At Brownlee LLP, we are committed to doing our part to help limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) without sacrificing our excellent level of service and responsiveness to our clients’ needs. As we take preventative measures to mitigate spreading the virus, our lawyers remain prepared to accept new files and continue work with ongoing matters.

It is prudent for the firm to implement safety measures to protect the health and safety of our lawyers, staff, clients, and suppliers.

As such, the Edmonton and Calgary offices are closed to the public. Email, telephone, and video conferencing are now the primary channels of communication for our clients with their lawyer instead of in-person meetings. Many of our lawyers and staff are working remotely and all have access to the necessary tools and resources. Also, note that direct phone calls to lawyer offices are being re-routed to their respective remote work locations.

If you require a meeting with your lawyer, in-person or otherwise, please contact them directly to coordinate the details.

We have also undertaken the following measures:

  • A limited skeleton staff is working out of our offices and has the necessary resources to assist our remote workers.
  • The main office phone lines in Edmonton (780-497-4800) and Calgary (403-232-8300) will continue to be answered.
  • Lawyers and staff who are working at our offices are required to provide proof of vaccination.
  • People who work in, or visit, our offices are required to follow all recommended hygiene and social distancing practices and protocols as set forth by provincial and municipal regulations. These protocols include wearing masks, maintaining physical distances, and frequent hand washing.

The following policies are also in place for clients and visitors to our offices:

  • Clients or visitors to our offices must be met and escorted up the elevator by a member of our firm.
  • All clients and visitors must:
    o Complete, date and sign our COVID Visitor Safety Sign-In Form.
    o Provide proof of identification and either proof of vaccination, or proof of a medical exemption and a negative PCR or rapid test. The tests must be conducted no more than 72 hours prior to their arrival at the office.
  • A mask will be provided to clients or visitors if they do not have one.
  • A distance of two meters should be maintained throughout the visit.

 As the COVID-19 situation and mitigation measures can change day by day, rest assured that our Executive Committee continues to meet on a regular basis to review the latest trends concerning the outbreak and discuss how to provide services to our clients while protecting the health and safety of all involved.

If you have any concerns or questions with respect to our response to this pandemic, or how this may affect your legal issues and our service, please contact your regular lawyer at our firm.

Please click on the client resources link on this page for information that we have developed to help our clients with challenges that they may be facing arising from this pandemic.

We wish you, your colleagues, and your family the best during these challenging times, and we remain committed to maintaining high levels of accessibility and responsiveness.


Thomas D. Marriott, Q.C.
Managing Partner