Call for Volunteer Witnesses: 38th Annual Intensive Advocacy

Are you interested in giving back to the profession by helping lawyers practice direct examination and cross-examination skills? We are looking for volunteers to act as witnesses in simulated trials and hearings as part of our upcoming 38thAnnual Intensive Advocacy program in Calgary, Alberta on Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 8:30 AM–2:00 PM. (Note: most witness obligations are concluded by …

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Meet our Chair: Amanda Baretta | Business Issues in Family Law

As chair of our upcoming Business Issues in Family Law webinar series, Amanda Baretta of Latitude Family Law has brought together family law practitioners and accountants to provide insight on a variety of topics in this two-part series. We (virtually) met with Amanda to learn a little more about her and gain insight into what …

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Law Needs Well-Being

An initiative led by the CBA Young Lawyers Section and the Mental Health & Awareness Committee is inviting legal professionals from all over Canada to consider the importance of personal well-being. The campaign, Law Needs Well-Being Because… takes place this week (October 3–9, 2021) during Mental Illness Awareness Week. The hope is that this campaign will help …

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LESA Library – Complimentary Practice Management Collection

Still on the fence about whether or not the LESA Library is right for you? Check out LESA’s Complimentary Practice Management collection – now available on the LESA Library. Try out the fully redesigned interface featuring intuitive navigation and improved searchability–all while accessing quality practice management resources for free. That’s right – access all of LESA’s quality practice …

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Presenter Profile: Douglas H. Peterson | Advanced Legal Writing

With having practiced law for more than 20 years, Douglas H. Peterson now primarily works in corporate commercial law. Focusing on corporate structuring (both domestic and international) and international business transactions, Douglas works with his fair share of contracts. He has represented companies in all phases of the business lifecycle from start-up to the international …

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Presenter Profile: Michael Styczen | Joint Ventures Webinar Series

LESA is pleased to have Michael Styczen, partner at DLA Piper (Canada) LLP present a three-part series on Joint Ventures for LESA this fall. Originally from Ontario and called to the bar in both Manitoba and Alberta, Michael practices corporate and commercial law in the energy sector with a focus on clean energy, energy storage, and …

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A Look at Franchise Legislation in Alberta, and Beyond

Guest Author: Ellery Lew, Witten LLP Alberta was the first jurisdiction in Canada to pass franchise legislation. The first legislation was enacted in 1971.[1]  It was modelled after securities legislation and was focused on the requirement for disclosure of material information to a potential franchisee. At the time, the document for disclosure of material information …

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Registration is now open! Save your spot at LESA’s Refresher 2022: Wills and Estates

                Registration is now open for LESA’s Refresher 2022: Wills and Estates. Join us from April 30–May 2, 2022 in Banff, Alberta for an in-depth exploration of wills, estate planning, estate administration, and estate litigation issues. Topics will include: • Initial considerations on estate litigation files • Managing the court process: Rules …

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Presenter Profile: Brittany Koenig (Social Media Marketing for Legal Professionals)

If done well, social media marketing can be very effective. The land of social media can also be very daunting when considering factors such as how to post for search engine optimization, what to post that will add value to your readers, how to audit your social media strategy to ensure there is a return …

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