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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.


Keep up with the latest news and LESA updates

Civil LitigationSpecialized Areas of Law
New Program Announcement | Practice Foundations: Judicial Reviews
Focusing on the early years of a judicial review practice, this program will explore the law of judicial review. It will also delve into the mechanics and procedure of judicial reviews, including statutory and common
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Business LawCivil Litigation
LESA’s Corporate/Commercial Refresher: Transactions and Litigation
Registration for LESA’s Corporate/Commercial Refresher: Transactions and Litigation is now open. This conference is designed for solicitors and litigators and will take place in Lake Louise, Alberta from May 2-5, 2024. Program Details Date: May
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Civil LitigationWills and Estates
Updates From the Court of King’s Bench of Alberta
The Court of King’s Bench of Alberta has recently announced the expansion of the King’s Bench Filing Digital Service – Civil and the requirements to utilize the Surrogate Digital Service (“SDS”). Effective November 15, 2023,
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Business LawUpdates in Law
Bill C-244: Amending the “Right to Repair”
Bill C-244 has recently been passed in the House of Commons to support the right to repair under the Copyright Act (the “Act”). The enactment seeks to amend the Copyright Act to allow the circumvention
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Business Law
New LESA Paper: Capacity Assessments and the Commercial Solicitor
Protecting a client always requires considering their individual circumstances, including capacity. LESA’s newly available paper, “Capacity Assessments and the Commercial Solicitor” outlines the obligations of a commercial solicitor to assess capacity under contract law and
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Specialized Areas of Law
Materials Available | Practice Foundations: PPSA
LESA’s Practice Foundations series continues with materials from our January 2023 webinar, “PPSA: What Lawyers Need to Know”. It is important that commercial solicitors and litigators understand the operation of the Personal Property Security Act (PPSA) to
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Civil Litigation
Materials Now Available | Litigating Fatal Accidents Act Claims
Materials from LESA’s Litigating Fatal Accidents Act Claims: A Primer are now available on the LESA Library, or for purchase in the LESA shop. Wrongful death claims are very similar to personal injury claims in terms
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Updates in Law
Honourable Justice Mary T. Moreau – Appointed to Supreme Court of Canada
The Government of Canada announced the appointment of the Honourable Justice Mary T. Moreau to the Supreme Court of Canada. Chief Justice Moreau completed her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta. In 1980,
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