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Explore programs, resources, and on-demand programs by area of law.

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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LESA Update
Student Discounts on LESA Programs and Resources

  LESA is dedicated to providing top-notch continuing legal education. We are pleased to offer student discounts on most programs, on-demand programs, as well as the complete LESA Library for law students and students-at-law. We …

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Civil Litigation
Third Party Litigation Funding: Identifying Opportunities and Challenges

Guest Author: Dr. Rupak Sarma, Third Party Litigation Funding Researcher Canada has long faced systemic barriers in realizing access to justice. One such significant barrier is the cost of litigation, in terms of both a party’s …

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Family Law
New Resources | Business Issues in Family Law

Business issues frequently arise in family law matters, but some family lawyers may find themselves struggling to understand them or advance their clients’ interests. We recently broadcasted a two-part series on this topic chaired by …

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Civil Litigation
Administrative Law Update: Keynote from Supreme Court Justice Suzanne Côté

LESA is pleased to announce that Justice Suzanne Côté of the Supreme Court of Canada will deliver the keynote address in LESA’s “Administrative Law Update” this coming April, 2022. Offered as an in-person program in both Calgary …

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Family LawLESA Update
Free LESA Downloads in Support of Family Violence Prevention Month

November is Family Violence Prevention Month (FVPM) in Alberta. In support of FVPM, we are pleased to offer two of our related papers as FREE downloads throughout the month of November. Click the titles below, …

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Family Law
Divorce Act Changes: What Family Lawyers Need to Know About Coercive Controlling Violence

The Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS) has launched their very first episode of the ACWS Legal Matters Podcast: Changes to the Divorce Act. Watch and/or listen by pressing play below and find out what …

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LESA Update
A Career of Excellence | Prof. Tamara Buckwold

LESA wishes to thank Professor Tamara Buckwold (University of Alberta, Faculty of Law), a valued member and past-chair of the LESA Board of Directors, for her contributions to the Alberta legal landscape throughout her career. …

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Family Law
November is Family Violence Prevention Month

November is Family Violence Prevention Month (FVPM) in Alberta and this year’s theme is #WhereToTurn. Did you know that Alberta has the third highest rate of self-reported spousal violence in Canada? Throughout the month of …

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