. Dalhousie University, 1987. Called to the Alberta Bar, 1988. Pepperdine School of Law, 2003.  Appointed Queen's Counsel, 2005. Chartered Mediator,
ADR Institute Canada, 2009. Charted Arbitrator, ADR Institute Canada, 2014.


Elaine Seifert, Q.C. is a lawyer and specialist in alternative dispute resolution. She has more than 30 years’ experience as a lawyer in family law, civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution and now practices exclusively in the areas of mediation, facilitation, arbitration and conflict management. Her areas of focus include family law, healthcare disputes and small business conflicts.


Elaine is also actively involved the ADR community in Calgary. She is committed to educating the public in the use of conflict resolution processes and regularly presents seminars and trainings on conflict resolution processes for healthcare professions and private groups. 

Laurie McMurchie, Q.C.


B.A. University of Calgary, 1974L.L.B. University of Alberta, 1977. Called to the Alberta Bar, 1978. Appointed Queen's Counsel, 2007.


Laurie McMurchie, Q.C. is a lawyer specializing in resolving family law disputes through negotiation, mediation and arbitration, primarily in the area of family law. She has many years of experience with family law and hours of training in mediation and conflict management. With a legal background in litigation, she is experienced in helping clients conclude their family law disputes and has successfully represented clients in all levels of the Alberta courts.


Laurie acts as a consultant on the subject of pension division when marriages break down and helps clients understand their options, negotiate settlements and implement their agreements for the division of this asset.Laurie has been a frequent presenter for the Legal Education Society of Alberta, The Federation of Law Societies, and the Canadian Bar Association. As well, Laurie has conducted trainings in Interest-based Negotiation, Introductory and Advanced Collaborative Law.


Laurie has been recognized in the area of family law and alternative dispute-resolution by the publication “Best Lawyers in Canada”.