Tuesday, September 14, 2010  
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Quote of the Week
“Most of my best friends are over 70 years old.”
- Wendy Zack  
- on museum memories   


When you think of lawyers in the Crowsnest Pass, one familiar name comes to mind, Doug Young Law Office, practicing law here for more than 30 years.
Young grew up in Swift Current, Saskatchewan and upon graduation began a career in the RCMP. In a program similar to one in the Canadian Armed Forces, the RCMP sponsored his academic pursuits in law at the University of Saskatoon from 1972 to 1975.
In 1979 Young moved to the Crowsnest Pass and opened a law firm with Stuart King named, King and Young, in west Blairmore. The partnership lasted for 13 years.
In 1992 Young purchased the office on 21st Avenue Blairmore from the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass when it moved to Coleman and for the past 18 years has been offering his legal skills specializing primarily in corporate, real estate and estate law.
After running solo, Douglas G. Young Professional Corporation and North and Company have announced the merger of their law practices. The new practice will operate out of the Young building on 21 Ave. Blairmore and will run under the North and Company name with fellow lawyer Valerie Saje.
According to Young, “my hope is that as retirement approaches, this merger will allow my clients an effective transitional period.” Young plans on working a minimum of 3 years with the new practice and feels that this merger will provide his clients with even better legal service. Young notes, “Law has become so intricate that it is hard for any lawyer to practice general law. If you look at firms today, they are made up of numerous lawyers who practice specific sections of the law.” Now that Young has merged with North and Company he feels that he can offer his clientele this service. “When you come to me for legal advice, you now have access to 15 other lawyers within the firm.”
North and Company has been offering legal advice in the community for 30 years and has 15 lawyers in 9 offices in Southern Alberta. Saje is, “pleased and looking forward to working together with Doug and getting to know his clients . It’s a win-win situation for the entire community.”
The new office will have the same familiar faces of Milka Bailey and Julie Boake, along with Saje and her legal assistant Jan Fabro. Young notes, “it’s a new future for me and I look forward to offering my clients a new and extended service, as I phase out my career toward retirement.”
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