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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.

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Presenter Profile: Douglas H. Peterson | Advanced Legal Writing

With having practiced law for more than 20 years, Douglas H. Peterson now primarily works in corporate commercial law. Focusing on corporate structuring (both domestic and international) and international business transactions, Douglas works with his …

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Business LawCivil Litigation
Default Judgments in Collections

Guest Author: Dr. R. McKay White     When acting for a creditor on a debt, it is common for the debtor not to defend the claim. It is therefore valuable to know the most …

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Business LawCivil Litigation
Presenter Profile: Michael Styczen | Joint Ventures Webinar Series

LESA is pleased to have Michael Styczen, partner at DLA Piper (Canada) LLP present a three-part series on Joint Ventures for LESA this fall. Originally from Ontario and called to the bar in both Manitoba and …

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Business Law
A Look at Franchise Legislation in Alberta, and Beyond

Guest Author: Ellery Lew, Witten LLP Alberta was the first jurisdiction in Canada to pass franchise legislation. The first legislation was enacted in 1971.[1]  It was modelled after securities legislation and was focused on the …

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Wills and Estates
Registration is now open! Save your spot at LESA’s Refresher 2022: Wills and Estates

                Registration is now open for LESA’s Refresher 2022: Wills and Estates. Join us from April 30–May 2, 2022 in Banff, Alberta for an in-depth exploration of wills, estate …

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Practice Management
Presenter Profile: Brittany Koenig (Social Media Marketing for Legal Professionals)

If done well, social media marketing can be very effective. The land of social media can also be very daunting when considering factors such as how to post for search engine optimization, what to post …

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Real Estate
Real Estate CPD This Fall

If you are a real estate lawyer in Alberta, you won’t want to miss this post as we have some quality continuing legal education content coming your way. With a combination of program formats, including …

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LESA Update
Remembering The Honourable William Stevenson

LESA was saddened to hear of the passing of the Honourable William Alexander Stevenson, OC, LLD on July 7, 2021. Justice Stevenson had a remarkable legal career and was a prominent part of LESA’s history, …

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