The all-new LESA Library is an online, comprehensive, and searchable resource that provides valuable legal information to Alberta’s lawyers, articling students, and legal support staff. Organized by area of law, subscribers can access valuable resources related to their specific area(s) of practice as well as our practice management collection and content tailored to specialized areas of law.
Housed within an easy-to-navigate user interface, the all-new LESA Library now features improved searchability (including full-text search), newly added content, and the ability to view publications and program papers on an interactive PDF viewer.
See below for answers to some frequently asked questions.
What resources are available on the LESA Library?
The LESA Library provides you with Alberta-specific legal information you can access from anywhere, at anytime. The LESA Library includes access to over 1,000 LESA program papers from 2010 to the present as well as publications, checklists, editable samples and precedents, and fillable forms.
The LESA Library also includes the contents of the following LESA publications:
- Alberta Business Law Practice Manual
- Alberta Civil Practice Manual
- Alberta Family Law Practice Manual
- Alberta Real Estate Practice Manual
- Alberta Wills and Estates Practice Manual
- Alberta Surrogate Forms
- Alberta Foreclosure Forms
- Criminal Law Fundamentals
Note that publications that are only available in hardcopy are not available on the LESA Library. This includes the annual Alberta Labour Relations Board Reports, the Alberta Labour Code Practitioner’s Manual, and Alberta Wills and Estates Legislation. Publications can be purchased in hardcopy form here.
What is the difference between a full subscription and subscribing to one or two areas of law?
A full subscription to the LESA Library includes the practice manuals, papers, and resources from all six core areas of law, plus content from the specialized areas of law and practice management category. Alternatively, for most individual and firm subscriptions, you may choose to subscribe to one or two core areas of law. These subscriptions also include access to our specialized areas of law and practice management content. Our six core areas of law are: Business Law, Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Family Law, Real Estate, and Wills and Estates.
Note that firms of 20 lawyers and up must purchase a full subscription to the LESA Library.
What are the individual subscription options?
Individuals may purchase a LESA Library subscription to one, two, or all six core areas of law. An individual subscription for one area of law costs $495/year or $45/month. An individual subscription for two areas of law costs $745/year or $68/month. A full subscription to the LESA Library for an individual costs $895/year or $82/month. Note that GST is charged in addition to the subscription cost.
All subscriptions include our specialized areas of law and our practice management content.
What are the firm subscription options?
Firms are divided into tiers based on the total number of lawyers in their firm. We now have additional tiers available tailored to firm size. Note that law firms of 20 lawyers and over must purchase a full subscription to the LESA Library.