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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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Specialized Areas of Law
Bill S-5: Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Amendments

In April 2022 the second reading of  Bill S-5, Strengthening Environmental Protection for a Healthier Canada Act was completed. On June 9th, the Bill was reviewed by the Senate Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment …

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Free Download for #NIPD2022

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day and we are offering a free download. LESA wishes to recognize and celebrate the heritage, language, cultural practices, spiritual beliefs, and contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. …

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LESA Update
Welcome back, Renee!

We are excited to say that Renee is back! After being on a maternity leave with her third daughter, Renee has returned to the LESA office in her role as the Strategic Initiatives Coordinator. Working …

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Criminal Law
Bill S-2 Amendments to Criminal Law COVID Grace Periods

In March of 2020, COVID-19 halted the court’s routine in-person delivery of services, and its system was adapted to a remote format. The suddenness of the pandemic led to a lack of clarity on how …

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Business LawCriminal LawReal Estate
“Lost Canadians” | Changes in Citizenship Law and Implications for Lawyers

Changes in citizenship law over the past decade have led to many people discovering that they are, in fact, Canadian citizens. The implications of these changes are far-reaching and have broad-based implications for lawyers – …

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Business LawCriminal Law
Criminal Inadmissibility: Double-Punishment Sentences and Punishment without Charge

Criminal convictions can have dire consequences for temporary or permanent residents of Canada. LESA is pleased to announce a new webinar for criminal lawyers and for business immigration lawyers (or lawyers whose clients have business …

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Wills and Estates
Surrogate Reform Training June 17, 2022

The Surrogate Rules, Alta Reg 130/1995, were recently amended to replace the existing NC forms with new GA forms and to permit electronic applications using a Surrogate Digital Service. Those amendments come into force on June …

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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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