At a time when specialization has become the way most lawyers work, Stacy Maurier is a throwback to a bygone era. She is proudly able to handle not only drafting wills and estate documents, but can also incorporate a company, create unanimous share agreements, handle real estate transactions, and litigate if need be. These skills allow Stacy to take care of her clients from cradle to grave and to proficiently handle the issues that arise at any point during the estate, probate, or litigation process.
Stacy knew she wanted to be a lawyer since she was 12 years old. While attending the University of Alberta Law School, she spent her summers working at a law firm in Grande Prairie, Alberta where she acted as an agent for the Federal Crown and prosecuted traffic court offences. After graduating in 1999, she articled at the firm, was called to the Bar, and was offered a partnership opportunity.
Her then boyfriend, upon hearing about this offer, made his way from Legal, Alberta to her law office to make her an alternate partnership offer. This marriage proposal, took her out of Grande Prairie to Edmonton where Stacy worked as a lawyer for the Provincial Government and a local law firm. In 2011 Stacy and another local lawyer purchased Weary and Company Law Office from Bruce Weary Q.C and grew this law firm substantially. While Stacy enjoyed the variety of work at this general law firm, she aspired to practice only wills and estate law. Wanting to create a boutique law firm where she could fight for her clients while guaranteeing they were treated respectfully and fairly, Stacy founded Estate Connection—a law firm committed to helping our clients succeed in the areas of wills and estate law.
Stacy’s practice has evolved to handle both the legal needs and the hands-on work for both large and small estates. Her clients admire her direct approach and her experience in a wide range of circumstances. From children’s estates in Spain, to missing people, and families fighting over piles of cash under the sofa, nothing surprises her anymore. Her willingness to find solutions that are outside the box while maintaining her fantastic sense of humour and her ever present smile allow these complicated situations to be dealt with in a quick and efficient way. Stacy becomes not only her clients lawyer, but also their strategic advisor and confident.
In addition to practicing law, Stacy is past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association – solo and small practitioner national section, a past member of the Government of Alberta Second Level Management Appeal Board for opted out and excluded employees, a current Practice Assessor for for the Law Society of Alberta Practice Review Committee, and a current board member of the St. Albert Arts and Heritage Foundation. Stacy continues to contribute to the local community by presenting free workshops on wills, estates, and real estate issues, teaching bar admission courses, and working with young lawyers just starting out in the practice to help them provide legal services to our community.
On a more personal level, when Stacy is not watching her children play ringette at the local rink, she enjoys spending time quilting, reading and gardening.