Alberta Real Estate Practice Manual

Whether you practice in commercial or residential real estate, this manual is for you. The Alberta Real Estate Practice Manual provides a comprehensive overview of real estate transactions in Alberta. Written by real estate practitioners from across the province, this publication follows the real estate deal from start to finish. Highlights include chapters on: Listing …

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Alberta Family Law Practice Manual – 2020 Update

Prepared by leading family law practitioners, the Alberta Family Law Practice Manual guides you through a family law file from start to finish, whether the file proceeds through collaborative law, mediation, arbitration, or court. Recent changes to the Divorce Act are reflected in our 2020 update to this manual.  Highlights include comprehensive information on: Divorce Matrimonial …

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Alberta Civil Practice Manual

The Alberta Civil Practice Manual contains comprehensive information vital to your civil litigation practice. Packed with background information and commentary written by leading civil law practitioners, this manual contains valuable information to get you through a litigation file from start to finish, including topics on: Commencing an action The questioning process Amending pleadings Managing litigation …

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LESA’s Newest Publication: Alberta Business Law Practice Manual

Have you heard? A brand new addition to LESA’s Practice Manual series is coming soon: the Alberta Business Law Practice Manual. This publication provides in-depth coverage of many general corporate and commercial topics and also addresses more specific areas like trusts, business disputes, intellectual property, franchises, and legal practice in the oil and gas sector. …

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Launch of the All-New LESA Library

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 …

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What a Difference a Year Makes

Guest Author: Lisa Silver, Associate Professor, University of Calgary Faculty of Law Last year, I wrote a blog article (see Adding Zora to the 1L Crime Syllabus) outlining the many ways in which the Supreme Court of Canada decision in R v Zora, 2020 SCC 14, matters to the criminal justice system. Justice Sheilah Martin …

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Digital Border Searches: R v Canfield, 2020 ABCA 383

Guest Author: Professor Steven Penney | University of Alberta, Faculty of Law While the border is not a Charter-free zone, the courts have largely deferred to the state’s sovereignty and security interests in applying section 8 of the Charter to customs and immigration searches. The template was set in R v Simmons,[1] where the Supreme Court …

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French Trial in Alberta?

Scope of Language Rights in Criminal Proceedings While Alberta has only adopted English as its official language, it is not exempt from having legal obligations to provide certain legal services in French. The right to a trial in the official language of one’s choice is one of these obligations that was initially implemented in 1985 …

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Presenter Profile: David Fulton | Cyber Insurance

David Fulton, CEO and President of True North Group Inc. co-presented “Cyber Insurance” with Stuart Tate of HighStreet Insurance. The on-demand program is now available! Key take-aways include: Understand why you are a target for cyber criminals Dive into the anatomy of a cyber-attack Consider cybercrime costs 10 tips to avoid cyber-attacks How to know you’ve …

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