A long-time family-owned law firm in Swift Current will be part of a big merger next month. 

Nimegeers Carlson Law Firm, owned and operated by a father-daughter duo, will be transitioning to join Stringam Law as of April 1.  

Owner Carla Carlson is excited to continue offering the same services to their current clients as well as to expand their operations in the shift.  

“This is great news for Swift Current and our surrounding area because it's bringing tremendous resources in terms of more legal capacity, which is very much needed in our community,” she said. "It also makes our law firm a full-service law firm so we can attend to all needs of our clients. That was a little bit limited before because we were a boutique firm focusing primarily on solicitors practice, so we didn't sue people and we didn't do contested type matters, but now we're broadening." 

Alex Laird and his team at Stringam in Swift Current, currently located in the Innovation Centre, will be joining Carlson and Nimegeers at Central Avenue North this summer. 

The two entities have engaged in conversation around merging for the past year, following the local lawyers brainstorming the best way to ensure succession and a long lifespan of their deeply rooted southwest legacy. After determining their core values aligned, the transition is coming to fruition.

Clifford Nimegeers has practiced law in Swift Current since 1966 building a healthy background and successful business. While the firm was established in 1998, Carlson joined in 2003 and it became Nimegeers Carlson Law Firm as it's known today.  

Stringam opened its first office in 1913 in Alta., where most of its nine firms are still located. However, the regional firm is rapidly expanding into B.C. and Sask. 

Both establishments are client oriented and strive to come up with innovative solutions and unique problem solving. Carlson described Stringam as an extremely vibrant firm with strength and stability that will benefit clients.  

“For our existing clients, there's really not going to be any change except for the name on the letterhead,” Carlson said. “We'll still be their lawyers and we'll still be here in the years to come.”