Doug practices exclusively in the area of Family Law.
He was instrumental in the conception and implementation of the Dispute Resolution Office, as well as the Association of Collaborative Family Lawyers, both in Calgary, Alberta. He served as a Bar Admission Course Family Law instructor since 1995. He has presented papers on behalf of the Legal Education Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association and the Federation of Law Societies National Family Law Program. He continues his involvement in the Dispute Resolution Officer Project, both on the steering committee and as a sitting Dispute Resolution Officer. Doug was a member of the Child Support Guideline Advisory Committee at the invitation of the Federal Department of Justice and served in that capacity for the five year existence of that committee.
Doug Moe Q.C. served as the Chair of the Calgary Branch of the Canadian Bar Association Family Law Section and was the National Chair of the Canadian Bar Association, Family Law Section for the 2005/2006 year. He is a past member of the Alberta Law Society’s Family Law Advisory Committee and has, at the invitation of both the Federal and Provincial Departments of Justice, provided advice in relation to proposed legislation. Doug sits on Alberta’s Family Justice Advisory Committee.
There has been an expression within the Alberta Family Bar for some time now in reference to a better way of dealing with Family Law cases. This philosophy is often referred to as practicing “Moe Law”.
In 1995 the Calgary Herald profiled Doug as a “Local Hero” in recognition of his work with two children’s charities in Calgary; the Children’s Cottage and Kamp Kiwanis.
Doug was recognized in Lexpert Legal Directory as a leading Family Law practitioner during the first ten years of the directory’s existence.
Doug sees the practice of Family Law as a “healing profession” and his passion is in helping families restructure their lives without unnecessary damage.