Kwame Abrefah graduated from York University (Toronto) with an Honours BA, followed by a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto. Kwame obtained a law degree from the University of Alberta. Kwame has worked with families throughout his adult life. He worked as a Regional Social Worker and Manager of Social Programs in the NWT. He also worked as Senior Manager responsible for Children Services in the Northeast Zone of the Central Alberta Child and Family Services.
Kwame is a recipient of Premier of Alberta Award of Excellence for successfully piloting the Success-In-School Initiative for children and youth in government care.
In our complex world, legal problems are often intertwined with problems in other areas, including psycho-social, medical and economic problems. Kwame's social work background helps him to combine his interpersonal and intervention skills with legal knowledge and practice skills to better serve clients. Kwame's problem-solving skills and creativity help him to collaborate with clients to resolve their issues appropriately.
Kwame understands how stressful legal matters can be, and he works hard to resolve his clients' issues in the most empathetic, practical and efficient way possible. Kwame encourages negotiation and the use of alternative dispute resolution services whenever feasible. However, he understands that there are some situations that demand litigation, and he is fully prepared to advocate zealously for his clients at any level of court.
British Columbia and Alberta
Normal Geographical Limits to Practice
Greater Edmonton Area
Speaks: Twi, Akan
Reads and/or Writes: Twi, Akan
Dispute Resolution Services
Home Visits and/or Visits to Institutionalized Clients
Accepts Collect Calls
Returns Long Distance Messages