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Discounts on Webinars for Spring

Starting on May 4th, the LESA team launched our first-ever webinar series. The Spring 2020 Webinar Series is well underway, and we are so pleased to see the positive response to our new form of program delivery. Here are a few comments from past attendees of our May webinars:

This has been an excellent update in unusual times – very valuable.”

 

I love the ease of the Zoom webinar.”

 

The speaker was entertaining and engaging. The material presented was relevant and helpful.”

We thank you for your continued support and wish to express ours as we navigate the current times. Spots are still available in our discounted spring webinars. Scroll below for our upcoming titles and dates. Click the link in the title for more details and to register. Discounted pricing on webinars will be available for a limited time only.

 

Employment Law Primer

Date: May 26, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Price: $95 + GST $29 + GST

Presenter: Roger S. Hofer QC, Neuman Thompson

 

 

Vagueness and Ambiguity in Contracts

Date: May 27, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Price: $95 + GST $29 + GST

Presenter: Douglas H. Peterson, Douglas H. Peterson Professional Corporation

 

 

Amendments to the Divorce Act: Understanding Parenting and Relocation

Date: June 3, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Price: $95 + GST $29 + GST

Presenter: John-Paul E. Boyd QC, John-Paul Boyd Arbitration Chambers

 

 

Drafting Effective Memos

Date: June 8, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Price: $95 + GST $29 + GST

Presenter: Douglas H. Peterson, Douglas H. Peterson Professional Corporation

 

 

The Expanding Meaning of “Other Cause”: Support Entitlements of Adult Children

Date: June 10, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Price: $95 + GST $29 + GST

Presenter: John-Paul E. Boyd QC, John-Paul Boyd Arbitration

 

Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act Accounting

Date: June 11, 2020

Time: 9:00 AM–10:00 AM

Price: $95 + GST $29 + GST

Presenter: Gordon P. VanderLeek, VanderLeek Law

 

 

 

 

 

Cybersecurity for Lawyers

Date: June 15, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Price: $95 + GST  $29 + GST

Co-Presenters: Elizabeth Aspinall, Law Society of Alberta | Nathan Lee, CompuVision

 

 

Be sure to check out LESA.org/webinars often and watch for more information about upcoming June webinars.

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NEW! 4-Month Subscriptions to the LESA Library

 

 

LESA is pleased to offer new LESA Library subscription options to assist you in these uncertain times. We know that many have migrated to working remotely, and some have pivoted their focus and are working in new practice areas. The LESA Library allows you to access electronic Alberta-specific legal information from anywhere, at anytime. Access substantive and current legal information as well as checklists, editable precedents, fillable forms, practice management tips, and so much more. Plus, LESA Library subscribers get access to hundreds of program papers from 2010 to present, available as downloadable PDFs.

The LESA Library is typically an annual subscription. However, until June 30, 2020, subscribe for as low as $195 + GST and access all that the LESA Library offers in a discounted 4-month subscription.

The Library also includes the contents of the following LESA publications in encyclopedia-style articles and downloadable PDF files:

Practice Manuals:
Fundamental Series:

4-month subscriptions can be purchased individually or for a firm, please see below. Firm subscription rates are based on the number of registered users, where every lawyer who has been called to the bar in Alberta is registered as a distinct user in the LESA Library.

Click the applicable option to subscribe or renew online today!

4-Month Single User | $195 + GST

4-Month 2–10 Users | $445 + GST

4-Month 11–25 Users | $895 + GST

4-Month 26–50 Users | $1,545 + GST

51+ Users | Inquire at info@lesa.org

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FREE! Career Development Webinar Series

There is no doubt that these last several weeks have brought much change and uncertainty. Many have migrated to working remotely, some have pivoted to working in new practice areas, and some are searching for new opportunities. We understand these times are trying. The LESA team is dedicated to providing continuing legal education, and we want to assist you as best we can as you navigate taking new steps forward.

With change comes new opportunity, and we are excited to announce our collaboration with ASSIST to deliver a series of free webinars. With a focus on practice management and personal development skills, this series is designed for lawyers and articling students, and will deliver practical tips and strategies to help you leverage new opportunities in your career. We thank you for your continued support, and want to express ours during these uncertain times.

We are pleased to announce this webinar series is complimentary. Click on the links below for more details and to register.

 

 

 

 

A Lawyer’s Guide to Effective Networking

Date: May 29, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Price: Complimentary

Co-Presenters: Ronda Nedelec, zag and Sanjiv Parmar, Parmar Law

 

 

How to Make it Past the First Cut: What Recruiters and Employers are Looking For

Date: June 5, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Price: Complimentary

Presenter: Alison Bennett, The Counsel Network

 

 

Opening Your Own Shop: What you Need to Know Before Hanging your Shingle

Date: June 12, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Price: Complimentary

Presenter: Donna Moore, Law Society of Alberta

 

 

 

 

 

For additional resources to keep you up-to-date while working remotely, check out LESA’s available electronic resources.

Click here to see our calendar of upcoming May webinars.

 

 

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Judicial Appointments to Provincial Court of Alberta

LESA congratulates the seven new judges appointed to the Provincial Court of Alberta on April 17, 2020:
The Honourable Judge Jeffrey Champion | Edmonton Region
The Honourable Judge Tracy Davis | Calgary Family and Youth Division
The Honourable Judge Carole Godfrey | Edmonton Criminal Division
The Honourable Judge Francine Roy | Edmonton Criminal Division
The Honourable Judge Brandy Shaw | Calgary Criminal Division
The Honourable Judge Robin Snider | Central Region
The Honourable Judge Eric Tolppanen | Calgary Criminal Division
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Discounted Webinar Series Now Available

The LESA team is dedicated to providing you with timely and topical continuing legal education. We thank you for your continued support, and want to express ours during these uncertain times. We are pleased to announce discounted pricing on the launch of our Spring 2020 Webinar Series.

Bookmark this page and be sure to check back often. New LESA webinars will be posted as they become available. For additional resources to keep you up-to-date while working remotely, check out LESA’s available electronic resources.

Click here to see our calendar of upcoming webinars.

 

Practicing Family Law During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Date: May 4, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM–1:30 PM

Price: $125 + GST  $29 + GST

Presenter: John-Paul E. Boyd QC

 

 

 

 

Issues to Watch Out for in Residential Real Estate Transactions

Date: May 5, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Price: $95 + GST  $29 + GST

Presenter: Jeffrey V. Kahane

 

 

 

 

 

AISH Update

Date: May 6, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM–2:00 PM

Price: $95 + GST  $29 + GST

Presenter: Gordon P. VanderLeek

 

 

 

 

Managing Civil Litigation Matters During COVID-19

Date: May 12, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Price: $95 + GST  $29 + GST

Co-Presenters: Andrew P. Wilson and Kaila Eadie

 

 

Bookmark this page (LESA.org/webinars) and watch for more information about these upcoming May webinars:

  • COVID-19 Case Law: Family Law in the Age of the Coronavirus | John-Paul E. Boyd QC | May 13
  • Practicing Wills & Estates Law During the COVID-19 Pandemic | Doris C.E. Bonora QC | May 14
  • Remote Resolution: Addressing Applications that Aren’t Urgent | John-Paul E. Boyd QC | May 20
  • Capacity 101 | Dr. Irene Liu | May 21
  • Employment Law Primer | Roger S. Hofer QC | May 26
  • Vagueness and Ambiguity in Contracts | Douglas H. Peterson | May 27

JUNE

 

Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act Accounting

Date: June 11, 2020

Time: 9:00 AM–10:00 AM

Price: $95 + GST  $29 + GST

Presenter: Gordon P. VanderLeek

 

Bookmark this page (LESA.org/webinars) and watch for more information about these upcoming June webinars:

  • Amendments to the Divorce Act: Understanding Parenting and Relocation | John-Paul E. Boyd QC | June 3
  • Drafting Effective Memos | Douglas H. Peterson | June 8
  • The Expanding Meaning of “Other Cause”: Support Entitlements of Adult Children | John-Paul E. Boyd QC | June 10
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10% off an Electronic Resource

Be the first to know about new LESA programs and resources! The LESA E-List is a periodic email giving you advanced and instant access to all that’s new and notable with LESA. As a member of the list, you will have priority access to program registrations and will be the first to know when new resources become available. We promise to appear in your inbox only when we have something of value to offer. As a gift upon sign-up, we want to welcome you with 10% off any one electronic resource.

Click here to join the list today!

 


 

Check out LESA’s Electronically Available Resources

mini Seminars on Demand

Seminars on Demand

New this year, we now offer mini Seminars on Demand. Select individual presentations from past programs are now available online, allowing you to pick and choose the topics that best fit your educational needs. Check out our newly added mini Seminars on Demand:

Program: Family Property Act3 presentations available
Program: Impaired Driving | 5 presentations available
Program: Provincial Court Civil Practice | 6 presentations available
Program: Advanced Family Law Issues for Paralegals | 5 presentations available

 

NEW! mini Seminars on Demand | $95 + GST per presentation

 

Program Papers

Select papers from our recent programs are available for download in Adobe PDF format. These papers expand your substantive law knowledge and increase your confidence. Click on a practice area below to search available papers by title or author.

Business LawCivil LitigationCriminal LawFamily Law; Legal Support StaffOther; Real EstateWills & Estates

Instantly access topical, Alberta-specific legal information.

 

Publications

No law library would be complete without the LESA Practice Manual series. These critical titles provide in-depth coverage in specific areas of law and are a useful resource for both junior and senior legal practitioners. Our Fundamentals provide a broad and comprehensive overview of specific areas of law and practice in Alberta. They are a useful resource for practitioners as well as articling students. Electronically available titles will be sent to the email address provided at checkout.

Coming soon! Updates to the Alberta Family Law Practice Manual are nearly complete which will reflect recent legislative changes to the Family Property Act and the Divorce Act. Click here to subscribe today!

LESA Library

The LESA Library provides you with Alberta-specific legal information you can access from anywhere, at anytime. Checklists, editable precedents, fillable forms, practice management tips, and so much more are just a click away.

Did you know that LESA Library subscribers get access to hundreds of program materials, the entire Practice Manual series, and so much more? With prices starting at just $795 + GST (for an annual subscription) you can get instant access to topical, Alberta-specific resources to help you excel in your practice. Learn more at LESA.org/library

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COVID-19 and LESA Programs

In light of recent developments, LESA has postponed all programs scheduled from March 14 to June 30, 2020. Registrants for all programs scheduled during this time have been sent an email with additional information. Our office is now closed, with our staff currently working from remote. If you have any questions, please contact us by emailing info@lesa.org

Postponed programs, include:

  1. Commercial Real Estate for Legal Support Staff, scheduled to run in Calgary on March 17
  2. Family Law Trial Fundamentals, scheduled to run in Calgary on March 18
  3. Dealing with Difficult Conversations, scheduled to run in Edmonton on March 20
  4. Rules of Court 2020, scheduled to run in Calgary on April 1 and Edmonton on April 7
  5. Corporate Law Fundamentals, scheduled to run in Calgary on April 2 and Edmonton on April 8
  6. Commercial Real Estate – Leasing, scheduled to run in Calgary on April 16 and Edmonton on April 23
  7. Basic Collaborative Law, scheduled to run in Edmonton on April 23–25
  8. Managing Wills & Estates Matters, scheduled to run in Lake Louise on May 1
  9. 53rd Annual Refresher: Wills & Estates, scheduled to run in Lake Louise on May 2–4
  10. Mediation of Family & Divorce Conflicts, scheduled to run in Calgary on May 11–15
  11. Apps & Ale, scheduled to run in Edmonton on May 26
  12. Young Lawyers Conference, scheduled to run in Calgary on May 28–29
  13. Rural and Real Property Issues, scheduled to run in Red Deer on May 29
  14. Board Governance, scheduled to run in Edmonton on June 3
  15. 38th Annual Intensive Advocacy, scheduled to run in Calgary on June 8–13

We have worked quickly, though, and have rescheduled the following programs:

  1. Mediation of Family & Divorce Conflicts (November 9–13, 2020)
  2. Managing Wills & Estates Matters (October 23, 2020)
  3. 53rd Annual Refresher: Wills & Estates (October 24–26, 2020)
  4. 38th Annual Intensive Advocacy (new date coming June 2021)

More details will be posted soon.

The health and safety of our faculty, attendees, and staff (and their families) is LESA’s top priority. We hope everyone remains healthy and well during this time.

We look forward to seeing you at upcoming programs and we truly appreciate your continued support.

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Student Base Camp

Articling week is next week! If you are a law student interviewing in Edmonton next week (February 18-21), the LESA office will be set up to provide you with an interview base camp.  With the help of Alberta Lawyers’ Assist, we have got you covered for a garment malfunction, a phone that needs charging, a coffee craving that needs satisfying – plus we offer an office full of friendly faces. We would love to have you make the LESA office your home base. See you next week!