Indigenous Leaders in the Alberta Legal Community Series | Corie Flett KC

The LESA blog is publishing a series of articles highlighting Indigenous leaders in the Alberta legal community. Today’s post spotlights Corie Flett KC, partner and founder of Muessle Flett Law LLP, and member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation. Corie grew up in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories— a small town where most of her extended …

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A Note of Thanks to Outgoing LESA Board Members

It is with much appreciation that we say farewell to three of LESA’s Board of Directors this fall. Stephanie Dobson (outgoing Vice-Chair), Valerie Danielson KC (outgoing Treasurer), and Ryan D. Anderson KC (outgoing member of our Governance Committee) will be stepping down from the LESA board as of September 28, 2022. Stephanie has been a …

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September 30 | The Significance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

To commemorate the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation this Friday, we wish to highlight the significance of this day in Canada and the legal community at large. In 2013, National Orange Shirt Day was pioneered by former students of St. Joseph Mission Residential School (“SJM”) from the Secwepemc, Tsilhqot’in, Southern Dakelh and …

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What Non-IP Lawyers Need to Know About IP Law

Intellectual property law arises across many practice areas, but not all circumstances require a specialized IP lawyer. With the increasing prevalence of IP and technology in corporate transactions and litigation, issues relating to IP, such as patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyright and industrial designs, are becoming more common in many different legal contexts. If you …

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LESA is Hiring for Staff Lawyer

We are seeking to fill the role of Staff Lawyer, based in Edmonton. Become part of an innovative and dynamic organization and help us make a meaningful contribution to the legal profession. The Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA) was founded in 1975 to serve the Alberta legal community. As the primary provider of continuing legal …

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Registration is Open | LESA’s Refresher 2023: Family Law

Registration is now open for LESA’s Refresher 2023: Family Law. Join us this coming May at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper, Alberta for several days of learning and networking. Refresher Registration Includes: • Welcome networking reception • Two breakfasts • Three lunches • One ticket for the dinner & networking event • Electronic …

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New Benefit for LESA Library Subscribers: 50% Off On-Demand Programs

We are happy to announce a new benefit for subscribers of the LESA Library. Whether you subscribe to one, two, or all six core areas of law, we are pleased to offer you 50% off our entire collection of on-demand programs. What are On-Demand Programs? LESA’s on-demand programs are recordings of past programs delivered live …

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Alberta Revises the Title of its Superior Trial Court

With the passing of the late Queen Elizabeth II, we wish to express our deepest condolences to the Royal Family. Her Majesty dedicated over 70 years of her life to public service – the longest reigning Monarch in British history. As Head of the Commonwealth, Her Majesty was a much loved and respected figure, tying …

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Digging into Deleted or Lost Information: Digital Forensics

More and more cases rely on digital evidence. How can lawyers recover digital information from computers, mobile devices, and cloud sources in ways that will be accepted by the courts? How can they certify that the data is authentic? Collecting digital evidence in a secure manner, using sound forensic methodologies, is key. Join a digital …

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2022 Update | LESA’s Alberta Real Estate Practice Manual

Updated July, 2022, LESA’s Alberta Real Estate Practice Manual outlines key areas of knowledge for Alberta practitioners in the area of real estate law. Whether you practice in commercial or residential real estate, this manual is for you. The Alberta Real Estate Practice Manual sets out the core duties, obligations, and responsibilities under agency law, …

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