Our firm was born in 2002, when two experienced lawyers, Randi Arnot and Dan Heffernan, decided to merge their practices and opened Arnot Heffernan Law Office. The firm has grown steadily since then, and moved into a newly constructed office building in 2009. Brent Slobodian, who joined the firm in 2008, became a partner in 2013, and the name of the firm was changed to Arnot Heffernan Slobodian. The firm now comprises three lawyers, with a support staff of four administrative assistants and paralegals. Our firm is committed to helping each client find a solution that meets his or her specific, individual needs.
Ms. Randi Arnot is a partner in the firm. Randi graduated from the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan in 1983, completed her articles in Regina, and has been in private practice in Prince Albert since 1984. She received her training in mediation in 1987 with CDR Assoc. of Boulder, Colorado, and advanced training in Comprehensive Family and Divorce Mediation in 1997. Randi obtained further training in Collaborative Law in 2003. She is active in Prince Albert and surrounding area as a lawyer, mediator, collaborative lawyer, and arbitrator. She remains a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Conflict Resolution Saskatchewan, Collaborative Lawyers of Saskatchewan Inc. (past president) and the Prince Albert Bar Association (past president). Randi is one of a few lawyers in the province presently appointed to act as Counsel for the Child, representing children in child protection matters.
Randi’s practice is primarily focused on resolving issues arising from Separation and Divorce, Wills and Estate Planning, Employment Law, and Business Law. Randi has over 30 years of experience in litigation, negotiation, and mediation. Randi is part of a core group in Prince Albert commencing an interdisciplinary collaborative practice, working with divorce coaches and financial planners. This allows Randi to offer you information about your child’s needs and also your future financial needs as a result of separation and divorce.
Her community involvement includes serving as a board member of: Saskatchewan Opportunities Corporation, Representative in the Senate of the University of Regina, Prince Albert Co-Operative Health Centre, the Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women, the National Council of Women of Canada, and the Prince Albert Economic Development Board. She is also a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Practitioners, the Canadian Bar Association, Family Mediation Canada, Conflict Resolution Saskatchewan, and the Prince Albert Bar Association.
Randi has been active in the community for many years, being involved in economic development, health services, and organizations addressing social issues. Randi was honoured as a recipient of the YWCA Women of Distinction Award in 2001 for her contribution to her community and profession, particularly in the areas of separation and divorce law, and mediation. Randi was one of the 2016 nominees for the Pro Bono Law Services Award for her volunteer time at the Pro Bono Law clinic and her representing children in protection cases.
Randi has published articles and presented seminars for the legal profession on a variety of topics including: current issues related to determining income in complex scenarios, preparing clients for litigation or negotiation, current family property issues, and the use of collaborative process to increase access to justice.
Randi enjoys helping people plan for the future with a view to reducing: cost, stress, uncertainty, and possible conflict for their family members. In the event of the breakdown of marriage or relationship, or in the event of conflict among siblings regarding an estate, Randi helps people to have respectful, but necessary discussion during difficult transitions. The focus is to help preserve relationships for children or family members, preserve your net worth, and maximize outcome
Daniel B. (“Dan”) Heffernan was born in Rosetown, Saskatchewan and has lived and worked in the province his entire life. Dan attended the University of Saskatchewan, receiving an undergraduate honours degree in Archaeology in 1980, and a law degree in 1984. He moved to Prince Albert in 1985, and has practiced law in P.A. for the past 31 years.
Dan’s primary areas of practice include real estate, business and corporate law, wills and estates, and administrative law. He has represented individual and corporate clients from across Saskatchewan, as well as a number of non-profit and charitable organizations. He is a long-time member of the Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association, and a past District Governor and past President of the Association.
Dan has been an active volunteer in a variety of community organizations and events:
Dan has been a fan of puzzles his entire life, and this was part of his attraction to the legal profession. He believes that solving a legal problem is much like solving a puzzle – you need to find the right pieces and put them together in the right order to create the finished solution for the client
Brent P. Slobodian was admitted as a lawyer to the Law Society of Saskatchewan in 2009, following the completion of his law degree and B.A. (Hon.) in Political Studies from the University of Saskatchewan. Brent moved to Prince Albert in 2008 to complete his articles, remaining within the community and developing his practice at the firm where he is now a partner with Randi Arnot and Daniel Heffernan.
Brent has a practice primarily focused on criminal law litigation. He has appeared in the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan as well as at the Court of Queen’s Bench in numerous locations across the province. Brent also maintains a general practice which includes family law, family services or child protection law, and wills and estates.
Brent has been a member of the Trial Lawyers of Saskatchewan and the Collaborative Lawyers of Saskatchewan, receiving his training to become a collaborative lawyer in 2010, and is a member of the local Prince Albert Bar Association.
Dan Heffernan – Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association
Randi Arnot – Collaborative Lawyers of Saskatchewan & Accredited Mediator