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Program Feature: Estate Planning for the Average Wealth Client

Estate Planning for the Average Wealth Client

Join program chair Robert Mendenhall and a distinguished faculty of estate planning professionals for Estate Planning for the Average Wealth Client in Edmonton (November 29) or Calgary (December 6).


ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Review estate planning strategies and their applications in specific, complex situations, such as those involving minor heirs, adult dependent family members, persons with disabilities, and blended families. Gain valuable tips for managing client expectations when complex situations arise. Build your practice as you review substantive content.

Additional topics include:

  • basic tax issues as they relate to estate planning;
  • recent changes in wills and estates legislation as they relate to estate planning;
  • evolving roles and responsibilities of executors and trustees;
  • gifting to charities; and
  • discretionary and other trusts, including drafting considerations.

MEET THE FACULTY

Chair

Robert Mendenhall | Richardson GMP Limited | Edmonton

As part of the Tax & Estate Planning Team, Robert works closely with clients and their investment advisor to identify solutions that address clients’ overall wealth planning needs. Once clients have a clear understanding of their planning needs, he focuses on helping clients and their professional advisors implement the selected solutions.

Robert is a lawyer with several years of experience. Before coming to Richardson GMP, Robert worked at other financial institutions advising clients on trust, estate, and tax planning. Prior to that, he was a partner in a law firm. Robert obtained his Juris Doctor from the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan. Later, he obtained a Masters of Law degree from J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University. Read more.

Faculty

Sylvia A. Carruthers | Barrister and Solicitor | Calgary

Sylvia Carruthers is a lawyer experienced in providing advice and solutions to lawyers who are seeking to improve the management of their law practice to achieve compliance with law society regulations and add efficiency to their management of a successful legal practice. Sylvia held the position of Counsel, Practice Review for the Law Society of Upper Canada, and upon moving to Alberta has carried on a private practice, as well as acting as Counsel, Practice Management for the Law Society of Alberta for 8 months. Through this experience, she has acquired a solid knowledge of Law Society requirements. Read more.
Mandy England | Dentons Canada LLP | Edmonton

Mandy England is a member of the Trusts, Estates and Wealth Preservation group, with a practice focused on estate planning, estate litigation, and trusts. She is experienced in handling litigation related to estates, trusts, and guardianships, including contested wills, breach of trust claims, guardianship disputes, and variation of trusts. Mandy also works with clients in developing personalized estates plans; planning, varying, and amending trusts; and in dealing with probate and administrative matters. She drafts Enduring Power of Attorney and Personal Directives to deal with incapacity or illness prior to death and acts for clients who need to make an application for an appointment of guardians and trustees. Read more.
Michael Klaray | Duncan Craig LLP | Edmonton

Michael Klaray practices exclusively in the firm’s Estate Solutions practice group and is co-chair of the group. Michael’s estate experience includes:

  • Estate planning through the preparation of Wills, Personal directives, Powers of Attorneys, and Trusts.
  • Estate administration and the representation and advising of executors, administrators, and beneficiaries.
  • Estate litigation which includes challenges to Wills and Powers of Attorney, variation of trusts, family relief applications, as well as representing and advising individuals with claims against an estate.
  • Adult incapacity, including matters related to powers of attorney, personal directives, guardianship, and trusteeship.

Read more.
Jason Stephan | CA Tax Law | Red Deer

Jason is both a tax lawyer and a chartered accountant (now chartered professional accountant). Jason’s main area of expertise is providing legal tax structuring for private businesses and their owners. Prior to returning home to Central Alberta, Jason advised on a wide spectrum of tax matters at both a national law firm and a tax boutique law firm in Calgary. More recently, prior to starting CA Tax Law, Jason was the tax partner of a respected business law firm in Red Deer. Read more.
Shelley E. Waite TEP | McLeod Law LLP | Calgary

Shelley practices wills, estates and succession planning with a focus on U.S. / cross-border planning, elder law, represented adult law and estate litigation. Shelley advises clients on a range of wills and estate matters and works closely with her clients to protect their interests and manage their risks. She is well versed and experienced with the new Wills and Succession Act and the Adult Guardianship & Trusteeship Act. Read more.

 

REGISTER ONLINE

Join us for Estate Planning for the Average Wealth Client in Edmonton (November 29) or Calgary (December 6). For more information, read the program brochure.

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Program Feature: Labour and Employment Law Update

 

Labour and Employment Law Update

Join us for Labour and Employment Law Update in Edmonton (November 30) or Calgary (December 5), and addresses significant legislative changes in both employment and labour law.


ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Recent changes to the Alberta Labour Relations Code and the Employment Standards Code have already affected the practice of labour and employment law in Alberta. Understanding the new statutory framework is key to providing practical, useful advice to clients.

Discover how to effectively, competently advise clients on complex and sensitive issues that arise in this area of law. Learn useful strategies, tips, and practice guidelines from a seasoned panel of lawyers representing various perspectives, including those of management, unions, employers, and employees.

To learn more about this program, view the brochure.

MEET THE FACULTY

Co-Chairs

Roger Hofer QC | Neuman Thompson | Edmonton

Raylene Y. Palichuk | Neuman Thompson | Edmonton

 

Faculty

Alison Adam | McLennan Ross LLP | Calgary

Clayton Cook | McGown Cook | Calgary

Maurice Dransfeld | McLennan Ross LLP | Edmonton

Tami Friesen | Nugent Law Office | Edmonton

Laura Inglis | Bennett Jones LLP | Edmonton

Karen Scott | Seveny Scott | Edmonton

Ryan Smith | Neuman Thompson | Edmonton

REGISTER ONLINE

Register online to attend Labour and Employment Law Update in Edmonton (November 30) or Calgary (December 5).

Register on or before October 24 to take advantage of our early bird pricing.

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Program Feature: Getting the Most Out of Microsoft® Word

Getting the Most Out of Microsoft® Word

We’re looking forward to an enriching day of learning at our upcoming program Getting the Most Out of Microsoft® Word. Join us in Edmonton (November 28) or Calgary (November 29) to enhance your proficiency in Microsoft® Word.


Meet the Instructor

Barron K. Henley Esq. is one of the founding partners of Affinity Consulting Group, a national legal technology consulting firm that handles all aspects of law practice automation, including document assembly, case management, document management, legal accounting software, trial presentation/litigation support, paper reduction/scanning, hardware, networks/servers, and security. He is an attorney and has been helping other lawyers with technology since 1990.

Barron received his BS in economics and BA in marketing, as well as his JD from The Ohio State University. He is a member of the American, Ohio State, and Columbus Bar associations as well as the Worthington Estate Planning Council. Barron is also a member of the ABA Law Practice Management Section and is the former chair of the Ohio State Bar Association Law Office Automation and Technology Committee.

Barron heads Affinity’s document assembly/automation and software training departments; he is a renowned expert on Microsoft® Word, Adobe Acrobat, and HotDocs document assembly software. He has authored legal-specific manuals on HotDocs, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft® Word, Excel, and Outlook. Barron teaches CLE classes throughout the United States and Canada, covering a wide variety of topics related to law practice management, technology, and ethics.

For additional information, click here.

About the Program

Cover various topics, including

  • Fixing Word’s Default Settings, Customizing the Interface, and Basic Editing
  • Proofing, Font, and Paragraph Formatting Fundamentals
  • Automatic Paragraph Numbers, Complex Page Numbering, and Introduction to Styles
  • Advanced Styles with Automatic Paragraph Numbering
  • Tables of Contents and Authorities, Paragraph Cross-References and Document Automation
  • Protecting Work Product

Learn about a wide spectrum of automation tools demonstrated from the amazing things your word processor is already capable of, from simple Word functionality to creating tables of authorities. Discover easier, quicker document creation, and explore more complex formatting techniques.

Register Online

Register online to attend Getting the Most Out of Microsoft® Word in Edmonton (November 28) or in Calgary (November 29). Read the program brochure for more details.

Register on or before October 24 to take advantage of our early bird pricing.

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Program Feature: Effective Legal Support: Wills and Estates

Effective Legal Support: Wills and Estates

Join us for Effective Legal Support: Wills and Estates in Edmonton (November 15) or Calgary (November 22), and discover strategies to increase legal support staff efficiency and effectiveness.


ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Improve your ability to manage complex files with the most up-to-date information available in estate administration. Explore applications for probate and estate administration in both standard and more complex matters. Review a basic application for a grant of administration and grant of probate, including common errors made in these applications and how to make an expedited application.

Hear from the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee about its role in a variety of estate administration scenarios. Receive clarification on the Public Trustee’s role regarding minor beneficiaries, find out when the Public Trustee receives notice on behalf of a represented adult and what to do if the Public Trustee is not the trustee of a beneficiary who may lack capacity. Get tips on issues such as bonds, missing beneficiaries, priorities, and appointing a trustee for minor’s property.

MEET THE FACULTY

Chair

Sherrilynn J. Kelly | Parlee McLaws LLP | Calgary

Sherrilynn has worked in law firms and law-related businesses her entire adult life. After working as a litigation paralegal for several years, she decided to pursue a legal education. After articling for the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and the Court of Appeal, Sherrilynn had a diverse practice at a prominent Calgary law firm for nearly ten years. As well as assisting clients with general corporate and commercial matters, acquisitions and divestitures, and corporate reorganizations, she has been involved in litigation at all levels of court in Alberta. During the last six years of practice, she focused on estate planning and administration and related litigious matters. Sherrilynn recently returned from Switzerland, where she worked for the United Nations Compensation Commission, to practice in her preferred area of estate planning, administration, and litigation. Read more.

Faculty

  • Timothy Bayly | KMSC Law LLP | Grande Prairie
  • Mel Greene | KMSC Law LLP | Grande Prairie
  • Stacy Hennings | Justice Services Division – Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee | Edmonton
  • Marianne Rivard | Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta | Edmonton

REGISTER ONLINE

Register online to attend Effective Legal Support: Wills and Estates in Edmonton (November 15) or Calgary (November 22). Register on or before October 10 to take advantage of our early bird pricing.

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Program Feature: Canada 150 – Constitutional Law Symposium

Join us for Canada 150 – Constitutional Law Symposium on October 27 (Edmonton). Analyze recent Supreme Court of Canada constitutional law decisions and trends emerging from the Court, and discuss their implications for practitioners.

This program is offered in collaboration with the Centre for Constitutional Studies.


TOPICS

Explore topics including:

DIVISION OF POWERS & BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT, 1867

  • R v Comeau and Section 121 of the Constitution Act, 1867: Freeing the Beer and Fortifying the Economic Union
  • (Not So) Cooperative Federalism: The fate of provincial environmental liabilities in federal insolvency proceedings
  • Reconsidering Federal Environmental Jurisdiction

FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS AND HUMAN RIGHTS

  • What the Religious Freedom Jurisprudence Tells Us – and Doesn’t – About the TWU Appeals
  • The Legal and Practical Ramifications of Theodore
  • “Living High”: The haze of Stewart v Elk Valley Coal and what it means for future labour relations

EMERGING ISSUES – PART I

  • Indigenous Peoples and the Division of Powers
  • A Constitutionalized Right to a Healthy Environment: Problems and prospects
  • Regulating Expression in the Digital Sphere

EMERGING ISSUES – PART II

  • Would a law requiring you to unlock your device for police violate the Charter?
  • The Alberta Government’s Response to Jordan

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Hon. Justice WIC Binnie CC, QC | Lenczner Slaght | Toronto

The Honourable Justice William Ian Cornell Binnie CC, QC served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada for almost 14 years. When he retired in 2011, the Globe and Mail described him as “arguably the country’s premier judge” and Montreal’s La Presse described him as “peut-être le juge le plus influent au Canada pendant la dernière décennie”. He was elected a Commissioner of the International Commission of Jurists (Geneva) in April 2003.

In his role as Counsel with Lenczner Slaght, Mr. Binnie shares strategic and practical advice, as well as his dispute resolution expertise, with his colleagues and the firm’s clients. In doing so, he draws not only on his judicial insights but also his wealth of courtroom experience as one of Canada’s top litigators.

MEET THE FACULTY

CHAIR

Patricia Paradis | Centre for Constitutional Studies – University of Alberta | Edmonton

FACULTY

  • Eric Tolppanen QC | Assistant Deputy Minister – Alberta Crown Prosecution Service | Edmonton
  • K. Donlevy | Werklund School of Education – University of Calgary | Calgary
  • Dylan Gibbs | JD Student, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta | Edmonton
  • Cameron Jefferies | Faculty of Law – University of Alberta | Edmonton
  • Howard Kislowicz | Faculty of Law – University of Calgary | Calgary
  • Malcolm Lavoie | Faculty of Law – University of Alberta | Edmonton
  • Kelli L. Lemon | Seveny Scott Lawyers | Edmonton
  • Anna J. Lund | Faculty of Law – University of Alberta | Edmonton
  • Bruce McIvor | First Peoples Law | Vancouver
  • Avnish Nanda | Nanda & Company | Edmonton
  • Martin Olszynski | Faculty of Law – University of Calgary | Calgary
  • Steven Penney | Faculty of Law – University of Alberta | Edmonton

REGISTER ONLINE

Register online to join us for Canada 150 – Constitutional Law Symposium in Edmonton (October 27).

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October Upcoming Legal Events

October upcoming Legal Events

Check out this month’s list of upcoming legal events.


LESA

Effective Legal Support: Family Law | Effective legal support is critical in resolving family law matters. Explore strategies to increase legal support efficiency and effectiveness for family law files. Register today to reserve your spot in this program October 3, (Calgary) and October 12(Edmonton).

Family Law During Recessionary TimesLawyers are often called on to help clients resolve a multitude of issues—especially in a strained economy. Investigate practical, proactive solutions in family law matters. Reserve your spot in this program October 4 (Calgary) and October 11 (Edmonton).

Bankruptcy and Insolvency FundamentalsReview substantive and procedural issues involved in bankruptcy and insolvency matters. Explore enforcement and protection mechanisms in both a business and personal context. Register today to reserve your spot in this program October 17 (Calgary) and October 24 (Edmonton).

The Business of Running a Law PracticePracticing law is different from the business of law. Explore how to run a law practice from business and management perspectives. Register today to reserve your spot in this program October 18 (Calgary) and October 25 (Edmonton).

7th Annual Law & Practice UpdateGeneral practitioners and those practicing in smaller firms face unique challenges. This 2-day conference provides updates on a full spectrum of substantive law and practice management topics. Register today to reserve your spot in this program October 20–21 (Edmonton).

Canada 150 – Constitutional Law SymposiumReview and analyze the effects of recent Supreme Court of Canada constitutional decisions and other developments. This program is offered in collaboration with the Centre for Constitutional Studies. Register today to reserve your spot in this program October 27 (Edmonton).

Family Farm IssuesFamily farms have unique legal issues. Explore matrimonial property, estate planning, corporate structuring, tax, and other matters related to family farms. Register today to reserve your spot in this program October 27 (Red Deer) and November 3 (Lethbridge).


CPLED

The face-to-face session Negotiations & Practice Fundamentals is in Edmonton (October 30–November 2) and Calgary (November 6–9). View the calendar or visit our website for more details.


Legal Community

Nominations are now open for the Distinguished Service Awards. Jointly presented by the Canadian Bar Association Alberta Branch and the Law Society of Alberta, these prestigious awards shine a light on the outstanding contribution Alberta lawyers make to the community, the legal profession, pro bono service, and to legal scholarship.

The closing date is October 31. For more information, click here.


If you want LESA’s help to raise awareness about an upcoming event relevant to the Alberta legal community, contact Andrea Maltais, Communications Coordinator.
780.969.0555 or andrea.maltais@lesa.org

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Paper Summary: Five Fundamental Principles of Pleadings

Five Fundamental Principles of Pleadings: Lessons & Reminders from Recent Case Law 

Prof. Barbara Billingsley

Family Law Trial Fundamentals (2016/2017)

Learn a bit more about Prof. Barbara Billingsley’s paper, Five Fundamental Principles of Pleadings: Lessons & Reminders from Recent Case Law, in today’s blog.


In the context of civil procedure, drafting and filing pleadings may be considered merely a formal step that must be fulfilled to trigger more functional components of litigation. In reality, pleadings do more than just serve as a gateway to the litigation process. A court may rely heavily on the pleadings, both for what they do not say as well as for what they do say. As such, counsel must pay serious attention to the content of pleadings when drafting.

Within this context, Billingsley considers 5 fundamental, interrelated principles of pleadings. She uses select court decisions from Canada, and, more specifically, Alberta, to supplement analysis of these principles and shed light on how they are applied.

The paper begins by examining the general principle that the content of a pleading has a significant impact on both the process and the outcome of a lawsuit. Next, the impact of pleadings and their inherent ability to define the parameters of litigation is analyzed. Furthermore, the requirement that pleadings must include sufficient content to support a cause of action or defence, or risk being struck out by the court, is discussed and the fundamental principle that judicial determinations must be limited to issues raised by the pleadings is set out. Finally, the principle of amendment of pleadings before the conclusion of a trial, when they are allowed, and their impact defining the parameters of litigation are examined.

The paper also offers a brief comment on how judicial expectations regarding pleadings have been or might yet be affected by the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent call for a “culture shift” in litigation. It is more important now than ever for counsel to ensure that pleadings are carefully drafted and in accordance with the aforementioned 5 fundamental principles.

Click here to read sample pages from this paper.


LESA Library

Interested in purchasing this paper? Or, are you looking to find out what other materials are available from the Family Law Trial Fundamentals program?

With an annual subscription to the LESA Library, you can not only access this paper but also hundreds of program materials from our past programs anytime—anywhere. This cost-effective resource even gives you the ability to set customizable notifications to ensure that you are always up to date with the latest educational resources.

Click here to learn more about the LESA Library. Alternatively, you can click here to purchase this paper individually.

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Program Feature: Bankruptcy and Insolvency Fundamentals

Bankruptcy and Insolvency Fundamentals

A solid foundation in insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings is key to running a successful practice. Join us for Bankruptcy and Insolvency Fundamentals Calgary (October 17) or in Edmonton (October 24). Review substantive and procedural issues involved in bankruptcy and insolvency matters, and develop your knowledge of this practice area.


MEET THE FACULTY

Chair

  • John Frame | Witten LLP | Edmonton | John Frame completed a BA at the University of Alberta in 1990, an LLB at the University of Windsor in 1991, and was admitted to the Alberta bar in 1992. His practice currently focuses on condominium management law, providing guidance and assistance to condominium corporations, directors, property managers, and owners. John also practices in the areas of creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and insolvency, and commercial disputes.

Faculty

  • Thomas Gusa | Miller Thomson LLP | Edmonton | Thomas Gusa is a financial services and insolvency lawyer whose practice consists of personal and corporate insolvency, secured and unsecured debt collection, and foreclosures. He advises on all matters relating to corporate debt restructuring, receiverships, CCAA proceedings, and security enforcement. Thomas also assists corporate and commercial clients with a variety of banking issues and business disputes.
  • Walker Macleod | McCarthy Tetrault LLP | Calgary | Walker MacLeod is a partner in our Bankruptcy & Restructuring Group in Calgary. He acts for senior and junior creditors, debtors, receivers, monitors and trustees in a wide range of corporate insolvency, restructuring, and workout related matters. Walker has acted in numerous large and complex restructuring and insolvency cases, including multiple transactional reorganizations with a cross-border or international component. Read more.
  • Alexander Mosaico | Mosaico Law | Edmonton | Alexander Mosaico has represented companies and individuals in complex litigation matters, prosecuted and defended claims involving contract disputes, and handled contentious matrimonial matters. Alexander has worked on the bankruptcy and insolvency team of a national law firm, assisting both creditors and debtors with cases where fraud or misappropriation was alleged. Alexander started his firm in 2014 and continues to work in this area of law. Read more.
  • Barry Nykyforuk | BNA Solutions | Calgary | Barry Nykyforuk is the President and Owner of BNA Solutions. Helping clients find their debt solution since 1997, he is a licensed Trustee in Insolvency and Restructuring. Barry is a trusted expert, highly recommended by former clients and business associates.
  • Glenn Steiner | BNA Solutions | Edmonton | Glenn Steiner is a Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT) and a member of the Canadian Association of Insolvency Professionals. He has worked with various Federal Government departments, including with the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy (OSB) within Industry Canada. Read more.
  • Brian Summers | Dentons Canada Services LLP | Edmonton | Brian practices in a wide variety of commercial litigation with special emphasis on restructuring, insolvency, bankruptcy, trust and estate litigation, as well as partnership and close corporation disputes. Brian’s expertise is built on over 30 years of dealing with myriad commercial litigation issues ranging from the most basic to the most complex. Read more.
  • Stephanie Wanke | DLA Piper (Canada) LLP | Edmonton | Stephanie Wanke is an experienced insolvency lawyer and commercial litigator, acting for bankruptcy trustees, proposal trustees, receivers, secured creditors, and debtors in a wide variety of insolvency matters. Stephanie assists clients with receiverships, bankruptcies, proposals, matters under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and commercial foreclosures. Stephanie also assists trustees, creditors, and debtors in complex or high-value consumer bankruptcy matters. Read more.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Discuss insolvency from a creditor’s perspective. Learn what advice lawyers can give to insolvency clients on protecting assets and income from creditors, how insolvency law intersects with family law, and more. Get answers to questions such as:

  • What is the definition of a Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT)
  • What do we consider when a debtor shows up at our door?
  • What can a debtor keep in a bankruptcy?
  • Why do some debtors file bankruptcy and some file proposals?
  • What is surplus income and what happens if a bankrupt does not pay?

Review fundamental principles, explore enforcement and protection mechanisms in both a business and personal context, and discuss foundational principles and legislation including the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.

REGISTER ONLINE

Register to attend Bankruptcy and Insolvency Fundamentals in Calgary (October 17) or in Edmonton (October 24).

For more information, read the program brochure.

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Program Feature: 7th Annual Law & Practice Update

7th Annual Law & Practice Update

We’re looking forward to our 7th Annual Law & Practice Update in Edmonton this October 20–21. Join us to receive updates on a full spectrum of substantive law and practice management topics tailored to practitioners in a solo or small firm environment. Discuss multiple areas of law, including wills and estates, family law, tax law, real estate, bankruptcy, and more.


Meet the Faculty

Chair: Lori-Ann Cohoe | Cohoe Law Office | Vegreville

Faculty

  • Hon. Justice A.W. Germain | Court of Queen’s Bench | Edmonton
  • Malkit Atwal | Field LLP | Edmonton
  • Philip Carr | Alberta Lawyers Insurance Association (ALIA) | Calgary
  • Rhonda Fox Miles | Fox Miles and Associates | Edmonton
  • Pierre Lamoureux | Lamoureux Culham LLP | St. Paul
  • Niel Mather | Mather Tax Law & Tax Dispute Resolution | Edmonton
  • Jason S. McCulloch | Witten LLP | Edmonton
  • Simone Mulkay | Cohoe Law Office | Vegreville
  • Todd Munday | Grey Munday Wowk LLP | Cold Lake & Bonnyville
  • Scott Polischuk | Politeski Strilchuk & Milen | Lloydminster
  • Christina Tchir | Morrow Tchir LLP | St. Paul
  • Richard Verhaeghe | Verhaeghe Law Office | Athabasca
  • Tim Verhaeghe | Verhaeghe Law Office | Athabasca

About the Program

We recently spoke with Lori-Ann Cohoe to learn a bit more about the program. Here’s what she had to say.

Q: What makes this program unique?

This program is somewhat unique in that the majority of the presenters are from rural areas. I believe this will assist smaller firms and sole practitioners who have to rely on themselves for all resources.”

Q: Can you tell me a bit about the topics and takeaways?

We are covering management issues and requirements for being a principal in addition to substantive areas of law (wills and estates, real estate, child welfare, child support, elder law, corporate director liability, personal bankruptcy). We will also get a visit from Justice Germain, which will be wonderful. Most papers will have checklists or precedents, and there will be PowerPoint presentations, which are always helpful for busy lawyers.

Review various topics, including how to manage both basic and complex Wills, Enduring Power of Attorneys, and Personal Directives;  when to put your client in touch with a Trustee during a bankruptcy claim;  how to successfully manage a legal practice while keeping in mind retirement and succession planning, work-in-progress, recruitment and training of new lawyers, compensation arrangements, and exit strategies; and much more.

Register Online

Register online to attend the 7th Annual Law & Practice Update in Edmonton (October 20–21). Read the brochure for more information.

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LESA Employment Opportunity: Director of Integration

Alberta's Top 70 Employers 2017The Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA) was founded in 1975 to serve the Alberta legal community. As the primary provider of continuing legal education in the province, we serve the spectrum of educational and professional development needs by delivering high-quality educational programs and resources. We strive to lead the way in corporate culture by valuing our greatest asset—our employees. Combining in-depth knowledge with cutting-edge technology, we aim to provide engaging experiences that meet the diverse needs of legal professionals throughout Alberta. We continue to offer high-quality programs and resources by building and sustaining forward thinking staff and will continue to set standards of excellence as one of Alberta’s Top 70 Employers (2017 & 2016).

We are seeking to fill the role of Director of Integration, based in Edmonton. This position reports to the Executive Director and forms part of the Leadership Team, which includes the Executive Director, Counsel, and the Director of Education. The position works closely and collaboratively with the Director of Education and Counsel.

THE ROLE

The Director of Integration is responsible for the efficient and effective management of (a) human, financial, physical, technological, and knowledge-based resources (including governance and administration support); and (b) social capital through branding, communications, and community engagement initiatives (including customer/student service).

Click here to read the full job description and to find out how to apply.

CLOSING DATE: This posting closes at 11:59 PM on October 15, 2017, or until a successful candidate has been hired.