Third Party Litigation Funding: Identifying Opportunities and Challenges

Guest Author: Dr. Rupak Sarma, Third Party Litigation Funding Researcher Canada has been facing access to justice problems and this is firstly, due to excessive cost of litigation and secondly, due to adverse costs that could be crippling factors for the lower and the middle class. One simply cannot pursue a lawsuit without additional financial input …

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New Resources | Business Issues in Family Law

Business issues frequently arise in family law matters, but some family lawyers may find themselves struggling to understand them or advance their clients’ interests. We recently broadcasted a two-part series on this topic chaired by Amanda Baretta, Latitude Family Law and joined by presenters Darryl Antel, Felesky Flynn LLP; Michelle Bailey, Moe Hannah LLP; Cameron …

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Administrative Law Update: Keynote from Supreme Court Justice Suzanne Côté

LESA is pleased to announce that Justice Suzanne Côté of the Supreme Court of Canada will deliver the keynote address in LESA’s “Administrative Law Update” this coming April, 2022. Offered as an in-person program in both Calgary and Edmonton, we encourage you to sign up early as space is limited. In her keynote address, Justice Suzanne Côté will engage …

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Free LESA Downloads in Support of Family Violence Prevention Month

November is Family Violence Prevention Month (FVPM) in Alberta. In support of FVPM, we are pleased to offer two of our related papers as FREE downloads throughout the month of November. Click the titles below, add to your cart, enter the code FVPM at the time of checkout, and proceed with your order to receive …

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Divorce Act Changes: What Family Lawyers Need to Know About Coercive Controlling Violence

The Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS) has launched their very first episode of the ACWS Legal Matters Podcast: Changes to the Divorce Act. Watch and/or listen by pressing play below and find out what legal professionals working in family law need to know about family violence and coercive control.   Domestic Violence Training for …

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A Career of Excellence | Prof. Tamara Buckwold

LESA wishes to thank Professor Tamara Buckwold (University of Alberta, Faculty of Law), a valued member and past-chair of the LESA Board of Directors, for her contributions to the Alberta legal landscape throughout her career. Professor Buckwold began her teaching career as as sessional lecturer in Saskatchewan before moving to Alberta and assuming a full …

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Welcome back, Ashley!

With dedicated professionals, creative thinkers, and a team of capable problem-solvers, LESA is a wonderful organization to work for. Over the coming months, we will be posting a feature on each of our staff members to share a little bit more about the incredible folks that work day in and day out to bring you …

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Cryptocurrency: Valuing and Dividing Crypto Assets in the Context of Family Law

Cryptocurrency is one of the latest assets confounding even the most senior family law litigators. As crypto becomes more commonplace, the issue of valuing and dividing crypto assets will become more common in the context of family law. You don’t have to be an expert on cryptocurrency to know how to value or divide it.   …

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AI and Your Legal Business

Do you understand the impact artificial intelligence can have on your legal services? The UAlberta Faculty of Extension and the Digital Law & Innovation Society are cohosting an upcoming program designed to assist legal professionals in understanding how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can support them in their work. Read on for details: In today’s society artificial …

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