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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Navigating Media Relations for Lawyers
Does the thought of a scrum with reporters on the courthouse steps give you nightmares? Ever wonder why some lawyers always seem to be in the news? Is it even ethical to speak with the …
A Warm Welcome to New Law Society of Alberta President and President-Elect
On February 23, 2023, the Law Society of Alberta announced that Bill Hendsbee KC, will begin his term as the 2023-2024 President and Deanna Steblyk KC, will begin her term as the 2023-2024 President-Elect. Bill …
Renaming Alberta’s Provincial Court: Alberta Court of Justice
Effective April 1, 2023, the Provincial Court of Alberta will be renamed to the Alberta Court of Justice. Requested by the Provincial Court of Alberta, this change better “describes the relationship between our citizens and …
Demystifying the Voir Dire Process and Section 715.1 of the Criminal Code – with Shelley Moore
LESA’s upcoming Victorious Voir Dire: Section 715.1 Applications webinar broadcasts live on May 9. This webinar explores the process of a voir dire and discusses key elements of applications made under section 715.1 of the …
Volunteer Opportunity: Board of Directors
LESA is seeking to fill 3 vacancies on the Board of Directors for the upcoming term, commencing September 2023. As the primary provider of continuing legal education in the province, we serve the spectrum of …
Alberta Family Court Procedural Updates
Last week, the Alberta Court of King’s Bench announced several updates to family court process and procedures. Effective March 16, 2023, the Court of Kings’ Bench will be increasing the income eligibility cap from $70,000 …
Capacity Webinars this Spring
LESA is broadcasting three capacity-related webinars this spring. Scroll below for webinar details and links to register. The Impact of Alcohol on Legal Capacity Date: April 25, 2023 Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Price: $95 + …
Victorious Voir Dire | New Criminal Law Webinar
Victorious Voir Dire: Section 715.1 Applications will discuss key elements of an application under section 715.1 of the Criminal Code to admit pre-recorded video statements made by a person under the age of 18. Introducing evidence from a minor …