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Business Law

The world of business law is full of complex and varied legal issues.  Explore programs and/or resources for topics such as:  mergers and acquisitions, securities, tax issues, reorganizations, succession, valuations, and more.

Civil Litigation

When your clients find themselves in disputes, you want to help resolve them as efficiently and effectively as possible. You need to be at the top of your game in civil procedure knowledge and civil advocacy skills. We can help with both. 

Criminal Law

As a crown prosecutor or criminal defence lawyer, you have dedicated yourself to serving and upholding our system of justice. Explore programs and/or resources for topics such as: sentencing, wiretaps, trials, search and seizure, cannabis, and more.

Family Law

We know that you regularly support clients during some of their most stressful and difficult times. Let us help support you. Explore programs and/or resources in a variety of family law topics such as: divorce, family property, experts, tax, and more.

Practice Management

Running a successful law practice requires a breadth of knowledge. From client development to client relations, file organization to law firm management, employee hiring to succession planning, stay on top of your game with LESA.

Real Estate

Any real estate transaction requires careful consideration of a variety of elements. Explore programs and/or resources for topics such as: mortgages, rural property, title insurance, tax issues, residential purchase contracts, and more.

Specialized Areas

LESA offers continuing legal education in a range of specialized areas of law. We offer programs and/or resources for topics such as: appellate practice, environmental law, labour and employment, privacy, technology law,  and more.

Wills and Estates

You help to give your clients peace of mind in your practice. You deserve the same. Explore programs and/or resources for topics such as: estate administration, drafting, surrogate forms, estate accounting, trusts, tax issues, and more.

LESA Blog

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Real Estate
Real Estate Law Practice Tips With Ryan D. Anderson QC, Partner at Huckvale LLP

Real estate law is one of the most widely practiced areas of law in Alberta. With the current housing and mortgage market hitting a 26.6% year-over-year spike this January,[1] the relevance of real estate law …

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LESA Update
Welcome, Hadrian Jiang | LESA’s Staff Lawyer

Hadrian joined the LESA team as Staff Lawyer in spring, 2022. He graduated from the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law in 2020. While in school, he was the VP Academic of the Law Students …

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Family Law
Meet the Faculty | Advanced Negotiation Techniques for Family Lawyers

If you practice in family law, you won’t want to miss out on our advanced program on the topic of negotiation techniques. Going beyond the basics of negotiation theory, we will explore the tensions between …

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Criminal LawFamily Law
Congratulations to the New Appointees to the Provincial Court of Alberta

The Provincial Court of Alberta has announced twelve new judicial appointments. Eight vacancies have been filled with four new positions created to meet the current workload due to the increasing number of criminal cases in …

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Wills and Estates
Notice of Discontinuance | LESA’s Alberta Surrogate Forms Publication

LESA’s Alberta Surrogate Forms publication will be discontinued as of June 15, 2022.   The Surrogate Rules, Alta Reg 130/1995, were recently amended to replace the existing NC forms with new GA forms and to permit …

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LESA Update
Welcome, Susan Emam | Summer Law Student at LESA

LESA is pleased to welcome and introduce our new part-time summer law student, Susan Emam. Susan will be with us for the next several months and will be helping us with her legal research and …

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LESA Update
Thank You to All LESA Volunteers

It is no hidden secret that LESA cannot do the work that we do without the generous contributions of time, talent, and expertise from our many volunteers. The gratitude we feel towards our volunteers is …

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LESA Update
Celebrating Diversity in the Alberta Legal Profession | Ronke Omorodion

This post is part of a series celebrating diversity and telling the stories of various members of the Alberta legal profession. If you, or someone you know, has an interesting story to share, please connect …

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